Search Results: "Gin Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: GIN PHILLIPS
by Megan Labrise

Gin Phillips had no intention of writing summer’s most scintillating literary thriller.

“I wanted to write a book about motherhood,” Phillips says of Fierce Kingdom, the story of a mother and four-year-old son trapped in their local zoo by an active shooter event.

“I was aware it was a faster plot than I normally focus on,” she says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Suddenly Spying by Gin Mackey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A breezy novel that delivers an appealing, down-to-earth heroine dabbling in espionage."
A woman may be putting herself in jeopardy when she becomes an amateur spy to help her secret agent sister in Mackey's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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ON EDGE by Gin Price
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Intriguing characters, a different take on an urban landscape, and the element of mystery will captivate readers. (Mystery. 12-18)"
The closing of two high schools results in strife between rival gangs. Read full book review >

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DISAPPEAR OUR DEAD by Gin Mackey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2016

"Goes beyond a cozy, small-town mystery to consider some immense and difficult matters."
A widow's efforts to become a home-funeral guide entangle her in a murder case in this novel. Read full book review >

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DAMNED NATION by Kathryn Gin Lum
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An elucidating study of why hell continued to matter in early America."
Religion scholar Gin Lum (Religious Studies/Stanford Univ.) delves into the writings and memoirs of early Americans deeply concerned with the issues of hell and salvation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURN by Suzanne Phillips
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The issue of how culpable he is for his later actions is also deftly dramatized, but it is far more ambiguous and complex, and will give teen readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like a traffic accident you can see coming a mile off and then can't look away from, Phillips's cautionary tale horrifies and disturbs as it rolls out the story of a bullied ninth-grade boy who, after being pushed to the wall, finally explodes. Read full book review >

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THE LATE CANDIDATE by Mike Phillips
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Londoner Sam Dean, the black free-lance journalist introduced in Blood Rights, has old ties to both murder victim Aston Edwards, a savvy black politico, and the chief suspect, young Tony, who was obsessed with Aston's wife. Read full book review >