Search Results: "Olga Dehtiariova"


BOOK REVIEW

OLGA AND THE SMELLY THING FROM NOWHERE by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bubble-gum crowd pleaser with wide audience appeal. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A young girl who prefers science to people discovers an adorable and smelly little creature. Read full book review >

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MOMMY HURRIES HOME by Kate Galitskaya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"There's a great app to be done about the imaginative ways a parent dresses up a story about the day, but this one doesn't arrive fully formed. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A rambling story of a parent's trip home. Read full book review >

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YUMMY TUMMY by Kate Galitskaya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"Overdone and unevenly baked. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
An app about a child learning to cook has some charming moments, but they're mixed together to bad effect with unfortunate design and writing choices. Read full book review >

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OLGA THE CLOUD by Nicoletta Costa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A beguiling ode to gentle rain. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cloud's gotta do what a cloud's gotta do. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Eye-opening and insightful."
A Canadian freelance journalist probes the fascinating mystery behind a nonagenarian female's stunning success as a competitive athlete. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF OLGA CHEKHOVA by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2004

"Literate, lucent, and well researched: a fascinating glimpse into how artists respond as the world explodes around them. (44 b&w illustrations, not seen; 1 map)"
Did Anton Chekhov's niece, a major Nazi film star, spy for Mother Russia during WWII? Yes and no, concludes the author of several previous works about Soviet-German conflict. Read full book review >

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THE CRIME OF OLGA ARBYELINA by Andreï Makine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"As chilling and finely charted a descent into madness as has ever been imagined, with many extraordinary moments along the way: all imbued with a wrenching combination of love and despair, fire and ice."
Another astonishingly beautiful story from Makine (Once Upon the River Love, 1998), this one unutterably sad, plumbing the depths of an ÇmigrÇ Russian mother's despair at the course of her son's sexual awakening during the bitter postwar winter of 1946 in rural France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"American peoples''; perhaps that awareness, barely tapped here, accounts for the book's curious lack of involvement. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Basing her story on Fernando Columbus's account (actually written 30 years later) of his father's last voyage (1502-04), Litowinsky closely follows the events Fernando set down, fictionalizing by updating his voice, setting the date of his narrative in 1507 (when he would have been 18), inventing conversations, and adding two characters. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE FANCIER by Olga Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Though not always fleshed out, and several attempts at humor fall flat, the finest pieces here are worthy companions to her earlier reputation-making collections."
Seventeen stories from the late Australian Masters (The Home Girls, A Long Time Dying, etc.), varying in length and quality and ranging from the late 19th century to contemporary times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A very attractive volume, and an ideal holiday gift."
Momentos M†gicos/Magic Moments ($11.95 paperback original; Jan. 1998; 188 pp.; 0-87483-497-X): A charming bilingual collection of 15 Latin American folktales retold by a popular Mexican-American performance artist. Read full book review >

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HAPPY DISHES by Olga Ferreiro
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2016

"Appealing dessert recipes in a labor of love become overshadowed by an unattractive layout."
A longtime, passionate baker offers a collection of sweet treats and a bevy of instructions. Read full book review >

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TWELVE HOUSES by Olga Soaje
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2013

"An engaging novel that authentically portrays a widow's pain and her chance at finding peace."
Soaje (Borrowing My Mother's Saints, 2012) offers a subtle, nuanced novel about how a web of personal connections—old and new—allows a grieving woman to restart her life. Read full book review >