Search Results: "Anastasia Tolstoy"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1989

Merlin's own story, unencumbered (as yet, anyway) by Arthur and company, set in the sixth century and cast as a struggle between the Prydein (Celtic Britons) and encroaching Germanic tribes: from the British historian and descendant of you-know-who. Read full book review >

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TELL ME ABOUT SEX, GRANDMA by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"With its strong message about sexual assault, this is a necessary addition to sex-education collections. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small child asks Grandma what sex is and gets a wise response. Read full book review >

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PLEASURE OF BELIEVING by Anastasia Hobbet
Released: April 4, 1997

"Altogether, a debut informed by a palpable love of land and open spaces. (Author tour)"
A first novel, pitting environmentalists against ranchers, that's suspenseful, wonderfully written, and remarkably free of didacticism. Read full book review >

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SMALL KINGDOMS by Anastasia Hobbet
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"It could have read like a soap opera, but Hobbet (Pleasure of Believing, 1997) employs a deft touch as she moves into delicate areas of cultural misunderstanding and romantic complication."
A story of tangled East-West relations in Kuwait six years after the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 1991

"Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)."
Up-close and personal perspectives on a consequential Mafia family that law-enforcement agencies and turncoats have all but put out of business. Read full book review >

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HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED? by Leo Tolstoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Tolstoy follows the text. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A man's greed leads to his downfall in this adaptation of an 1886 short story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IS STUPID by Anastasia Higginbotham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"'We don't get to keep everyone we love who has ever lived. But we do get to remember them': so true. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Observations, advice, comfort, and ways of thinking about one of life's "ordinary terrible things." Read full book review >

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DIVINE AND HUMAN by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Not essential Tolstoy, but in general a welcome English-language addition to one of the world's most remarkable bodies of literary work."
Most of the 16 stories collected herein appear for the first time in English. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DELIVERY by Anastasia Suen
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Both text and art have a pleasing circularity that corrals the rhythms of the day so that they can be appreciated anew. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Accompanied by illustrations fittingly charged with movement, minimal couplets tell the story of how a day's-worth of goods are conveyed to their various destinations. Read full book review >

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SHADOW HILLS by Anastasia Hopcus
FANTASY
Released: July 13, 2010

"An adolescent-seeming effort that may well please many adolescents, which is fine. (Paranormal romance. YA)"
This hefty supernatural debut thriller has many elements of commercial success but few of the literary kind. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM
by Megan Labrise

When my grandmother watched me after school, I had to learn about sex the old-fashioned way: from Golden Girls reruns.

But the beautiful child in author-illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham’s Tell Me about Sex, Grandma is in luck. When called upon to hold forth on the birds and the bees, Grandma delivers loving and informative answers with ease.

“It’s a thing with ...


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