Search Results: "Anton DiSclafani"


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THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS by Anton DiSclafani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"An unusually accomplished and nuanced coming-of-age drama."
DiSclafani's debut chronicles a teenager's life-changing year at an elite boarding school in the North Carolina mountains. Read full book review >

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THE AFTER PARTY by Anton DiSclafani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A bit of a sophomore slump, but this talented newcomer's gifts for characterization and atmosphere are as sharp as ever."
In her tale of a fraught lifelong friendship, DiSclafani (The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, 2013) again investigates the power and perils of female sexuality.Read full book review >

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ANTON CHEKHOV by Mikhail  Chekhov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A work invaluable for what it says, frustrating for what it does not."
The first English translation of the desultory, digressive recollections—originally published in 1933—of the youngest brother of the celebrated playwright, novelist and short-story writer. Read full book review >

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ANTON CHEKHOV by Donald Rayfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Just the facts, ma'am'') approach, but it will be difficult to fault or outdo his meticulous research. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Short on literary and historical perspective, Rayfield's exhaustive work nevertheless will be the definitive biography of Chekhov the private and family man. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Aspects of a spy novel, a writer's autobiography and a victim's affidavit pulsing with resentment and fear combine to reveal a man's dawning awareness of the primacy of freedom."
The frightening, illuminating and disturbing memoir by the author of The Satanic Verses, the book that provoked a death sentence from the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF ANTON by Alan Melville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Melville's witty descriptions and dialogue, very much in the drawing-room manner of Noel Coward, are such a potent hook that most readers will forgive the undisciplined plotting that requires the police to execute no fewer than eight arrest warrants."
"If it's crime you're after, Carey's is the place for it," a clown with Carey's World-Famous Circus and Menagerie assures a visiting police inspector in this bright 1936 reprint from Melville (1910-83), whose career in entertainment would be nearly as varied as Carey's and much longer-lasting. Read full book review >

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ANTON AND THE BATTLE by Ole Könnecke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Five-year-olds the world over (this was first published in Germany) will recognize the conversations and the friendship in this sweet book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little boys and their (imaginary) toys make for a very real story of rivalry and friendship. Read full book review >

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DOT AND ANTON by Erich Kästner
by Erich Kästner, illustrated by Walter Trier, translated by Anthea Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A minor classic featuring a pair of intrepid protagonists, a comically suspenseful climax, and a mildly caricatured adult cast. (introduction, postscript) (Fiction. 9-11)"
An unlikely secret friendship leads to a scotched burglary and generous quantities of just deserts in this freshly translated caper from the author of Emil and the Detectives.Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Still, even the juvenilia and ephemera of this writer constitute uniquely rewarding reading."

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NUMBERS by Anton Poitier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"This book will have babies and toddlers spinning the pages again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
A genuinely clever new twist on standard board-book topics. Read full book review >