Search Results: "Gin Phillips"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

From English historian, architect, and novelist Dillon, an admirable history of the London gin craze that tainted everyone involved. Read full book review >

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COME IN AND COVER ME by Gin Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"This uneven second novel offers fine details and character study, but it occasionally falls prey to overly ambitious plotting."
After the well-received The Well and the Mine (2009), Phillips' second novel tackles ghosts, both real and metaphorical, on an archaeological dig in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN SUMMER by Gin Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A satisfying psychological journey. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A muted fairy-tale-like story about two 12-year-old girls who spend their summer days at an abandoned mini-golf course. Read full book review >

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FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips
Released: July 11, 2017

"Poignant and profound, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will shatter readers like a bullet through bone."
A deadly game of hide-and-seek is set inside a darkened menagerie. Read full book review >

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A LITTLE BIT OF SPECTACULAR by Gin Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Although the story could use more dramatic pull, readers should enjoy its sympathetic protagonist and offbeat mystery element. (Fiction. 9-13)"
An enigmatic message on a bathroom wall intrigues a lonely 11-year-old girl who decides to investigate, making a friend in the process. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A wonderful story that brings us deep into that moment when America made race music its own and gave rise to the rock sound now heard around the world."
A monumental biography of the larger-than-life loner who fought for the acceptance of black music and discovered an extraordinary group of poor, country-boy singers whose records would transform American popular culture. Read full book review >

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MR PHILLIPS by John Lanchester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2000

"Lanchester's capable, knowledgeable, revelatory homage to Mrs. Woolf and Mr. Joyce (and even to Mr. Eliot's 'unreal city') is one of them."
Following up on his successful cookbook-cum-mystery (The Debt to Pleasure, 1996), Lanchester offers an end-of-the-century version of Mrs. Dalloway—with results as brilliantly captivating as Michael Cunningham's were in The Hours. Read full book review >

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GIN LANE by James Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 1998

"But Brady fans litter the landscape, and may disagree."
Tedium in excelsis as Advertising Age and Parade columnist Brady extends his line of novels about wealthy Long Islanders begun with Further Lane (1997). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A toper's pleasure, though perhaps it should come with a warning label."
Gin and tonic? Gin rickey? Gin gimlet? Stop being so prissy: In this lively history, Barnett (Medical London, 2008, etc.) notes that the way to drink gin is neat, "with perhaps an occasional dash of bitters to soften the rough edge of pot-still spirit." Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF THE GIN FIZZ by Henry Kisor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"A relaxing armchair entertainment, and an empowering tale for readers who face any kind of physical deficit. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
A deaf editor-writer learns to fly and pilots a Cessna cross- country in a nostalgic search for self and the grass-roots camaraderie that he says is waning in society but still survives in general aviation. Read full book review >

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OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS by Mark Bailey
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"If you have a hipster's need to drink your way through film history in the footsteps of Bogey and Bacall or just want to hit all of LA's historic hotspots or perhaps are just taking your liver out for a thorough road test under the swaying palms, then this is your vade mecum. Otherwise, stick to Kenneth Anger or maybe Barton Fink."
A toper's guide to booze and its discontents in the film mecca that is Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"Largely apocryphal and hardly scholarly, but a lot of fun."
A snappy, anecdotal tale of the writerly Jazz Age ladies—Fitzgerald, Millay, Parker, and Ferber—and the men who adored them. Read full book review >