Search Results: "Phillip Shirvington"


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GOD IN THE TIME OF THE INTERNET by Phillip Shirvington
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2014

"An outlandish but exhaustively thought-out imagining of humanity's ultimate destiny."
A searching debut treatise that offers alternatives to typical religious ideas of the afterlife. Read full book review >

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THE GOD MODEL by Phillip Shirvington
NON-FICTION

"A thought-provoking, if ultimately unconvincing, analysis of the human impulse toward religion.

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A short but densely packed attempt to construct a sort of unified theory of God. Read full book review >

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ONE PAST MIDNIGHT by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"The intriguing paranormal twist keeps pages turning. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A girl lives two lives—literally—in this paranormal romance with a psychological twist. Read full book review >

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ENTICE by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This is one emotional thrill ride, filled with passion and suspense, ending with a cliffhanger that will leave readers panting for the next book. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Shirvington strikes again with the second in the Embrace series, picking up only a month after Embrace (2012) left off. Read full book review >

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EMBLAZE by Jessica Shirvington
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Still, Violet remains a compelling heroine, and another surprise ending will surely leave readers wanting more. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
The third installment of the Embrace series doesn't shine quite as brightly as its predecessors, but fans will still find plenty to enjoy as Violet and her Grigori brethren prepare for a battle of apocalyptic proportions. Read full book review >

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EMBRACE by Jessica Shirvington
Released: March 1, 2012

"A must-read for paranormal fans young and old. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Get ready, American paranormal-romance fans. Published in Australia in 2010, Shirvington's debut is smart, edgy and addictive—and sure to leave readers clamoring for the rest of the series. Read full book review >

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CATCH THE ZOLT by Phillip Gwynne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers won over by Dom will hope the next installment brings some clarity to the over-the-top plot. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Imported from Australia, this volume kicks off a series chronicling how one young man deals with a highly unusual family legacy that goes back generations. Read full book review >

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Released: April 4, 1989

The moral equivalent of an authorized biography that, against all reason, presents KGB mole H.A.R. (Kim) Philby as an essentially sympathetic character. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Unusually attractive typography and layout, with lots of quotes, photos, etc., in the ample margins; sample documents; annotated lists of printed resources and organizations. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Two books in one: first, 14 fascinating accounts of children working for human rights, the needy, the environment, or world peace (e.g., the Swedish first- and second-graders who founded the Children's Rain Forest; and the young New Mexicans who, inspired by Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, hope to build a peace statue in Los Alamos); second, a handbook for young activists, with practical suggestions for planning, organizing, publicizing, and raising funds for social action projects. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"An evenhanded inquiry into the wealth of a nation, whose findings the American electorate ignores at its economic peril."
An unsparing and unnerving audit of the cost of so-called entitlements, which makes the talking points of Washington's long- running debate on balancing the federal budget appear all but irrelevant. Read full book review >

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F2F by Phillip Finch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Enter here to be F2F (face to face) with a champion trickster of the Net. (Film rights to Touchstone)"
Gripping hi-tech computer thriller, smartly up-to-date and yet, at the same time, already dated by recent films like The Net and Michael Crichton's Disclosure. Read full book review >

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THE ANCHOR ESSAY ANNUAL by Phillip Lopate
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Like a box of chocolates, full of surprises—and usually good ones: A few more collections of this caliber, and Anchor might just have an institution on its hands."
With essays by more than 25 writers from around the world, this collection presents a diverse and usually engaging, arguably comprehensive cross-section of some of today's best nonfiction. Read full book review >