Search Results: "Helen Phillips"


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HELEN by Anita Mishook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A well-structured, compelling historical tale.
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A young, Jewish, Polish-American immigrant moves from New York to California and reluctantly infiltrates a pro-Nazi organization in this novel. 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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HELEN KELLER by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The lack of notes, bibliography or online resources further mar this book. (Biography. 6-8)"
Helen Keller's inspiring story has a way of making it into most elementary-school curricula. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by George Sullivan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Satisfying the requirement for 100-page biography reports, this adds little else to the field. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The compelling lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan are interwoven with quotations from their own writing in a choppy, flat, rehashing of the now-familiar story of Keller's vast potential and the brilliant teaching skills that grew to make Helen's social and intellectual life rich, but negated any semblance of a personal life for Anne. Read full book review >

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HERE WHERE THE SUNBEAMS ARE GREEN by Helen Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"More fantasy than magical realism, this eco-adventure maintains its mystery and suspense right up to the end. (Adventure. 9-13)"
When Madeleine and Ruby visit the supergreen rain-forest resort where their ornithologist father has been employed to find endangered species, they find him distressingly changed—and maybe contributing to a bird's extinction. Read full book review >

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AND YET THEY WERE HAPPY by Helen Phillips
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2011

"A literary reflection to The Magnetic Fields' album 69 Love Songs."
The story of the world unfolds in bursts of imagination, tied together with the flavor and thematic structure of fables. Read full book review >

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LOSING HELEN by Carol Becker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A book written as much or more for the author as for any readership, but those going through similar trials will take much solace from the author's story."
A short and powerful evocation of a mother's death and of the events immediately preceding them. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by Dorothy Herrmann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 1998

"Keller's life, exceptional as it was, is no match for that of Herrmann's earlier subject, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. (64 photos) (Author tour)"
This biography ably chronicles the long, remarkable life of the deaf/blind prodigy, mystic, and socialist Keller and her longtime teacher and helpmeet, Anne Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world. Read full book review >

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SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS by Helen Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Phillips proves yet again that she is an intuitive, emotionally resonant writer who is willing to consider some of life's biggest questions and offer, yes, a few possible solutions."
The short stories in this darkly absorbing collection remind us of the hope and humanity, the warmth, joy, and love that can be found in even the bleakest circumstances. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Intense and enigmatic, tense and tender, this novel offers no easy answers—its deeper meanings may mystify—but it grabs you up, propels you along, and leaves you gasping, grasping, and ready to read it again."
In a novel that's part love story, part urban thriller, Phillips (And Yet They Were Happy, 2011, etc.) captures the way an isolating job and an indifferent city can stealthily steal our lives and erode our souls—and the protective, nourishing power of love.Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by Lesa Cline-Ransome
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"A nice introduction to a fascinating life for the very youngest of readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Helen Keller cannot hear, see or speak, but she knows the scent of vanilla cake coming out of the oven, the feel of her mother's fancy silk dress and that the dog is tense because the horses are outside. Read full book review >