Search Results: "Jonathan Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2010

"A straightforward, pertinent study replete with passionate personages both Christian and Muslim."
A fresh, no-nonsense take on the causes, human cost and continued relevance of the medieval Crusades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Events too little remembered today, and well worth hearing about: Phillips does a good job of rendering this complex, even timely story intelligibly."
Well-crafted tale of "brutality and determination, depravity and avarice, political intrigue and religious zeal"—and even worse. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

But if The Locals ...


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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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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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"A fun, short novel, absent of pretension, which—while faulty—will satisfy anyone looking for a quick detective-fiction fix."
Mystery, murder and the muddled morality of the concept of law in California. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE by T.J. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Different and distinctive."
A second novel by Tom Savage (Precipice, 1994), here using a pseudonym, in the same settingSt. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2011

"Although linked by the author's sense of history and his awareness of being an outsider, these pieces seem uncomfortable together, as though forced to migrate from earlier settings to this new home."
A collection of essays on the themes of race, the African diaspora, otherness and identity, from a Caribbean-born, British-raised, and United States-based writer with a sharp eye for the tensions of modern society. Read full book review >

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BLINDSIDED by Clyde Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"But do they make a better target as well?"
Blindsided ($24.00; Mar.; 320 pp.; 0-688-17154-0): A cop-and-wife thriller from Phillips (Fall from Grace, 1998), who here continues the adventures of heroine Jane Candiotti and her partner—in every sense of the word—Kenny Marks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"An immensely readable work of literary depths."
British academic Phillips (History/Kingston Univ.; Women in Business, 1700-1850, 2006) portrays an entire social history through the sad unraveling of one newly rich family ruined by the rakish pursuits (blending into criminality) of the sole son and heir. Read full book review >