Search Results: "Aman Sethi"


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AMAN by Aman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"Nonetheless, a unique and rich account of life in a fascinating and troubled land."
A lyrical first-hand account of a complex and charismatic modern-day African heroine. ``Aman'' (a pseudonym meaning ``trustworthy'' in Arabic) is a gifted narrator who recounted her tumultuous life first to anthropologist Barnes, who died in 1990 before the project was completed, and then to Barnes's designated successor, Boddy (Cultural Anthropology/Univ. of Toronto). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"Alternately sad, defiant, carefree and understated, this journey into a world hidden in plain sight is well worth taking."
A journalist ingratiates himself with a band of day laborers on the mean streets of Delhi, India. Read full book review >

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THE WISH MAKER by Ali Sethi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Commendably ambitious, but this young Pakistani author has bitten off more than he can chew."
A dysfunctional family mirrors a dysfunctional nation in Sethi's unfocused debut. Read full book review >

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THE FOX WISH by Kimiko Aman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A sweet, compelling yarn that perfectly captures the archetypal childhood synthesis of fantasy and reality. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Wishes come true in this story of an unexpected, interspecies friendship imported from Japan. Read full book review >

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FIFTY FIFTY by Robbie Clipper Sethi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A genial account of how people's lives cross and combine to create cultures: one of the best multicultural sagas to come along in a long while."
Second-novelist Sethi (The Bride Wore Red, 1996) assembles the portrait of an Indian family from several generations and as many continents as they attempt to maintain some semblance of their identity. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE WORE RED by Robbie Clipper Sethi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"A subtle take on a difficult subject, from a newcomer worthy to join that small, elect band who record the trials and occasional triumphs of love across the culture lines."
Fourteen stories, about half previously published in such journals as The Atlantic Monthly and Mademoiselle, sensitively examine the potentially destructive fracture that—like some cultural San Andreas Fault—haunts relationships between those of differing backgrounds. Read full book review >

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MATRON OF HONOR by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Bingham's satire is softer, neater here, and you care for her people—with all their several moral glitches."
In Bingham's last two, women were dog-tired and dog-tied within the fiefdoms of stultifying men (a lethally jovial politico in Small Victories; a nice rejecting husband and a not-so-nice rejecting lover in Upstate, p. 387). Read full book review >

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SHADOW by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Humanity triumphs over evil and bureaucracy in this heart-rending and heart-affirming story. (postscript, background information on Yarl's Wood and sniffer dogs) (Fiction. 9-14)"
Two 14-year-old boys, one Afghan and one English, find friendship with each other and with two exceptional dogs. Read full book review >