Search Results: "Kathryn Phillips"


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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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

A probing exploration of the mysteriously rapid disappearance of many amphibian species—with disturbing portents for the wider ecological picture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"No bones about it, Phillips is a partisan, but she makes an elegant and persuasive case for going native."
Phillips (Tracking the Vanishing Frogs, 1994) provides a lucid explanation of natural landscaping as she follows in the footsteps of one of its practitioners. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BABY? by Kathryn O. Galbraith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though baby animal books abound, this one's sweet framing device, simple but precise language and appealing illustrations will no doubt find it some fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sweet, simple introduction to animal babies focuses on how they keep themselves safe by hiding. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LOUIE by Kathryn Finney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The story and theme have been done many times before and with much more success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little dog learns how to be himself. Read full book review >

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NEXT YEAR, FOR SURE by Zoey Leigh Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A crisp, exciting exploration of love, friendship, and everything in between. Peterson's one to watch."
In this psychologically perceptive debut, a young couple struggles with the realities of nonmonogamy. Read full book review >

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PILOT'S WIFE by Anita Shreve
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"An evocative but obvious thriller, rather like a domesticated Patricia Highsmith, that keeps you reading—even as you're regretting the opportunities for intrigue and angst that the narrative consistently ignores."
Though sacrificing depth and credibility for speed, Shreve's sixth (The Weight of Water, 1997, etc.) is another suspenseful portrait of a modern marriage rent by betrayal and loss. Read full book review >

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WAR DOGS by Kathryn Selbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The combination of thoughtful design, compelling illustrations and a winsome canine companion make this beginning biography stand out. (timeline, afterword, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
An introductory look at Winston Churchill and his notable place in British history uses a clever narrative device that focuses on his miniature poodle, Rufus. Read full book review >

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THE OBAMA INHERITANCE by Gary Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A surprising, though sometimes frustrating, collection that uses genre fiction to confront the impact of Obama's presidency on the white American psyche."
In this collection of stories edited by Phillips (Orange County Noir, 2010, etc.) and inspired by the racist backlash to Barack Obama's presidency, 15 writers grapple with—and parody—white America's fear of the 44th president. Read full book review >