Search Results: "Phyllis Hobe"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 1991

"Unsentimental and enjoyable, with a useful appendix on how to be a friend to wildlife. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Stretch and Hobe (Lovebound: Recovering From an Alcoholic Family, 1990, etc.) tell the story of The Aark, a Pennsylvania rehabilitation center founded by Stretch for injured and abandoned animals and birds. Read full book review >

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A BOY NAMED PHYLLIS by Frank DeCaro
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"While DeCaro can be an incisive observer, his book has about as much lasting resonance as one of his newspaper columns."
DeCaro, a humorist, newspaper columnist, and contributing editor of Martha Stewart Living, offers an insistently breezy memoir of growing up gay in New Jersey. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOL, PHYLLIS! by Susanna Leonard Hill
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"No fooling—here's a lighthearted romp that highlights an often overlooked holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's evident some things run in the family for the legendary Punxsutawney Phil's niece Phyllis. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

TAKE TWO AND HIT TO RIGHTGolden Days on the Semi-Pro DiamondHays, Hobe Read full book review >

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BARTLEBY OF THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI by Phyllis Shalant
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"There are no interior illustrations, but the cover aptly conveys the final amiable relationship that is reached between Seezer and Bartleby when they realize they must put aside their opposite natures and work as a team to reach their final destination. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Shalant (The Great Eye, 1996, etc.) presents a delightful fantasy about a pet turtle named Bartleby who wants to return to his home in the Mississippi. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES OF THE ARTIFICIAL WOMAN by Thomas Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Still, who wouldn't pay to hear Sinatra with the sniffles? It is Berger, and it's essential reading."
Berger's deliciously deadpan 23rd reworks the vein of satiric fantasy prominently displayed in such predecessors as Vital Parts (1970) and Regiment of Women (1973). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARRYING MOM by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 1996

"Some laughs and refreshing senior-citizen romance, but more like the outline for a TV sitcom than a novel. (Film rights to Paramount; Literary Guild Selection; $175,000 ad/promo; TV and radio satellite tours)"
Goldsmith follows The Bestseller (p. 768) with a light, contrived romance about a Jewish mother and her three unsettled children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUSH, LITTLE BABY by Katharine Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2006

"Slight but haunting."
An intensely focused lyrical riff on guilt and desire. Read full book review >

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ROAD KILL by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And what is Dido (Smoke Screen, 1999, etc.) to make of Frank's return—as dead as he'd hoped his past to be?"
When antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare gets called out in the middle of the night to release her ex-nanny Phyllis Digby from the bedroom where burglars have locked her up, more than Phyllis tumbles out of the closet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHELF by Phyllis Rose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"Chatty, enthusiastic and at times rambling, Rose is a welcoming guide on her latest journey of literary discovery."
A year of reading randomly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Realistic fiction with just a touch of fantasy—or imaginative play—this is a nice reminder that boys have relationship troubles, too. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A magic talking cape smoothes Finch's way into fourth grade, helping him work out friendship and family issues and encouraging him to solve problems through thinking rather than fighting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"An important slice of American legal history and the history of civil rights."
The exhumation of a long-buried incident in the civil-rights struggle—and a cobwebby corner of the great lawyer Clarence Darrow's career. Read full book review >