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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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 >

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NEXT OF KIN by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2001

"Still, despite its flaws: a refreshingly unsentimental story about people trying, not always successfully, to do what's right."
The popular Trollope (Marrying the Mistress, 2000, etc.) again deftly profiles ordinary men and women learning to adapt as their lives are disrupted by change and loss. 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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THE CHOIR by Joanna Trollope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A thin and relentlessly quaint there'll-always-be-an-England story: The passion is as tepid as breakfast toast, but scenes of angelic faces singing sweetly in the choir will no doubt play well on TV. (Author tour)"
From a descendant of the Bard of Barchester, a seventh novel (The Men and the Girls, 1993, etc.) and an upcoming Masterpiece Theatre dramatization that breathlessly chronicles minor intrigue on a venerable English cathedral close. Read full book review >

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A DUAL INHERITANCE by Joanna Hershon
Released: April 30, 2013

"A richly composed but demanding portrait of familial gravity and the wobbly orbits that bring us together again and again."
The lives, loves and fortunes of two very different men become hopelessly entwined as the decades pass them by. Read full book review >

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THE SITWELLS by Joanna Skipwith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This book, the accompaniment to The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and 1930s at London's National Portrait Gallery, is filled with drawings, paintings, and photographs of the Sitwells and their shifting circles by artists of the period, including Cecil Beaton, Wyndham Lewis, and Max Beerbohm."
Could chance have chosen a better family name than Sitwell for people who spent much of their life posing for portraits? Read full book review >