Search Results: "Petru Popescu"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A moving, albeit verbose, very East European testimony about roots, the writer's life, and personal discovery."
An ÇmigrÇ's account of his return to post-Communist Romania exudes his own and his native land's irrepressible personality. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS IN TIME by Petru Popescu
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A passable survival tale. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Riffing on the premise of his adult novel Almost Adam (1996), Popescu strands an American teenager in an area of Tanzania so remote that prehistoric hominids still roam there. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A powerful, often haunting narrative of love in the worst of circumstances, though told with more art than is necessary or, perhaps, appropriate."
Scriptwriter and novelist Popescu (autobiography: The Return, 1997; Amazon Beaming, 1991) tells the romantic tale of his wife's parents—a potent story, extracted from their taped testimonies, of devotion in an unlikely setting. Read full book review >

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GIRL MARY by Petru Popescu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Chaotically plotted, but brings this turbulent age to vibrant life with sympathetic characters, both minor and major."
A down-to-earth Virgin Mary fields offers from Joseph and Pontius Pilate. Read full book review >

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AMAZON BEAMING by Petru Popescu
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A sort of Castaneda exercise in mystical and ecological inquiry, perfectly timed for the New Age. (Sixteen pages of color photographs—not seen.)"
The strange and wonderful tale of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre's mystical journal from the depths of the Amazon basin to the river's ultimate source in the Andes, solemnly related by Popescu (The Last Wave; In Hot Blood, 1988 paperback.) Read full book review >