Search Results: "Anna Perera"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASS COLLECTOR by Anna Perera
Released: March 1, 2012

"A novel of hope and redemption in the most unlikely of settings. (author's note) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A 15-year-old Coptic Christian struggles to survive on the outskirts of modern-day Cairo. Read full book review >

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GUANTANAMO  BOY by Anna Perera
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nonetheless, this gripping look at a poorly defined war's unintended consequences uniquely challenges readers to reexamine common beliefs and ask searching questions about means and ends. (author's note, timeline, discussion guide) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
This debut, published in 2009 in the UK, chronicles in devastating detail the kidnapping, incarceration and torture of an ordinary teenager six months after 9/11. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1991

"To Be Continued'' quality, making for less than truly satisfying fiction."
In a first US publication, veteran British writer Harrod- Eagles (20 previous novels) brings her not-inconsiderable skills to a grand-scale, if curiously lackluster, romance set against the complex political backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Michael Derechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A compassionate portrait of a doctor's quest to make a difference."
In this novel set in 1973, a cancer doctor, who's struggling with feelings of futility, reluctantly agrees to treat an 11-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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ANNA by William Loizeaux
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"On behalf of his daughter, Loizeaux shares his sorrow with heartbreaking honesty."
An eloquent, extraordinarily painful memoir of a father's loss of his baby daughter. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Meghan Riley
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The protagonist mooning over boys sometimes overwhelms the engaging, unique sci-fi elements."
A teenage girl emerges from wallflower status only to be plagued by unexplained phenomena in this young-adult romance novel. Read full book review >

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DROWNING ANNA by Sue Mayfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Justice for Hayley is less important than Melanie's and Frances's realizations of their own failures to nurture Anna; in the end, the story represents a bleakly compelling cautionary tale for teens and their adults. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The slow but near-total destruction of a bright and talented teenage girl is clinically anatomized in this British import. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Illustrated at section heads with lurid portraits by Fabry, a comics artist, and supported by an elaborate website, this series opener may well prove irresistible to Disney Channel fans and, for that matter, its executives. (Fiction. 10-12)"
With blithe disregard for educational or legal prerequisites, not to mention internal logic, an 11-year-old sets up as a practicing therapist and finds herself on the trail of a mysterious crime kingpin. Read full book review >

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ANNA FREUD by Robert Coles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"No more than an introduction to Freud's work, but, because of the light it sheds on Coles's thought, of interest to his many admirers."
A slender but rewarding intellectual portrait and appreciation that ultimately reveals as much about Pulitzer Prize-winner Coles (Psychiatry and Medical Humanities/Harvard; The Spiritual Life of Children, 1990, etc.) as his subject. Read full book review >

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ASKING ANNA by Jake Seliger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"Love him or hate him, Steven weighs his options with a unique and strong voice as he searches for the value of commitment in a hookup culture."
In Seliger's quirky debut, a 20-something who's reluctant to propose to his girlfriend brings her to Seattle to visit old friends before he makes his final decision. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A candid and unstinting tell-all."
This memoir doesn—t boast the perspective of hindsight; it's a teen's raw. in-your-face chronicle of events almost as they were happening. Read full book review >

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ANNA & SOLOMON by Elaine Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"An American story that is at once personal, timeless and universal. Lovely and uplifting. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young man immigrates to America at the turn of the 20th century and works and saves so his wife can join him. Read full book review >