Search Results: "Vasily Grossman"


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AN ARMENIAN SKETCHBOOK by Vasily Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Deft, poignant characterizations by an author who deserves a wider readership."
A new translation of Russian novelist Grossman's delightful journal of his stay among the Armenians. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 1996

"Marxism- Leninism than anything Solzhenitsyn published''—but a valuable introduction to an important and hitherto neglected figure. (illustrations, maps)"
The first biography of Grossman, who, though little known in the West, is regarded as one of the great Russian novelists of this century. Read full book review >

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STORIES FROM A SIBERIAN VILLAGE by Vasily Shukshin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Stenka Razin,'' the tale of a 17th-century Cossack Robin Hood whose adventures Shukshin explored in both fiction and film, and whose ebullient unconventionality clearly appealed to, as it resembles, Shukshin's own bold and defiant spirit."
Stories From A Siberian Village ($35.00; paper $16.00; Oct. 1996; 285 pp.; 0-87580-211-7; paper 0-87580-572-8): A generous collection of 25 stories—11 of which were previously unavailable in English translation—by the popular and charismatic Russian author (192974) who was also a renowned actor and film director. Read full book review >

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RING AROUND THE ROSARY by Gretchen Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"An absorbing, unpredictable life story inside and outside the church."
Grossman's engaging debut memoir contrasts her years as a postulant nun with her later, secular life. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2012

"Simply lovely. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This sensitive debut grabs hearts right away and doesn't let go. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF WRATH by Paul Grossman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"To call this book enjoyable or satisfying feels wrong, because the deeds are so ugly. But it's terrifying and worthy. Human nature has never looked so raw."
A thriller set in early 1930s Berlin. People who can't bear to read about violence toward children should skip this book; those with sensitive stomachs may want to look elsewhere, too. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPWALKERS by Paul Grossman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A solid thriller set amid riveting historical events in the seedy underbelly of a city—and a world—slowly going mad."
In Grossman's debut novel, a Jewish cop in 1932 Berlin hunts the perpetrators of a grotesque crime, against a backdrop of political turmoil. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF INTIMATE GRAMMAR by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Earnest, but largely a portentous, formless slog."
Leitmotifs rather than scenes rule in a new novel of Israeli life by the author of The Smile of the Lamb (1991), etc. Aron Kleinfeld, 12, lives with his mother, father, and older sister in Jerusalem in the months leading toward the Six-Day War. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S LAND by Lev Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The essence of being a magician, as Quentin learns to define it, could easily serve as a thumbnail description of Grossman's art: 'the power to enchant the world.'"
Deeply satisfying finale to the best-selling fantasy trilogy (The Magicians, 2009; The Magician King, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2009

"Very dark and very scary, with no simple answers provided—fantasy for grown-ups, in other words, and very satisfying indeed."
Grossman (Codex, 2004, etc.) imagines a sorcery school whose primary lesson seems to be that bending the world to your will isn't all it's cracked up to be. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR HEROES by Patricia Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Midlife, middle class, middlebrow."
Male and female menopause on Long Island causes flashes of heroism, private and public. Read full book review >