Search Results: "Larissa Ione"


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CHAINED BY NIGHT by Larissa Ione
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"The action-packed plot and creative worldbuilding keep us enthralled; the romance and sexual tension keep us emotionally invested."
After agreeing to wed a rival's daughter to form an alliance, Hunter, a vampire clan leader, must break an ancient curse while facing his misgivings about the other clan, his aversion to his would-be mate and his blazing attraction to her twin sister. Read full book review >

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REAVER by Larissa Ione
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2013

"Sexy, creative, darkly fanciful and chock full of action, devilry and intense emotion."
Warrior angel Reaver makes plans to rescue Harvester, the undercover agent who has played a fallen angel in hell for centuries, only to be abandoned to endless torture when her work is discovered; their journey to freedom is fraught with emotional and physical peril. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Fascinating and terrifying portraits of saints and ministers of grace."
A New Yorker staff writer delves into the strange lives and curious mindsets of extreme altruists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"An unsparing, honest, and courageous family document. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Psychotherapist Ione's emotional family history focuses on the legacy of three generations of her African-American foremothers, exploring the roots of her own upbringing in a fragmented nuclear family. Read full book review >

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LESSONS FROM A FRIEND by Ione Hepburn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2017

"Both humble and wise, a poignant reflection on a life of perseverance."
A personal reflection on a life of emotional challenges and the lessons drawn from them. Read full book review >

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WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Pevear and Volokhonsky) One can heartily recommend Bromfield's translation to readers new to War and Peace, but for a fuller sense of Tolstoy's comprehensive and commanding artistic mastery, Pevear and Volokhonsky remain unchallenged as the A-team of Russian translators."
If you're a mountain climber, it's still Everest. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 2004

"A heartening confirmation of the matchless skill and humanity of one of the true masters."
A welcome gathering of the great storywriter's atypical longer works, newly translated by the industrious pair who have previously offered fresh versions of Tolstoy, Gogol, and Dostoevsky. Read full book review >

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KREMLIN WIVES by Larissa Vasilieva
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Some stunning stuff, but one often feels that one is dealing with the ghost of Elvis."
If this book proves anything, it is that the Russians have as much to learn about investigative journalism as they have about running an economy. Read full book review >

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Released: July 25, 2017

"Essential reading full of remarkable emotional wealth."
The Nobel laureate (2015) writes about "the wrong kind of war": oral confessions from Russian women intimately involved with fighting for the motherland. Read full book review >

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NOVELS, TALES, JOURNEYS by Alexander Pushkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"A long overdue collection that speaks truly and well to Pushkin's brilliance as a prose stylist as well as observer of the world."
Superb gathering of writings by the short-lived author Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), best known as a poet—but, argues translator Pevear, also "the true originator of Russian prose." Read full book review >

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MY YIDDISH VACATION by Ione Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cheery self-indulgence. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ruth and Sammy's vacation to their grandparents' retirement community presents a nostalgic look at 1970s Jewish Florida, when Yiddish-rich English was the norm. Read full book review >

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ESTEBAN DE LUNA, BABY RESCUER! / ESTEBAN DE LUNA, RESCATADOR DE BEBÉS! by Larissa M. Mercado-López
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"A serviceable outing for an unusual young hero. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What good is a cape when you have no superpowers? Read full book review >