Search Results: "Misha Angrist"


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MISHA! by Barbara Aria
Released: March 20, 1989

A straightforward account of Baryshnikov's life and career thus far; but without an insider's eye to lend it a spark or some spice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Angrist artfully uses his personal experiences to introduce readers to the frontiers of genetic knowledge today and its promise for the future."
A former genetic counselor investigates personal genomics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Scary reading."
A complex, eye-opening account of cybercrime, one of the world's fastest growing sectors of criminal activity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Glenny's instinct for weaving complex political threads into powerful narration makes his history essential reading for anyone striving to make sense of the seemingly impenetrable Balkan crisis. (12 maps)"
A sorely needed and authoritative history of the Balkan peninsula. Read full book review >

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NEMESIS by Misha Glenny
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Glenny does an admirable investigative job, delving deeply into the complicated causes and effects of Rio's drug trafficking."
A page-turning chronicle of the life and career of a favela don illustrates the larger challenges of a deeply impoverished, class-ridden Brazilian society.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2008

"A bracing, frightening ride through a dark world experiencing 'a vigorous springtime.'"
Today's international crime syndicates are more powerful than ever, and likely to become more so. Read full book review >

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YOU DISAPPEAR by Christian Jungersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Jungersen writes brilliantly and raises knotty questions of identity—who, after all, is the 'real' Frederik?—and of moral accountability, no matter who we are and what we've experienced."
An intelligent, at times even intellectual, novel about philosophical issues of identity and moral responsibility. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH FOR THAT WINTER by Dorthe Nors
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"In these novellas, people never really know each other, which means they must take their consolations where they can.
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These two novellas present an edgy evocation of contemporary life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"Perceptive musings ready-made for artistically inspired readers and those with short attention spans."
A bounty of short, sound advice and commentary from a Canadian improvisational-theatre instructor. Read full book review >

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MARDI GRAS MAMBO by Greg Herren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Loopy whodunit that rises or falls on the reader's affinity for Scotty."
A ménage à trois of gay private eyes shelves their decadence plans to solve a Carnival murder puzzle. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A wonderfully crafted and deeply satisfying novel, full of detail that provides texture and meaning. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Scotty's world is turned upside down when an accident leaves her brother severely injured, an acquaintance dead and Scotty feeling responsible. Read full book review >

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ABSURDISTAN by Gary Shteyngart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2006

"Leaves a very sour aftertaste—but that's probably the point."
Disappointing follow-up to The Russian Debutante's Handbook (2001) sends another Soviet-born Jewish protagonist to another global hot spot. Read full book review >