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Irina Reyn

Autor(a) de What Happened to Anna K.: A Novel

4+ Works 468 Membros 29 Reviews 1 Favorited

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Irina Reyn teaches creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

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fiction - Ukrainian/ethnic Russian emigrant holds down two jobs in 2014-16 Brooklyn but cannot rest until she is able to get her adult daughter (with type 1 diabetes) out of Ukraine, where political unrest over Crimea and Ukraine has put the area into a (fictionalized) civil war.

Very hard not to think about the current escalated situation in Ukraine while reading this, though it was a change to see Nadia's more complex perspective, hearing slurs against ethnic Ukrainians that she didn't like but above all wanting to keep her daughter and herself safe.… (mais)
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reader1009 | 1 outra resenha | Jun 16, 2023 |
First, know that i love Russian history and admire Catherine the Great.
This book bounces between the trials and tribulations of present day Russian auction expert, Tanya Vandermotter , and the married life of Catherine to Peter. The Order of Catherine ( a be-ribboned medallion) is what connects the two storylines

This book? Could have been better..... could have been worse!
 
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linda.marsheells | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 26, 2021 |
Finally a book about Ukraine's plight. A woman's split-minute's decision will torment her for a long time, but she has to make it - for better or worse, for the sake of her daughter's survival. Not a fairy tale type of story by any means, but one with raw, uncomfortable self-searching, poignant hesitations and unwelcome discoveries; the author's good knowledge of all things "Ukrainian" and "Russian Ukrainian", and above all - bringing to light war atrocities in Ukraine.
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Clara53 | 1 outra resenha | Mar 25, 2019 |
I looked forward to reading this and am sad that I didn't like it. Didn't like Anna at all. I thought the author describing her boobs (and the words used) not once but twice in the few pages I read was really weird.
 
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Kuglar | outras 20 resenhas | Mar 28, 2018 |

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29
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