Search Results: "Valery Dunaevsky"


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A Daughter of the "Enemy of the People" by Valery Dunaevsky
Released: March 5, 2013

"A digressive family history which features a fresh look at life in the Soviet Union and the immigrant experience in the United States."
A debut memoir tells the story of a Russian-Jewish family's experiences throughout the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE RIDDLED NIGHT by Valery Leith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 8, 2000

"Messy, certainly, and sometimes slow, but the real attraction here, as in book one, is Leith's shimmering, vaulting imagination: complex, enigmatic, seemingly limitless, her creations nonetheless have a satisfyingly plausible shape and weight and structure."
Second part of Leith's trilogy (The Company of Glass, 1999) about the land of Everien and its ancient, bizarre, half-forgotten magic. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE ROSE by Valery Leith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"Though newcomers won't want to start here, readers who've followed Leith through the two previous fascinating, hypercomplicated, multidimensional puzzle-boxes will be delighted."
Conclusion to Leith's remarkable fantasy trilogy (The Company of Glass, 1999; The Riddled Night, 2000) about the magical land of Everien, previously a battleground between various barbarian tribes and the Pharician Empire, once—in the distant past, or the far future—home to a culture of astounding complexity and accomplishments, now carved into isolated territorial blocks (time runs at different rates within each block) by the time-serpent unleashed by Jaya Paradox. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 1994

"Revisionist history with a vengeance—and residual values for all the bitterness."
Reproachful, revelatory recollections of a protracted GîtterdÑmmerung from a former aide of the Soviet Union's last emperor. Read full book review >

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THE WHITTLER'S TALE by Jennifer Armstrong
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A fine blast at greed and skulduggery. (Fiction/Picture book. 5+)"
Once upon a time, a stranger comes to town, flashes a knife, and proceeds to carve a small sparrow from a piece of wood. Read full book review >

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DREAMSONG by Alice McLerran
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Green and gold tones predominate in luxuriant pictures, brimming with birds, butterflies, and flowers, by a gifted Russian illustrator in a fine US debut. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With his parents' blessing, little Pavel sets off to search for the lovely song that he hears each night in his dreams but can never remember when he wakes. Read full book review >