Search Results: "Eva Stachniak"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER PALACE by Eva Stachniak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Less a novel than a 400-plus-page prologue to an anticipated sequel."
Young Catherine the Great, as observed by a palace mole. Read full book review >

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EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT by Eva Stachniak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"An unremarkable account of a remarkable reign."
Catherine the Great suffers a debilitating stroke and reflects back on her life, loves and country in Stachniak's second in her series (The Winter Palace, 2012, etc.) about the Russian empress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVA PERÓN by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"But, like an impressionist painting viewed from just the right angle, the book does convey an intriguing image of one the most controversial and fascinating women of our century."
An impressionistic portrait of a woman revered and reviled in Argentina, just in time for the scheduled December release of the Madonna film Evita. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVA UNDERGROUND by Dandi Daley Mackall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"Modern Communism is rarely depicted in children's literature, and never before this well. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Eva's dad, a university professor and former Catholic seminarian, sees a Sabbatical year in Communist Poland as his chance to make a difference in the world. Read full book review >

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SAM & EVA by Debbie Ohi
by Debbie Ohi, illustrated by Debbie Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Expressive, high-spirited one-upkidship via artwork on walls—there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A power tussle between two kids plays out through mischievous drawings. Read full book review >

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EVA LUNA by Isabel Allende
Released: Oct. 21, 1988

"Lively entertainment, then, with little resonance."
Here, after last year's Of Love and Shadows, the tale of a quirky young woman's rise to influence in an unnamed South American country—with a delightful cast of exotic characters, but without the sure-handed plotting and leisurely grace of Allende's first—and best—book, The House of the Spirits (1985). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVA BRAUN by Heike B. Görtemaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"As thorough and clear a look of a monster's lover as we are likely to get."
A German historian coaxes from history's shadows the woman who for 14 years was the companion, lover and, near the end, wife of Adolf Hitler. Read full book review >

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EVA OF THE FARM by Dia Calhoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Fans of Karen Hesse will welcome this partner in poetry. (Verse novel. 10-13)"
"[W]hoever heard of a heroine-poet?" Read full book review >

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EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Pitiless, deeply moving, and terrifying: another flawless work from an uncompromising artist."
A haunting and haunted fourth novel from Livesey (The Missing World, 2000, etc.), this about a woman whose life is accompanied by invisible "companions" who shape her destiny in ways both helpful and harmful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE NAMED EVA by Joan M. Wolf
ADVENTURE
Released: July 16, 2007

"An important addition to the Holocaust curriculum. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Nazis came to Milada's village in Czechoslovakia and tore families apart. Read full book review >

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EVA LE GALLIENNE by Helen Sheehy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 1996

"Unfortunately, Sheehy's book tends to lose sight of a remarkable woman in a forest of details."
The life story of respected actor Eva Le Gallienne (18991991) and a case for her deep influence on the American theater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"One-stop shopping for advice on improving your outward appearance—a must read for beauty-school hopefuls."
An inside look into the beauty business with easy-to-follow tips for amateurs. Read full book review >