Search Results: "Irena Kononenko"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 6, 2010

"To be leafed through leisurely and used as a gateway to further reading and contemplation."
A comprehensive glossary of spiritual minds, this effort from a husband-and-wife team highlights the similarities between ancient, controversial and contemporary spiritualists. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Farnsworth's moody oil renditions authentically capture the tension, fear, despair and darkness of the period and culminate with a shining lifelike portrait of this now elderly heroine, who is only lately being recognized for her valiant behavior. (resources, index) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Irena Sendler stands out on the list of righteous Gentiles for her incredibly daring methods of hiding and transporting nearly 400 babies and children out of Nazi-occupied Poland. Read full book review >

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THE HAWKWEED LEGACY by Irena Brignull
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Interesting and well written but problematic in its conceptualization of a generic Africa and Africans. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Witch queen Poppy Hawkweed returns in this sequel to The Hawkweed Prophecy (2016). Read full book review >

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THE HAWKWEED PROPHECY by Irena Brignull
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Fantasy and nonfantasy readers alike will appreciate this gritty and intriguing coming-of-age story. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Poppy and Ember, switched at birth, discover the truth and each other in this coming-of-age fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE SILK, THE SHEARS, and MARINA by Irena Vrkljan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A noteworthy addition to the small body of contemporary Croatian writings available in English, and a lyrical study of the form and meaning of biography."
paper 0-8101-1604-9 A Croatian writer intriguingly probes the meaning of the past and its literary rendering through an examination of her own life and that of the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva. Read full book review >

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MY TWO BLANKETS by Irena Kobald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An amazingly lovely import from Australia. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A girl her auntie used to call Cartwheel must flee from a land of war to a place where they can be safe. Read full book review >

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HOLY WEEK by Jerzy Andrzejewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Skimpy characterizations and a thrown-together ending make for an unsatisfying story, though Andrzejewski's work certainly has value as social history."
The first English translation of this 1945 Polish novel, the author (1909-83) of which is best known for Ashes and Diamonds; both books were made into films directed by the renowned Andrzej Wajda. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMING BIRD BOOK 1 by Isabella De Wardin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"Surrealist scenes and complicated language get in the way of an exciting, suspenseful story that's part coming-of-age tale, part political thriller."
A surrealist novel of political intrigue. Read full book review >

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SUDDENLY, LOVE by Aharon Appelfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Appelfeld writes simply but gorgeously about important things, and the translation is particularly graceful and supple."
A quiet, moving and utterly convincing story about the growing love between an aging author and his companion. Read full book review >

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PRETTY BIRDS by Scott Simon
Released: May 3, 2005

"A magnificent tribute, not just to the Sarajevans whose siege Simon reported, but to the indestructible human spirit."
More civilians die in today's wars than soldiers. But this extraordinary debut illuminates a time and place where civilians fought back: Sarajevo, 1992. Read full book review >

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THE PETIGRU REVIEW by Irena Tervo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2016

"An impressive, wide-ranging collection of a region's creative voices."
This 10th-anniversary edition of a literary journal features award-winning work in multiple genres by members of the South Carolina Writers' Association. Read full book review >