Search Results: "Olga Pastuchiv"


BOOK REVIEW

RIPARIA'S RIVER by Michael J. Caduto
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Heavy on worthy message, light on specific method. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Children organize to clean up an algae-slimed swimming hole. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >