Search Results: "Olga Litowinsky"


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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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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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 >

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A LONG TIME DYING by Olga Masters
Released: April 3, 1989

Masters (Amy's Children, 1988) didn't start producing fiction until her mid-50s, and died in 1986 after a short, prolific career (five books). Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Chronology of federal legislation; glossary; bibliography; list of organizations; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A factual, objective, and well-organized description of the serious conflicts now arising over water around the world. Read full book review >

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THE LINE by Olga Grushin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"By no means a negligible book, but something of a disappointment coming from the gifted Grushin."
The line of the title serves as bold metaphor in this earnest successor to The Dream Life of Sukhanov (2006). Read full book review >

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FORTY ROOMS by Olga Grushin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Honest, tender, and exquisitely crafted. A novel to savor."
The award-winning author of The Dream Life of Sukhanov (2006) and The Line (2010) contemplates the tension between art and domesticity.Read full book review >

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LOVING DAUGHTERS by Olga Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 1993

"With echoes of The Rainbow and Women in Love, a proto-feminist take on the Australian outback early in the century: a book that Masters's fans will want to have."
The late Australian writer Masters's (The Rose Fancier, 1991, etc.) first novel, only now being published here: a Lawrentian-like opus about two sisters and a smitten reverend after WW I. Though a little rough around the edges, this first fiction powerfully predicts the biting, unforgettable work that was to follow. 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 >

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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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THE DREAM LIFE OF SUKHANOV by Olga Grushin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"Brilliant work from a newcomer who's already an estimable American writer."
A Russian artist's compromise with Soviet bureaucracy provokes a surreal midlife crisis in this first novel by Russian-born Grushin. Read full book review >

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DRAGON FEATHERS by Andrej Dugin
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

Two Russian painters showcase their superb technical skills with a set of polished scenes in the style of the early Northern Renaissance, featuring static, richly dressed figures, compressed perspectives, tiny floral and architectural details rendered with dazzling clarity, and a host of cryptic symbols, artist's monograms, and amusingly grotesque little creatures—all bathed in creamy golden light. Read full book review >