Search Results: "Philip Galanes"


BOOK REVIEW

FATHER’S DAY by Philip Galanes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Touted as a comic novel, but there are precious few laughs here."
Timid debut about a gay man and his mother regrouping after his father's suicide. Read full book review >

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EMMA’S TABLE by Philip Galanes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite his gift for telling detail, rueful but compassionate insight and effortless imagery, Galanes's second effort Father's Day (2004) falls flat; the resolution is simply too hurried and uncomplicated."
Domestic diva, possibly patterned after actual ex-con celebrity, finds redemption through helping others. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Inoffensive advice for the even-keeled."
New York Times columnist Galanes counsels calm and holding your tongue in sticky situations. Read full book review >

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SHAPES by Philip Giordano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A winner. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lifting flaps reveal the simple geometry underlying the world around us. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE AND HIS VIOLIN by Philip Hopman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Delightful whether or not you've ever attempted to play a stringed instrument. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Valentine's violin teacher says he's doing very well, but the effect of his playing on others is dramatic in a different sense. Read full book review >

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BLOOD BROTHERS IN LOUISBOURG by Philip Roy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This rather dry offering may find a place in a history classroom; however, the lack of an absorbing story and truly compelling characters will cause most casual readers to soon abandon the tale, if they pick it up in the first place. (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
In 1744, two brothers, unbeknownst to each other, arrive at the French fortress of Louisbourg in what is now Nova Scotia and find themselves swept up in what is destined to be an important battle between the French and English. Read full book review >

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NO SUCH THING AS DRAGONS by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gem, much like those rumored to rest in a dragon's hoard. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Dragon-slaying is the perfect medieval con, until it turns out dragons aren't so imaginary after all. Read full book review >

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TURN TO STONE by Philip Gross
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good bedside reading, Bwahahaha. (Fiction. YA)"
A teenaged runaway falls in with a cult that's run by two sinister figures in this unsettling import. Read full book review >

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MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"First of a projected trilogy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Reeve thinks big in this British prizewinner, envisioning a distant future in which immense mobile cities roar over continent-sized wastelands, preying on each other. Read full book review >