Anya Ranevskaya (The Cherry Orchard) Anya is a character in Anton Chekhov’s 1904 play, The Cherry Orchard. She is the seventeen year old daughter of Madame Ranevskaya, who arrives home to Russia from Paris with her mother to find that their family estate, including their beloved cherry orchard, is set to be auctioned for debt. Anya is a beautiful and virtuous young girl who tries her best to comfort her mother. Madame Ranevsky is ineffectual, affected as she is by the deaths of her husband and a son, and incapable of making a concerted effort to save her land. Anya is in love with Peter Trofimov, a radical leftist student, emblematic of the beginnings of change within Czarist society. When, through procrastination and inactivity, the estate is sold to a former serf, it is Anya herself who looks toward the future with unbridled eagerness and the glowing hopes of youth. This is not the terrible loss for her that it is for her mother, who immediately repairs back to Paris. As empathetic as she is, young Anya is still ready to get on with life, embrace it in all its shadings and make the most of it. No wonder Trofimov calls her “my sunshine, my spring”.
Anya - a song by Deep Purple
Annie...Anya: A Month in Moscow (Irene Trivas) - Annie is only five when she and her family flies across the world to Russia. From the moment the family arrives, Annie feels homesick. She can't speak the language and everything seems weird…until she meets Anya and slowly an exchange of language begins. Recommended for ages 5-7.
Anya's War (Andrea Alban Gosline) - Anya Rosen and her family have left their home in Odessa for Shanghai, believing that China will be a safe haven from Hitler’s forces. At first, Anya’s life in the Jewish Quarter of Shanghai is privileged and relatively carefree: she has crushes on boys, fights with her mother, and longs to defy expectations just like her hero, Amelia Earhart. Then Anya finds a baby—a newborn abandoned on the street. Amelia Earhart goes missing. And it becomes dangerously clear that no place is safe—not for Jewish families like the Rosens, not for Shanghai’s poor, not for adventurous women pilots. Based on a true story, here is a rich, transcendent novel about a little-known time in Holocaust history. Recommended for ages 11-14.
Because of Anya (Margaret Peterson Haddix) - Ten-year-old girls don't wear wigs. So why is Anya wearing one? That's what Keely wants to know. But when Anya's wig falls off in front of the whole class, Keely realizes what she really wants is to help Anya, even though she's not sure how -- and even though it means she'll have to do something she's afraid of: stand up to her friends. As for Anya, she just wants her hair to grow back, but no one can tell her whether it ever will. How can she learn to accept her disease when she can't even look in the mirror? Recommended for ages 8-12.
Little Anya and her BIG Baby Cheetah (Yuberqui Lewis) - Birthday wishes are great, especially when they come true. When little Anya made a wish her 6th birthday, she got much more than she wished for. Good thing Mom is always there to make sure little Anya always learns a lesson. Join little Anya as she gets in to, and out of, the most unpredictable adventures. Kindle edition. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Waiting for Anya (Michael Morpurgo) - Jo places his life in danger when he helps protect a growing number of Jewish children who have sought refuge at a reclusive widow's farm. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Famous People Named Anya - Anya Ayoung-Chee (Project Runway designer); Anya Corke (Hong Kong chess Grand mistress); Anya Gallaccio (Scottish artist); Anya Hindmarch (British accessory designer); Anya Kamenetz (writer); Anya Rozova (America's Next Top Model); Anya Marina (singer-songwriter); Anya Monzikova (model from Deal or No Deal); Anya Seton (author); Anya Taranda (model); Anya Teixeira (photographer); Anya Major (model)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Anya - Stanley Kubrick (film director); Armand Assante (actor)
Anya - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Anya.