Search Results: "Helen Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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

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 >

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Released: July 14, 2012

"Sensible, actionable advice for anyone hoping to move a brand into the upper echelons of retailing."
A fashionista offers marketers advice for connecting with the elusive luxury customer. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK by Carly Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2004

"Brainless, sexy romp will please the fans nonetheless."
With a nod to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Phillips turns her slight talent (The Heartbreaker, 2003, etc.) to a tale of two sisters. Read full book review >

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IN THE FALLING SNOW  by Caryl Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2009

"A stylistic tour de force, suffering from a little too much thematic connecting of the dots."
The head of a London office on Race Equality ends his affair with a woman he supervises, launching a schematic set of repercussions in this new novel by Phillips (Foreigners, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 26, 2012

"A suspense-filled journey through the Civil War told by a brave, skilled soldier."
Phillips' work of historical fiction follows a Civil War-era sharpshooter in the Union Army. Read full book review >