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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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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GRANDMOTHER WINTER by Phyllis Root
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"EWSLUGp1997 will find the contrast of personalities amusing. (Picture book. 6-7)"
Root (Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones, 1998, etc.) presents Winter as a motherly old woman gathering up goose feathers during spring and summer, then making a white quilt that she shakes out, covering the land with snow. Read full book review >

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HEART OF RED IRON by Phyllis Gotlieb
Released: March 20, 1989

Sequel to O Master Caliban! (1976): a bubbling stew of ecological experiments, sentient machines, aliens and clone/family rivalries. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT EYE by Phyllis Shalant
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Lucy's story is touching, and not without hints of complexity. (Fiction. 11+)"
Lucy Rising, budding poet, is having a tough summer before eighth grade. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF READING PROUST by Phyllis Rose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"Perhaps the best part of the book is its opening chapter, in which Rose, having overcome her own inability to penetrate Proust, explains richly how one can do so, and why it is worthwhile."
Proust is less the subject of Rose's pleasurable, rambling memoir than its guiding spirit, whose wisdom and worldview Rose invokes as she reviews the travails and satisfactions of a year in her life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Insightful, encouraging, and universally practical."
A New York Times business reporter shares her wisdom on creating and completing that elusive back-burner dream project. Read full book review >

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SECRETS AND SHAMROCKS  by Phyllis Gobbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"The second in Gobbell's travel series is filled with delightful descriptions of Ireland and offbeat characters, though some judicious pruning could have kept the story moving more smartly along."
A visit to the verdant Irish countryside is marred by murder. Read full book review >

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A SHILOH CHRISTMAS by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Perfect for longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike, this Christmas story can be enjoyed year-round. (Fiction. 8-12) "
A new school year brings new friends, new blessings, and new tragedies for the beagle Shiloh and his family. Read full book review >