Search Results: "Arch Tait"


BOOK REVIEW

MEDEA AND HER CHILDREN by Ludmila Ulitskaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"As fascinating and tangled as an old woman's fireside reminiscences: a jumbled mosaic of memories folded into the history of an age—striking, but badly out of focus."
A wide-ranging portrait of Soviet and pre-Soviet society and history as seen by an elderly matriarch living on the shores of the Crimean Sea. The second English-language appearance from the celebrated Russian geneticist-turned-novelist (The Funeral Party, 2001). 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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SONECHKA by Ludmila Ulitskaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2005

"Ulitskaya brilliantly evokes these resilient characters, showing us the Russian soul as transformed throughout its complicated history."
A masterly novella and six stories portray the depths of the Russian character, in a third English-language appearance by this geneticist-turned-novelist (Medea and Her Children, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DAY WILL PASS AWAY by Ivan  Chistyakov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A singular crack inside the gulag system."
First published in Russian in 2014, this is the first American edition of a chilling, revealing diary of a reluctant gulag prison guard. 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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ARCH ANGELS by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"As for the rest: deliberate pace, pedestrian prose, monochromatic sleuth."
In the fifth of this archly titled series (East of the Arch, 2002, etc.), Detective Joe Keough tracks a killer angel or two. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2004

"Provocative and surprisingly persuasive."
The author of Meeting the Tree of Life (1997) finds nature in urban Ohio and, in this educative voyage of discovery, suggests it is not such a miracle after all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD ON THE ARCH by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

Blood On The Arch ($22.95; Apr. 256 pp.; 0-312-24179-8): The Gateway Arch, that is, and yes, Mark Drucker left his bloody handprints all over it while he was being battered to death. Read full book review >

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EAST OF THE ARCH by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Drab characters, limp prose, anorexic plot."
When a couple of brutally murdered women turn up in East St. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE MISSING ARCH by Renee Hand
Released: Aug. 5, 2012

"An engaging and delicious mystery/educational series with a fun pair of animal detectives and several well-crafted storylines."
Hand's (Mineral Mischief, 2011, etc.) entertaining third installment in the author's mystery/educational children's series starring a squirrel and duck detective team, Joe-Joe Nut & Biscuit Bill. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE ARCH by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"Louis, Detective Joe Keough (Alone with the Dead, 1995) hits the ground running in his search for the Mall Rat, a killer who preys on blond mothers and their young childrenand who may have orphaned a little boy who turns up outside the station in Keough's first day on the job."
In The Shadow Of The Arch ($23.95; Jan. 15; 368 pp.; 0-312-18115-9): Transplanted from the Big Apple to St. Read full book review >