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 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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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 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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Engrossing retelling of an extraordinary life, correcting many popular misconceptions."
Probing biography of a woman who did a lot more than whistle a happy tune. Read full book review >

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ANNA SUNDAY by Sally M. Keehn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Facts about the war are interwoven and the often-fraught-with-peril journey concludes in a satisfying manner. (map, author's note, selected bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Anna and her nine-year-old brother Jed set off from their Pennsylvania farm in 1863 to find their soldier father, who has been wounded in the first Battle of Winchester, Virginia. 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 >

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ANNA HIBISCUS by Atinuke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A welcome window into an unfamiliar world. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Linked short stories star Anna Hibiscus, who lives in a large house in a compound in "amazing Africa" with baby brothers Double and Trouble, parents and extended family. Read full book review >

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ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Pevear's informative introduction and numerous helpful explanatory notes help make this the essential Anna Karenina."
The husband-and-wife team who have given us refreshing English versions of Dostoevsky, Gogol, and Chekhov now present their lucid translation of Tolstoy's panoramic tale of adultery and society: a masterwork that may well be the greatest realistic novel ever written. Read full book review >