Search Results: "Matthew Phillips"


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Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An enjoyable, flawed look at upper crust living, perfect for readers fascinated by old money."
Phillips' debut memoir shadows a young man's painfully funny initiation into the world of class, style and money in New York City. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S KEY by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Depth and complexity are added to great effect in this second installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Following the events of The Peddler's Road (2015), 12-year-old Max is desperate to return to the Summer Isle where her brother, Carter, is trapped with the children the Pied Piper led away from the town of Hamelin. Read full book review >

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THE PIPER'S APPRENTICE by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Trolls and ogres and emo preteens. Oh my. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Max and her brother, Carter, are trapped on the enchanted Summer Isle with the misdirected Pied Piper, the evil Grannie Yaga, and the lost children of Hamelin. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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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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MATTHEW DOWD
by Rhett Morgan

A political analyst with ABC news, the co-author of 2006’s Applebee’s America, and the former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, Matthew Dowd has spent the last seven years ruminating on the current state of the country. Through his columns and TV appearances he sharpened his observations about leadership and what is lacking in that leadership, but it ...


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FISHTAILING by Wendy Phillips
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"However, although much of the climatic action happens offstage, there are enough razor blades, lust, jealousy and revenge to keep readers breathlessly hooked until the very end. (Verse novel. 14 & up)"
Four teens fall in and out of longing, love and violence: Kyle, the motorcycle-riding musician, Miguel, the unpredictable poet haunted by a violent past, Natalie, a mischief-making cutter, and Tricia, a biracial teen uncomfortable in her own skin. Read full book review >

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THESE THINGS I'VE DONE by Rebecca Phillips
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The novel also shines a light on more typical high school dramas—a secret crush on a friend's boyfriend, overbearing parents—and readers can't help but sympathize. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Dara becomes a pariah after accidentally killing her best friend, but she earns the trust of the one person she thought would never talk to her again. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"What does the Bush Restoration mean for the rest of us? Stay tuned, but consult Phillips for some disturbing scenarios that bode ill for the future of good old-fashioned democracy."
A corrupt dynasty founded on conquest, lies, and the certainty that ruler equals divine agent. Ancient China? Imperial Rome? Read full book review >

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THE DARK SIDE OF DEATH by S.T. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Jack's not the most memorable protagonist, but if his future books are as sturdy as this one, his fan base will grow."
In Phillips' debut thriller, a man falsely accused of murder is forced to seek justice by tracking down those who framed him. Read full book review >

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Released: March 31, 2012

"A thoughtful, thorough analysis geared toward African-American leaders and educators that offers limited readability for a general audience."
Former high school math teacher Reverend Rufus Phillips explores the root challenges of African-American's self-actualization in this blend of memoir and sociological study. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"Whatever the source of Phillips's disturbance, this memoir is clearly the product of a dazzling mind."
A fascinating story that is either an account of a young woman with multiple personality disorder or the brilliant work of a troubled imagination. Read full book review >