Search Results: "Konstantin Ushinsky"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW A SHIRT GREW IN THE FIELD by Konstantin Ushinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Useful note on flax. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A 19th-century Russian ``classic,'' originally published in this adaptation in 1967 with illustrations by Yaroslava. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Uneven, but full of engaging details about a tumultuous period in world history."
A boy's-eye view of life during wartime—first the Soviet Union's vicious internal struggles under Stalin and then its horrific ordeal after the Germans invaded in 1941. Read full book review >

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Through the Eyes of an Immigrant by Anatole Konstantin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2016

"An often gripping account of a tempestuous half-century."
A refugee from the Soviet Union settles in the United States and hustles to make a life there in thismemoir.Read full book review >

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Excavating the Sky by Konstantin Kulakov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2015

"A fine young poet digs deep."
A promising new voice delivers memories from his Russian youth and reflections on global religion in this crisp book of poetry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"The anecdoteslike the book itselfattest to the ways in which beauty is ruined when the powerful, suddenly disoriented, are reduced to flailing. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
As much as needs to be knownpossibly as much as will ever be knownabout the Soviet appropriation of European art after WW II, told with urgency and crackle by the two art historians/amateur detectives who broke the jaw-dropping story. Read full book review >

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THE MORNING STAR by Robin Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Recommended for sophisticated readers who enjoy a fully immersive paranormal experience. (Paranormal romance. 11 & up)"
The Katerina Trilogy wraps up with a sometimes-confusing but action-packed climax. Read full book review >

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WUNDERKIND by Nikolai Grozni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Grozni's writing about music is resonant and nuanced; his writing about life under communism, much less so."
In his autobiographical first novel, this Bulgarian-American writer describes the travails of an alienated musical prodigy in Cold War Bulgaria. Read full book review >

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DERVISH IS DIGITAL by Pat Cadigan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Fascinating and brilliantly wrought—right up to the absurdly feeble, offstage resolution that brings readers back to, er, reality with a thump."
Another adventure for cyber-cop Doré Konstantin (Tea from an Empty Cup, 1998), now head of the TechnoCrime Unit policing software piracy and data theft. Read full book review >