Search Results: "Anna Summers"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THOSE SUMMERS by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"In contrast to the excellent text, the pictures—though pleasant in every way—are almost irrelevant; Aliki (My Visit to the Aquarium, 1993, etc.) paints what has already been amply evoked in the magic of her words. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This warm and accessible memoir of Aliki's childhood days at the beach with her extended family is a tone poem that vividly reflects a wealth of detail. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM THE METROPOL HOTEL by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A terse, spirited memoir that reads like a picaresque novel."
Autobiography of an acclaimed Russian writer who grew up "hungrier, dirtier, and colder than everyone else." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Infernal, haunting monologues."
Three deceptively simple tales explore the dark terrain of the greedy human soul. Read full book review >

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TWO SUMMERS by Aimee Friedman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"A lightly philosophical summer romance for any time of year. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Are there infinite realities in which every possible permutation of our choices exists? Read full book review >

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FIVE SUMMERS by Una LaMarche
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2013

"In the end, this debut feels long and may not contain enough real substance to appeal to even the most avid of summer-camp fans. (Fiction. 12-16)"
BFFs Emma, Jo, Skylar and Maddie meet up at Camp Nedoba the year after their last summer at the traditional camp, intending to renew their personal vows of loyalty to each other and to enjoy a nostalgic week of s'mores and summer fun. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Think Chekhov writing from a female perspective, burnished by the ennui of a soulless collectivist state, contemplating the influence of culture and politics on love and relationships."
Petrushevskaya's (There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby, 2009) short stories transform the mundane into the near surreal, pausing only to wink at the absurdity of it all. 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 >