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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Crossing the Red by Arch Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A rousing, if sometimes unlikely, tale of terrorism and trauma."
A debut thriller tells the story of a veteran haunted by his past who attempts to foil an extremist plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK by Arch Montgomery
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Billed as the first of a trilogy, too. (Fiction. YA)"
A Maryland eighth-grader with an attitude problem stumbles through a catastrophic summer in this labored, agenda-ridden debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAKE PLASTIC LOVE by Kimberley Tait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Tait's debut novel is weighed down by stereotypical characters and situations."
A college friendship between two Dartmouth women is tested by post-graduation life in New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 8, 2012

"A sweet ride on a lovely journey with an expert, horse-loving guide."
In her debut memoir, Tait-Zeller chronicles her lifelong love affair with horses. Read full book review >

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LI JUN AND THE IRON ROAD by Anne Tait
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2015

"The concept is full of promise, but the product ultimately disappoints. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Since her father left China to work years ago on building a Canadian railroad, then disappeared, teenager Li Jun tries to fulfill a promise made to her dying mother to find him. Read full book review >

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The Heroes of Tortoisetown by Attie Koekemoer
written and illustrated by Attie Koekemoer, translated by Adèle Tait
Released: April 12, 2013

"Plausible? Maybe not. A fun adventure story for children? Definitely."
Koekemoer's debut children's book introduces a scrappy hero and his best friend, an inanimate bike. Read full book review >