Search Results: "Masha D'yans"


BOOK REVIEW

MASHA REGINA by Vadim Levental
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"This genre-defying novel takes on the limits of talent and ambition, fate and art in contemporary Europe."
A young movie director takes inspiration from her life in St. Petersburg. Read full book review >

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MASHA AND HER SISTERS by Suzy Ultman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Along with a set of nesting dolls, this sweet book would be a wonderful gift for a special child. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
This die-cut board book inspired by the Russian matryoshka has doll-shaped cardboard pages, with each page turning downward to present the next, slightly larger "nesting" sibling. Read full book review >

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MASHA AND THE BEAR by Lari Don
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Wit, humor and a resourceful heroine come together in an irresistible folk tale for early readers and young listeners to savor. (Early reader/folk tale. 4-7)"
Who's afraid of a big bad bear? Read full book review >

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MASHA AND THE FIREBIRD by Margaret Bateson Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Fans of Baba Yaga stories will be delighted. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this original story modeled on traditional Eastern European folktales, a young egg painter is enlisted by the Firebird to disguise the four Eggs of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire so that Baba Yaga cannot find them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2009

"An engrossing examination of an enigmatic genius."
The story of Russian mathematical prodigy Grigory Perelman, who solved a problem that had stumped everyone for a century—then walked away from his chosen field. Read full book review >

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HALF A REVOLUTION by Masha Gessen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Of sociological significance, no doubt, for Russophiles and students of Soviet history; but, for most, only thinly rewarding."
Finally, in the post-glasnost era, Russian women are taking a stand against the male-dominated literary establishment and publishing their own anthologies—a courageous act that may turn them into heroines, if not great writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Though the narrative offers a depressing picture of Russian Jews, it is packed with wonderful stories of strength, intelligence, and impressive perseverance."
Moscow-born Gessen (The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, 2015, etc.) addresses the story of the Jewish struggle for autonomy in Stalin's Russia. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Masha Hamilton
Released: Nov. 20, 2004

"Thoughtfully written but emotionally distant and overly cerebral."
Hamilton (Staircase of a Thousand Steps, 2003) tracks an American journalist in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS by Masha Gessen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"There are no pat answers, but Gessen makes it eerily plain to see how simply an atrocity can manifest."
The bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon resulted in a deluge of media coverage, none of which offered a satisfying explanation of why it happened. This book attempts to find an answer. Read full book review >

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WORDS WILL BREAK CEMENT by Masha Gessen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"An uneven but revelatory introduction to the story, though certainly not the last word."
A Russian-American journalist faces considerable challenges in telling the story of a punk band that most know only by its notorious name. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Credit Gessen with absorbing gobs of information, but this is a case in which a little learning may be a dangerous thing—for the author and her readers."
Unsettling medical memoir by a worried-but-still-well journalist who carries a breast-cancer gene. Read full book review >