Search Results: "Rod Phillips"


BOOK REVIEW

ROD by Rod Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A likable, mostly generous and well-written look back at the days of bedding starlets and destroying hotels."
In which Roderick David Stewart, aka Rod the Mod, bares all—not least the secrets of spiky hair. Read full book review >

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MR PHILLIPS by John Lanchester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2000

"Lanchester's capable, knowledgeable, revelatory homage to Mrs. Woolf and Mr. Joyce (and even to Mr. Eliot's 'unreal city') is one of them."
Following up on his successful cookbook-cum-mystery (The Debt to Pleasure, 1996), Lanchester offers an end-of-the-century version of Mrs. Dalloway—with results as brilliantly captivating as Michael Cunningham's were in The Hours. Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF WINE by Rod Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A laudably compact and versed telling of wine's story."
A limpid overview nestles wine—that most charged and symbolic of foods—within its historical and cultural contexts. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A wonderful story that brings us deep into that moment when America made race music its own and gave rise to the rock sound now heard around the world."
A monumental biography of the larger-than-life loner who fought for the acceptance of black music and discovered an extraordinary group of poor, country-boy singers whose records would transform American popular culture. Read full book review >

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DIVINING ROD by Michael Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An impressive and touching anatomy of the varieties, pleasures, and consequences of giving all for love—the work of a fine new writer who already looks like one of the really good ones."
A moody and often moving story of adultery and other forms of compromised love, by the author of the story collection Dogfight (p. 1142). Read full book review >

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ROD STEIGER by Tom Hutchinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A comprehensive look at one of American acting's neglected Grand Masters."
A serious, if quasi-hagiographic, biography—the first—of the famously powerful and charismatic actor. Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HAMSTER by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Young car enthusiasts won't be the only ones enamored of this hot-rodding rodent and his big canine buddy. (Picture book. 2-7)"
There's a hot-rod race at 4 Paws Speedway, and Hamster has a need for speed. Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HOT DOG by Todd H.  Doodler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Young audiences will join in the general applause, and they may come away with a broadened notion of what a 'win' looks like too. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Doodler concocts an updated—and considerably tweaked—version of "The Tortoise and the Hare." Read full book review >

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APOLOGY FOR BIG ROD by Charles Holdefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Still, Holdefer's blithe humor hints at more substantial entertainment to come."
A whimsical first novel celebrates its reprobate hero's eccentricities as he drifts from job to job, ducks parental responsibilities, and even steals from the dead. Read full book review >

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HOT ROD HAMSTER AND THE HAUNTED HALLOWEEN PARTY! by Cynthia Lord
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"No doubt fans of the previous titles will appreciate the story of friends cooperating on such an exciting venture, but overall this offering falls a bit flat. (Early reader. 5-8)"
This third early reader in the Hot Rod Hamster series (Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race, 2014) finds the likable rodent and his crew of pals planning costumes for a big Halloween bash. Read full book review >