Search Results: "Rod Phillips"


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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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GRANDPA'S TEETH by Rod Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"The fully modeled, highly detailed caricatures of faces, bodies, and furniture will elicit giggles, while the inherent humor of the situation is milked for all it's worth. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A perfectly silly story with a whopping visual punchline sure to delight young listeners and readers. Read full book review >

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TROUBLESHOOTER by Rod Lindsey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 2012

"Heavy in its despondence and bleakness but a story that readers are unlikely to forget."
A U.S. marshal's 30-year search for a fellow Vietnam veteran who killed the love of his life may be nearing its conclusion in the author's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2013

"Emotionally complex and genuinely affecting."
A Louisiana-born journalist's memoir of how he came to terms with questions of personal belonging that accompanied his "country mouse" sister's tragically premature death. Read full book review >

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JUST ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY by Rod Clement
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 1997

"Inspired silliness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just Another Ordinary Day (32 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; May 11, 1997; 0-06-027666-5; PLB 0-06-027667-3): Tongue so firmly in cheek that it may take a surgical procedure to get it out, an Australian cartoonist puts wild spins on the events of young Amanda's ``typical'' day, as she rises to her alarm (a shirtless genie whaling on a gong), catches a ride to school with an elderly (in fact, a dinosaur) neighbor, listens to the tentacled, three-eyed new girl tell stories of her home ``in a land far far away,'' and, later that evening, cuddles up with a book and her huge ``cat,'' a lion named Fluffy. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2016

"A unique, if upsetting, sampler of the ways in which parents mourn."
Mebane surveys the tributes created by parents to memorialize their dead children in this compilation. Read full book review >

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HOW DANTE CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE by Rod Dreher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"As a well-written chronicle of choice between the 'success' of big cities and life in the far simpler world of old traditions and deep family ties, the book is both heartwarming and frustrating—certainly more confessional memoir than guide to Dante (a fact the author readily admits)."
American Conservative senior editor Dreher (The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life, 2013) shares his search for his family's acceptance, looking for answers from his church, his therapist, and Dante's Divine Comedy.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"A revealing and nuanced view of recent French history."
Plus ça change, plus ça change: The France of 2005 is far different from the France of a century before, though both agree that anything that is not French is suspect. Read full book review >

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BILLY SUNDAY by Rod Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1996

"Still, the primary setting, an ancient forest in summer where pleasure and horror can almost merge, makes the presence of the past keenly felt."
Australian writer Jones (Julia Paradise, 1987) wades into the murky past, recruits three historical figures as his protagonists, and returns with a mottled, half-throttled view of malaise and mystery in the Great Northern Woods of Wisconsin. Read full book review >