Search Results: "Phil Conigliaro"


BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BABY SIGNS by Phil Conigliaro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Handsome and useful—but not for independent exploration. Caregivers should use it with their children for safety's sake. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A simple introduction to sign language, with movable parts. Read full book review >

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BUSTED by Phil Bildner
FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"However, this book has a place in public libraries serving teens with a reputation for partying. (Fiction. YA)"
Four connected stories about happenings at fictional Coldwater Creek High School may raise some adult eyebrows, but teens, especially reluctant readers, may think these guys have got it going on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMUS by Phil Keith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 10, 2008

"A crisp suspense story with understated polish."
A serpentine piece of suspense about one man settling a demented personal grudge while wiping out a good portion of a tony resort community. Read full book review >

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RIVER STREET by Phil Condon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1994

"Too macho for its own good."
A flat, emotionless style deadens the impact of this debut collection of short stories and a novella. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Caught somewhere between reportage and nostalgic blooey, the book slips away from the outfielder. (b&w photos)"
Playing the old nostalgia card, New Yorkbased baseball writer and radio personality Pepe (The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra, 1974) strip-mines the decade for meaningful nuggets. Read full book review >

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A PLEASURE AND A CALLING by Phil Hogan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Deft characterization, but reading about someone this relentlessly unconscionable will make most readers lunge for the shower as soon as they've reached the final page."
William Heming sells real estate, but that's not his only pursuit in this dark first-person tale by English journalist Hogan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Bets are that Doran spends more time in Italy now than he does in California."
He gave up television for a home in Tuscany, and he grouses about it? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT DEAD YET by Phil Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Though without the gruff nastiness of Keith Richards' Life or the raw poetry of Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run, this is a pleasing entry in the pop-confessional genre."
Of beat-keeping, boozing, and stardom: Genesis drummer and solo star Collins tells…well, something approaching all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELIXIR by Phil Cleary
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2013

"A perfectly calibrated thriller, memorable for how closely it cleaves to reality."
Cleary's blistering debut sees a pharmaceutical lab create a life-extending compound that, if not properly controlled, could unravel civilization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A first-rate chronicle of an unexamined subculture."
A rollicking history of the telephone system and the hackers who exploited its flaws. Read full book review >