Search Results: "Nikolai Tolstoy"


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Released: April 1, 1989

Merlin's own story, unencumbered (as yet, anyway) by Arthur and company, set in the sixth century and cast as a struggle between the Prydein (Celtic Britons) and encroaching Germanic tribes: from the British historian and descendant of you-know-who. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY by Rosamund Bartlett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2011

"A rich, complex life told in rich, complex prose."
Cultural historian and translator Bartlett (Chekhov: Scenes from a Life, 2004, etc.) unravels the ornate and complicated tapestry of the life of the great Russian writer. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY by Henri Troyat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2001

"Our final verdict: a 'beautiful book.'"
Troyat (the nom de plume of Russian-born Lev Tarasov) won numerous awards in France for his novels and nonfiction, especially his literary biographies. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY LIED by Rachel Kadish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"No real surprises, but some essential satisfactions."
Kadish's second (after From a Sealed Room, 1998) is a conventional modern romance, complete with life lessons, wry comedy and a supporting cast of best friends. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA TOLSTOY by Alexandra Popoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A sharp, compassionate literary biography."
A welcome reassessment of the life of Sophia Tolstoy (1844-1919), the misunderstood wife of the renowned Russian author. Read full book review >

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NIKOLAI, THE ONLY BEAR by Barbara Joosse
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Economically told, deeply felt, this will leave readers feeling, like Nikolai near the end, 'soft bearish.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sensitive adoption story loosely based on fact, but given an imaginative twist that makes it uncommonly moving. Read full book review >

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NIKOLAI GOGOL'S THE NOSE by Catherine Cowan
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Any book that inspires children to read Gogol (as this one does), and that doesn't butcher the original in the process (as this one doesn't), is well worth the asking price. (Picture book. 5+)"
Tucking into his morning loaf, Ivan the barber discovers the nose of the Deputy Inspector of Reindeer. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY AT YASNAYA POLYANA by Patricia Chute
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Undemanding fare, but suitable for young adults and for their elders wanting a glance into Tolstoy's more private realm."
Pleasurable Tolstoyana, centered around the great man's life at his great estate; by the novelist of Eva's Music (1983) and Castine (1986). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"The war on science is an old story. Pringle lends it specific weight with this chilling story of a man who, had he survived, might have saved millions of lives."
A tragic story of the totalitarian suppression of knowledge—one that is all too familiar to history, even in our own time. Read full book review >

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TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY by Kathryn Ormsbee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A clever, thoroughly enjoyable addition to the growing body of diverse teen literature. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A 17-year-old amateur vlogger must come to terms with sudden internet fame and her own sexuality in this original, compulsively funny novel. Read full book review >

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Released: June 7, 2011

"Intelligent, insightful and eloquent, Sankovitch takes the leader on the literary journey, demonstrating how after 'trying to anaesthetize myself from what I'd lost…I'd finally stopped running away.' As a bonus, even the well-read reader will be inspired to explore some of the books from this magical year."
This celebration of the richness of reading will reward anyone who loves to read. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF SOPHIA TOLSTOY by Cathy Porter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Uneven, hauntingly revealing and gorgeously sad, these entries reveal a wife's desperate love and estrangement from her brilliant but complex and troubled husband."
A lively reworked translation of Sofia Tolstoy's diaries, first published in Russia in 1978 and the United Kingdom in 1985. Read full book review >