Search Results: "Marina Fedotova"


BOOK REVIEW

ASK ME NO QUESTIONS by Marina Budhos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A perceptive peek into the lives of foreigners on the fringe. (endnote) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Illegal immigrant sisters learn a lot about themselves when their family faces deportation in this compelling contemporary drama. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL'S EYE by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An ever present and always-growing sense of dread accompanied by an atmosphere of chills and mystery make this perfect for reading in the closet under the cover of night. (Horror. 8-12)"
You know what they say: be careful what you wish for…. Read full book review >

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WATCHED by Marina Budhos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"While the absence of certainty may frustrate some readers, it also speaks to the underlying takeaway: you can never be sure what others' intentions are, even if you have made it your job to study them. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Naeem, a teenager living in an immigrant neighborhood in Queens, finds his grip on life slipping. Read full book review >

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A CUT ABOVE THE REST by Marina Oliver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Journeywoman Oliver (The Cobweb Cage, not reviewed) displays rudimentary writing skills, zero tolerance for characterization, and, alas, a slavish devotion to red herrings."
A well-known author's greatest achievement may be his corpse. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Full of interesting factoids—but the blatant advertising for Kushner's products is pervasive to the point the book becomes soporific."
A wake-up call about caffeine from a committed and self-interested author. Read full book review >

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INDIGO by Marina Warner
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Otherwise: too much pretentious profundity and polemical handwringing."
From British writer Warner (The Lost Father, 1989, etc.), an uneven—if politically correct—reinterpretation of The Tempest that's weighed down even further by heavy-handed dollops of magic realism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A compelling story of a powerful woman, a persecuted people, a tortured time and a granddaughter's deep respect for her family."
London journalist Benjamin (Rocket Dreams, 2003, etc.) recounts her return to Baghdad in 2004 to see what remained of the once-thriving Jewish community that had included her own family. Read full book review >

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GOOD TO A FAULT by Marina Endicott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"A limpid, witty, humane talent to watch."
Suddenly a surrogate mother of three, spinsterish Clara discovers love and meaning in a Anne Tyler-esque domestic drama. Read full book review >

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THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS by Marina Keegan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 8, 2014

"A well-deserved tribute to a talented young writer."
A collection of essays and short stories by a Yale graduate whose untimely death at age 22 cut short a promising journalistic and literary career. Read full book review >