Books by Polly Gannon

THE BIG GREEN TENT by Ludmila Ulitskaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Indeed, the greatest tragedy of Ulitskaya's story is that it comes to an end. Worthy of shelving alongside Doctor Zhivago: memorable and moving."
A sweeping novel of life in the Cold War Soviet Union, with plenty between the lines about life in Putin's Russia today. Read full book review >
WORD FOR WORD by Lilianna Lungina
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"This frank and revelatory memoir portrays in rich detail Russia's recent past and illuminates the consequences of its history for the turbulent present."
Memories of life behind the Iron Curtain. Read full book review >
THE SYMMETRY TEACHER by Andrei Bitov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"While Bitov's intelligence and gift for intellectual play are never in doubt, the novel hits the head rather than the heart."
A postmodern novel of dizzying intricacy. Read full book review >
THE STRANGER'S MAGIC by Max Frei
Released: July 1, 2012

"Literate, silly fun, though the reader might wish for a little more energetic storytelling and a little less japery."
Cigarette-huffing magician bad boy Max Frei, the fictional character, returns in this latest by Max Frei (The Stranger, 2009, etc.), the author. Read full book review >