Anya

Anya

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by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
     
 

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Anya is a myth, an epic...[by] a writer of remarkable power.—Washington Post
Anya Savikin lived among well-to-do Russian Jews in Poland, in a world more like Tolstoy's than our own, until the first bombing of Warsaw and the chaos that ensued. Her story incarnates the strength and love of eastern European Jewry, before and after their decimation. Reading

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Anya is a myth, an epic...[by] a writer of remarkable power.—Washington Post
Anya Savikin lived among well-to-do Russian Jews in Poland, in a world more like Tolstoy's than our own, until the first bombing of Warsaw and the chaos that ensued. Her story incarnates the strength and love of eastern European Jewry, before and after their decimation. Reading group guide included.

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New York Times Book Review
“A triumph of realism in art.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393325218
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/19/2004
Pages:
489
Sales rank:
550,129
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1940 - 2011) was a Professor of English and author of fourteen novels, six poetry collections, and other works.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 25, 1941
Date of Death:
August 26, 2011
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Place of Death:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
B.A., University of Chicago, 1961; M.A., University of Chicago, 1963; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1966
Website:
http://www.susanfrombergschaeffer.com

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Anya 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I read this book nearly 25 years ago and the story and characters have stayed with me since. They were so striking and well developed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read this book so many times, the pages are falling out. Schaeffer made these characters real to me, full of moral and physical strengh beyond reason.