Search Results: "Joanna Philbin"


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SINCE LAST SUMMER by Joanna Philbin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 3, 2014

"Wealth, as seen from someone who's been there, plus romance that rings true equals nicely entertaining chick lit. (Chick lit. 15-18)"
Middle-class Rory and her rich friend Isabel return to continue their romantic adventures in East Hampton. Read full book review >

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THE DAUGHTERS BREAK THE RULES by Joanna Philbin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Entertaining and not entirely fluffy. (Chick lit. 12 & up)"
Daughters of megawealthy celebrities really have it tough in this breezy, ultimately interesting continuation of the Daughters series by celebrity daughter Philbin. Read full book review >

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RULES OF SUMMER by Joanna Philbin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Philbin hits all the buttons designed to attract chick-lit readers—major wealth, casually mentioned fashion, hot boyfriends and, of course, universal beauty—for a summertime diversion. (Chick lit. 12 & up)"
When a middle-class girl spends the summer living with a superrich family on Long Island, conflict and romance result. Read full book review >

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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

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HOW I GOT THIS WAY by Regis Philbin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"What you see on TV is what you get in this book. Fans will love it; others won't have much to contemplate."
TV talk-show legend Philbin reminisces about some of the important people who have impacted his impressive 50-year run. Read full book review >

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DEAD CENTER by Joanna Higgins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Readers may find the machine-gun staccato of nonstop sentence fragments and improbabilities distracting, but Higgins' otherwise lovely writing will keep them reading to find out how this tale of love gone wrong ends."
Higgins (A Soldier's Book, 1998, etc.) takes a fictional look at a real-life case and the effect it has on one family. Read full book review >

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A SOLDIER'S BOOK by Joanna Higgins
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"An impressive debut, and a notable contribution to the recent flood of Civil War novels."
A grim, terse, often moving first novel about a young Union soldier who comes of age in the waning days of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Solid advice and encouragement for those seeking a gratifying work life."
Penn presents strategies and tips for making the most of your job or finding appropriate, satisfying work. Read full book review >

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THE BRASS DOLPHIN by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Intelligent historical fiction with characters strong enough to compete with the events they're illuminating, by a master of the genre (Other People's Children, 1999, etc.)."
A Bantam hardcover in 1997, published under the pseudonym of Caroline Harvey, this first of a series vividly details the tough lessons about love and life a young Englishwoman learns on Malta during WWII. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"With conversations between pairs of characters substituting for events, this is a smoothly drawn but comparatively lackluster parable of family dynamics."
Family ties bind rather too tightly in the bestselling author's latest capable snapshot of British middle-class domesticity. Read full book review >

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SECOND HONEYMOON by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"Modest and unerringly real—a love song to ordinary life."
British author Trollope's tale of confronting life post-motherhood is a masterpiece of the mundane. Read full book review >

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MARRYING THE MISTRESS by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Masterful storytelling and memorable characters combine to give us a wise and gently truthful take on a highly charged subject."
Another splendidly nuanced tale of contemporary family life from the always expert Trollope (Other People's Children, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >