Search Results: "Anastasia Tolstoy"


BOOK REVIEW

TOLSTOY by Rosamund Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2011

"A rich, complex life told in rich, complex prose."
Cultural historian and translator Bartlett (Chekhov: Scenes from a Life, 2004, etc.) unravels the ornate and complicated tapestry of the life of the great Russian writer. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA by James Blair Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A great, absorbing read by a gifted storyteller. (Two eight-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
The story—apparently definitive—of Anastasia, the fourth daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY by Henri Troyat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2001

"Our final verdict: a 'beautiful book.'"
Troyat (the nom de plume of Russian-born Lev Tarasov) won numerous awards in France for his novels and nonfiction, especially his literary biographies. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Both biography lovers and fiction readers alike will gobble it up. (historical note, family tree, and other endnotes, photos, cast of characters) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Immensely readable and interesting, this fictive diary of Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas and Czarina Alexandra, imparts a good deal of history in an entertaining way. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA, ABSOLUTELY by Lois Lowry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As usual, Lowry (The Giver, 1993, etc.) delivers tight, page-turning prose, plenty of humor, and characters right out of readers' neighborhooods. (Fiction. 7-12)"
In which Anastasia Krupnik gets a dog, attends a class in values, and inadvertently deposits a hag of dog poop in a public mailbox. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY LIED by Rachel Kadish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"No real surprises, but some essential satisfactions."
Kadish's second (after From a Sealed Room, 1998) is a conventional modern romance, complete with life lessons, wry comedy and a supporting cast of best friends. Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF MISTER MORN by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2013

"A minor work in the overall Nabokov canon, but an intriguing riff on Elizabethan drama nonetheless."
An early, recently unearthed play by the 20th-century master, heavily critical of politics and hinting at the brilliance to come. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA AT THIS ADDRESS by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Fine entertainment; a must for fans. (Fiction. 9-13)"
More on-target predicaments and laugh-aloud funny dialogue from Lowry, who now takes her articulate protagonist through some seminal exchanges with the opposite sex. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA FOREVER by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Satisfying, but start with the first book. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The trilogy that began with Dreaming Anastasia (2009) comes to an exciting, if cluttered, conclusion. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA TOLSTOY by Alexandra Popoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A sharp, compassionate literary biography."
A welcome reassessment of the life of Sophia Tolstoy (1844-1919), the misunderstood wife of the renowned Russian author. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA KRUPNIK by Lois Lowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 24, 1979

"It is neatly crafted and stout for its genre, but entirely without the emotional conviction of A Summer to Die."
Disappointing after A Summer to Die (1977), this episodic story takes Anastasia, ten, from her parents' unwelcome announcement that they're expecting a second child to her acceptance of the baby brother when he's born. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY AT YASNAYA POLYANA by Patricia Chute
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Undemanding fare, but suitable for young adults and for their elders wanting a glance into Tolstoy's more private realm."
Pleasurable Tolstoyana, centered around the great man's life at his great estate; by the novelist of Eva's Music (1983) and Castine (1986). Read full book review >