Search Results: "Marina Dyachenko"


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THE SCAR by Sergey Dyachenko
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A truly spellbinding work even audiences jaded by standard U.S./U.K. fantasy will devour. Kudos to the publishers for taking the plunge—but what took them so long?"
First English translation of a work written in Russian in 1997, from an award-winning Ukrainian husband-and-wife team now resident in Moscow. Read full book review >

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EUSTACE & CLYDE by Marina Aizen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Warm and cheerful with just a dash of house-hunting entertainment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two koala bears look for a new home that's a little less crowded and noisy, but the search isn't so simple in Aizen's (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 2013, etc.) newest picture book. Read full book review >

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THE INN BETWEEN by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Readers looking for a mystery with heart, humor, and hairy moments will be captivated. (Supernatural fiction. 9-12)"
A haunted hotel seeks new victims in this middle-grade suspense novel. Read full book review >

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THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO by Marina Fiorato
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Despite some awkward POV shifts, the action proceeds briskly, with just enough technical and period detail to sustain interest."
First novel melds the stories of a 17th-century master craftsman and his modern-day descendant. Read full book review >

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GATHERINGS by Marina Rust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"But there's precious little timbre to Meredith's voice and, for sure, no explanations."
A debut from a graduate of the fiction school that teaches writers just to set it down without trying to sort it out first. Read full book review >

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THE LETO BUNDLE by Marina Warner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Pynchon), but her Bundle is alive with quirky inventions, and it's great fun watching her try and fail to pull it all together."
Myths and fairy tales are crucial presences in Warner's cultural histories (No Go the Bogeyman, 1999, etc.) and novels like Indigo (1992), The Lost Father (1989), and her newest: an ambitious, intermittently chaotic reshaping of the classical tale of Leto. Read full book review >

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STRAWBERRY FIELDS by Marina Lewycka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"Strawberry-sweet, but not too syrupy."
After a disastrous strawberry-picking season, Eastern European migrant workers take a road trip across "this other Eden…this earth, this realm, this England" in search of meaning, stability and perhaps even love. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE FROM ME TO YOU by Marina Gessner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Good romance, great wilderness. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl decides to hike the Appalachian Trail on her own and meets a boy who may actually be living on the trail. Read full book review >

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TELL US WE'RE HOME by Marina Budhos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 4, 2010

"Keenly necessary. (Fiction. 12-15)"
It's the typical story of middle school BFFs—all immigrants. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Henriette-Julie de Murat (whose biography one hopes Warner is already at work on)."
Wonder Tales ($22.00; Oct. 1996; 256 pp.; 0-374-29281-7): A lavishly entertaining collection of French fairy tales, dating from the 17th century and including both racy revisions of traditional folk materials and excerpts from long-forgotten romans and romances. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLEPAUSE by Marina Benjamin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A thoughtful, morose meditation on aging."
Middle age makes the writer feel "ambushed and laid bare." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 1999

"Warner's compelling study of how we deal with fears through stories will be enjoyed equally by cultural historians and by any parent who has observed a child delighted by Beatrix Potter's Roly Poly Pudding or by Sendak's Wild Things."
Warner continues her erudite and entertaining investigation of fairy tales (begun in From the Beast to the Blonde, 1995) in a new study of the pleasure we derive from the fearful figures in tales and songs. Read full book review >