Search Results: "Olga Soffer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Satisfactory proof that the prehistoric war of the sexes was a standoff."
A jauntily written reevaluation of women's roles in human evolution. 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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DUCK'S VACATION by Gilad Soffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"While propelling energy lags, large storytime crowds may be able to infuse it with their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duck's vacation is interrupted by readers; would they please just stop turning the pages? 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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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 >

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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 >

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FAR FROM RUSSIA by Olga Andreyev Carlisle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"Many readers will hope for a sequel."
The Russian-French-American painter and writer (Voices in the Snow, not reviewed, etc.) sketches her life and extensive acquaintances from 1935 to 1975. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW THERE WILL BE APRICOTS by Jessica Soffer
Released: April 16, 2013

"Well-written and atmospheric, but overdetermined and relentlessly grim."
An unhappy teen and a shellshocked widow make a vital connection, though not the one they initially think, in Soffer's somber debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1990

Although colorful and informed, this anecdotal biography pales before the original "self-creation" of Karen (Tanne) Blixen, the Danish writer and adventuress herself who told her stoW better in Out of Africa. Read full book review >

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KINDERTRANSPORT by Olga Levy Drucker
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A fine addition to the many other remembrances of the period. (Autobiography. 10+)"
An autobiographical account—compelling in its authentic details—of the author's WW II years as a Jewish refugee in England. Read full book review >