Search Results: "Abhijit Banerjee"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"A refreshingly clear, well-structured argument against the standard approach to poverty, this book, while intended for academics and those working on the ground, should provide an essential wake-up call for any reader."
Highly decorated economists Banerjee and Duflo (Economics/Massachusetts Institute of Technology) relay 15 years of research into a smart, engaging investigation of global poverty—and why we're failing to eliminate it. Read full book review >

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SEAGLASS SUMMER by Anjali Banerjee
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 2010

"Serviceably written, this engaging and realistic tale is a top pick for reluctant readers and anyone with an interest in what veterinary care entails. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Poppy Ray, 11, hopes to become a veterinarian someday, but her experience with animals is more virtual than real, since Mom is allergic to fur. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR BAPU by Anjali Banerjee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A bit drawn out, slightly mysterious and somewhat moving for patient readers. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Anu has always shared his Indian heritage and Hindu religion with his grandfather, Bapu. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY MEN by Anjali Banerjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"The insights into Bengali culture are interesting, but the writing lacks nuance and the action proceeds at an uneven pace."
Lina Ray's future takes an unexpected turn when she applies her matchmaking talents to her own love life. Read full book review >

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OLEANDER GIRL by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Released: March 19, 2013

"Like an Indian Maeve Binchy, Divakaruni offers an entertaining if lightweight comfort read."
Although her heroine travels to the United States to unravel family secrets, the heart of Divakaruni's cross-cultural novel (One Amazing Thing, 2010, etc.) lies in contemporary Kolkata, India. Read full book review >

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MAYA RUNNING by Anjali Banerjee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Most readers will hold on for the ride and will at least enjoy Maya's humorous voice and her familiar situation of being different. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"I'm not sure what I'm made for, and I'm not sure how Indian leftovers got into my lunch box." Read full book review >

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THE PALACE OF ILLUSIONS by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"An ambitious project effectively executed."
Divakaruni (Queen of Dreams, 2005, etc.) offers a quasi-feminist retelling of the great Hindu text known as the Mahabharata. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"An illuminating, invaluable work."
A diplomatic treatise on relations among and beyond India, Pakistan and Bangladesh since 1947. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Enjoyably sappy. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After their previous adventure in the past (The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming, 2005), Anand and Nisha are thrust into the future in this satisfying trilogy closer. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A stock plot given life by the appealing, unusual and lovingly detailed setting. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Though he's been greatly honored by being made keeper of the magical conch (The Conch Bearer, 2003), Anand feels worthless in his apprenticeship in the Silver Valley. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF DREAMS by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Richly textured and artfully told through the varied perspectives of believable characters."
Poet and novelist Divakaruni (The Conch Bearer, 2003, etc.) stirs up a tasty curry that's half-mystery, half-fantasy in a clever tale of a young woman trying to sort out the mystery of her mother's death—and life. Read full book review >