Search Results: "Anya Schiffrin"


BOOK REVIEW

GLOBAL MUCKRAKING by Anya Schiffrin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The incredible amount of work that Schiffrin put into the selection of the articles and those who explain them makes this a top-notch anthology of significant journalism."
This is no mere collection of exposés. It is a global look at the 20th-century writers who have dared to uncover stories of injustice and abuse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A sort of All the President's Men for our time, and just the thing to lure bright young people into economics graduate programs and journalism school—if only there were jobs waiting on the other end."
The story of the century—the 21st, that is—is the ongoing financial crisis that has threatened to bring the developed world to its knees. Why business writers didn't see it coming is the big question this collection of essays seeks to answer. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE by Anya Parrish
FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Imaginative suspense makes this one stand out. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Inventive science fiction doubles as paranormal romance in this thrilling suspense tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An informative and enlightening appraisal of the regimented tests that American schoolchildren of all ages are subjected to taking on a regular basis."
New debates about the worthiness of standardized testing in schools. Read full book review >

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MASTERING THE ART OF SOVIET COOKING by Anya von Bremzen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"With a wink and a grimace, von Bremzen vividly characterizes the 'Homo sovieticus.'"
Travel + Leisure contributing editor and three-time James Beard Award-winning cookbook author von Bremzen's (The New Spanish Table, 2005, etc.) nostalgia for a prickly Soviet childhood brings memories of food both delectable and biting. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER BREAD SUMMER by Jessica Anya Blau
Released: May 28, 2013

"Meant to be Alice in Wonderland by way of Boogie Nights, the book comes off more like vintage Tarantino performed by HBO's Girls."
1983 is like, a bummer, man, in this hazy quasi-comedy about sex, blow and what's next. Read full book review >

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THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS by Andre Schiffrin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This is a jolting reminder what has been lost and what was once possible in publishing—and an important story for anyone interested in the future of reading."
An unsentimental look at the corrupting influence of money on book publishing. Read full book review >

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PETROPOLIS by Anya Ulinich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2007

"Admirably ambitious, if clunky, coming-of-age fare."
Comic portrait of modern American life from an outsider's perspective—but first, 80-odd pages about life in Siberia. Read full book review >

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LENA FINKLE'S MAGIC BARREL by Anya Ulinich
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 29, 2014

"An entertaining intellect wrapped in ill-fitting clothes."
Ulinich (Petropolis, 2007) follows her debut with a graphic novel chronicling a young immigrant writer's adventures through family, friendship and sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"A decent guide to the coming financial reckoning."
Apparently taking out all those school loans and paying for everything with credit cards hasn't been a recipe for generational economic health. Read full book review >

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The Year I Lived in my Car by Anya Peters
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A homeless blogger's moving search for salvation."
Collected blog entries from Peters (Abandoned, 2009), who, in 2005, became homeless. Read full book review >

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MAKE A FACE by Ricardo  Alegria
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Readers will make faces, but they'll be faces of confusion and disappointment. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Zany moods abound in Alegria and Kuvarzina's picture book. Read full book review >