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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THE UNDISCOVERED CHEKHOV by Anton Chekhov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Translator Constantine's fine Introduction makes the best possible case for accepting even what are, at their weakest, mere ephemera into the glorious Chekhov canon."
Early tales rescued from the periodicals where they appeared in the 1880s, when the pseudonymous "Antosha Chekhonte" became the sole support of his indigent family. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A scattered presentation of the expansive topic of microbes and early life on Earth with limited discussion of how humans might effectively leverage that knowledge to solve health and environmental crises."
A survey of our emerging knowledge of microorganisms, the environments they thrive in, and their implications for human health and sustainability. Read full book review >

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DOLLY VARDON by Anton Holden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"With clear-eyed candor, this biography brings a family's extraordinary matriarch to life."
Holden (Prince Valium, 1982) delves into his family's secrets in a sweeping, novelistic biography spanning continents and generations. Read full book review >

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ZULU DOG by Anton Ferreira
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2002

"A historical note precedes the story, contextualizing the tensions presented within. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two children and a dog offer a tentative hope for a strife-ridden, modern South Africa in this debut from Ferreira, a Reuters correspondent who grew up there. Read full book review >

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I WONDER WHO? by Anton Poitier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The illustrations shine more brightly than the paper design—or, for that matter, the grammar. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
Smiling animals peek out or pop up from behind flaps to answer variations on the titular question in this cheery offering. Read full book review >

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THE GREEK NEWS by Anton Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The gimmick will draw readers in; perhaps it will also inspire them to subsequently move on to more serious works. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Designed to look like a full-color tabloid newspaper (though on glossy stock), with headlines, boxes, subheadings, columns, and illustrations, this book has a small news section, with stories on a few major events in Greek history, and a larger lifestyle section, with information on clothing, trade, health, and more. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"Like the late Barbara Tuchman, Gill has deftly synthesized scholarly and more popular historical writing to produce an impressively accessible and interesting work. (Maps, 25 b&w photos, not seen)"
A succinct, informative, and well-written history of attempts by Germans to kill or overthrow Hitler. Read full book review >

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Released: June 7, 2000

"Yet Anton's profiles ring true, and readers will enjoy learning of their triumphs."
Engaging profiles of seven scientists who took part in the breakthroughs of the 1990s. Read full book review >