Search Results: "Anna Politkovskaya"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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PUTIN’S RUSSIA by Anna Politkovskaya
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Looting the public coffers? Influence-peddling? Corruption? Putin's government sounds positively Western, though the author suggests that it's the same old oriental despotism—and urges that her readers, Russian and otherwise, not allow 'political winter' to descend again."
A resounding indictment of the Russian leader into whose soul George Bush recently peered and pronounced himself satisfied. Read full book review >

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IS JOURNALISM WORTH DYING FOR? by Anna Politkovskaya
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"An essential book for budding Russia hands, followers of world events and fans of good journalism."
"It is generally accepted that we Russians do not like ourselves much." So wrote the late Politkovskaya (1958-2006) (Putin's Russia, 2006, etc.), who paid with her life for her daring critiques of post-Soviet society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2007

"Fear and loathing in Moscow, recorded with clear-eyed compassion."
Russian journalist Politkovskaya (1958-2006) questions Mother Russia from beyond the grave; the author was murdered soon after completing the book. 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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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 >