• FICTION

    RIVER OF SMOKE

    OCT. 5, 2011

FICTION

RIVER OF SMOKE

by Amitav Ghosh

At the center of the novel is Bahram Modi, whose humble origins in India belie his current status as a shipper of opium. But... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    NARCOPOLIS

    APRIL 12, 2012

FICTION

NARCOPOLIS

by Jeff Thayil

Lyrical, poignant and pensive; challenging for its abundant Indian-isms (“She told only one girak that she was leaving, a... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GOD

    SEPT. 25, 2012

FICTION

GOD

by Deepak Chopra

This book will appeal to the spiritually minded. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    JOSEPH ANTON

    SEPT. 18, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

JOSEPH ANTON

by Salman Rushdie

Aspects of a spy novel, a writer’s autobiography and a victim’s affidavit pulsing with resentment and fear combine to reveal... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LAST MAN IN TOWER

    SEPT. 1, 2011

FICTION

LAST MAN IN TOWER

by Aravind Adiga

Adiga nails the culture of corruption. How exciting to watch a writer come into his own, surpassing the achievement of his... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TWO LIVES

    NOV. 1, 2005

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TWO LIVES

by Vikram Seth

Another triumph for one of the most versatile and engaging of all contemporary writers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    UNACCUSTOMED EARTH

    APRIL 4, 2008

FICTION

UNACCUSTOMED EARTH

by Jhumpa Lahiri

An eye for detail, ear for dialogue and command of family dynamics distinguish this uncommonly rich collection. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ENGLISH, AUGUST

    APRIL 26, 2006

FICTION

ENGLISH, AUGUST

by Upamanyu Chatterjee

Excellent stuff. Let’s have Chatterjee’s other novels, please. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A FREE MAN

    OCT. 22, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

A FREE MAN

by Aman Sethi

Alternately sad, defiant, carefree and understated, this journey into a world hidden in plain sight is well worth taking. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AIDS SUTRA

    NOV. 4, 2008

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

AIDS SUTRA

edited by Negar Akhavi & photographed by Prashant Panjir

A cautionary volume that stresses the need to educate, treat and create jobs. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE MASQUE OF AFRICA

    OCT. 19, 2010

NONFICTION

THE MASQUE OF AFRICA

by V.S. Naipaul

A work more narrative than reflective, but Naipaul’s prose remains smooth, subtle, often silvery. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE TELL-TALE BRAIN

    JAN. 11, 2011

NONFICTION

THE TELL-TALE BRAIN

by V.S. Ramachandran

Despite some minor flaws, Ramachandran produces an exhilarating and at times funny text that invites discussion and... Full review >

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