Books Irina Reyn Books by Irina Reyn Irina Reyn has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Irina Reyn Author Interviews 'Imperial Wife' Trains Its Spotlight On Powerful Women, Past And Present August 7, 2016 Irina Reyn's new novel focuses on two women in difficult marriages. Though they're centuries apart, both relationships are tied to the strong woman's struggle to fulfill gender expectations. 'Imperial Wife' Trains Its Spotlight On Powerful Women, Past And Present Listen · 8:31 8:31 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/488863363/489061770" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer '09 Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks Summer's Best Books June 19, 2009 Looking to cozy up with some good books? Librarian Nancy Pearl has some great suggestions. Her list includes a somber, genre-defying graphic novel about Doctors Without Borders volunteers, and a whimsical first novel about a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks Summer's Best Books Listen · 7:19 7:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105259115/105646767" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews 'Anna K.,' From Russia To Queens — With Love September 26, 2008 Modernizing a familiar novel is a literary parlor trick. Crafting a fresh, moving interpretation of one of literature's great narratives is an achievement. Irina Reyn's What Happened To Anna K. is unquestionably a case of the latter. Excerpts: Recommended Books Excerpt: 'What Happened to Anna K.' May 23, 2008 Irina Reyn's deft debut novel dusts off Tolstoy's great 19th-century romantic heroine and re-imagines her as a complex — yet still dreamy-eyed — modern woman of today.