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Gin Phillips


Gin Phillips

Gin Phillips is the author of THE WELL AND THE MINE, winner of the 2009 Barnes and Noble Discover Prize in Fiction, and COME IN AND COVER ME. She recently wrote her debut children’s book, THE HIDDEN SUMMER. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, children and dog.

Gin Phillips

Books by Gin Phillips

by Gin Phillips - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Set in Alabama in the early '80s, FAMILY LAW follows a young lawyer, Lucia, who is making a name for herself at a time when a woman in a courtroom is still a rarity. When her mother's pending divorce brings teenaged Rachel into Lucia's orbit, Rachel finds herself captivated not only with Lucia, but with the change Lucia represents. Rachel is outspoken and curious, and she chafes at the rules her mother lays down as the bounds of acceptable feminine behavior. In Lucia, Rachel sees the potential for a new path into womanhood. When a moment of violence --- a threat made good --- puts Rachel in danger, Lucia has to decide how much her work means to her and what she's willing to sacrifice to keep moving forward.

by Gin Phillips - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours, she keeps on running. Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself --- the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines --- is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.