Search Results: "Anand Giridharadas"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2014

"A compelling, nuanced look at the shifting, volatile meaning of American identity in the post-9/11 era."
Well-crafted account of an act of post-9/11 vigilante violence and its long reverberations for its survivors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Giridharadas avidly attests to the new sense of freedom gripping India."
Chronicle of how a brave new generation of Indians are re-engaging with the vastly altered land of their parents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2014

"A grim picture of a complicated and troubling situation."
A fellow at the New American Foundation looks at the policies, actions and failures of the United States in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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Released: March 25, 1993

"As usual, Anand stages history nicely, though her books seldom compel as fiction."
The second installment in Anand's Bridges Over Time series (launched last year with The Proud Villains), which does Medieval English history from the points of view of its lowliest—a passel of serfs in East Anglia, who, here especially, look at a person as though they ``wanted to rob you, or eat you.'' That's what can be seen in the eyes of Isabel of Northfield, wife of Alfred Plowman as the story commences. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 24, 1992

"But she moves too quickly from one generation to the next, resulting in cartoony characters and a historical backdrop that flies by like a movie on fast forward."
Herein, the commencement of a series by the author of such historical divertissements as Crown of Roses and King of the Wood (both 1989). Read full book review >

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Released: July 19, 1993

"Solid historical fare, then, with a nice balance of reconstructed history and invented characters, along with their domestic turmoil."
A third entry in Anand's chronicles of conflicts in high and low places in English history (Crown of Roses, 1989; The Proud Villeins, 1992). Read full book review >

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THE CHERISHED WIVES by Valerie Anand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Closeted, claustrophobic domestica, but with convincing historical Indian detail."
Book five in the author's Bridges Over Time series wherein beset men and women confront history's buffets and bounty—from 1036 on. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A lively, well-researched history of lust for wealth and power."
The tale of a diamond that became a coveted prize during centuries of political turmoil. Read full book review >

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KING OF THE WOOD by Valerie Anand
Released: June 15, 1989

A lively tale of courtly intrigue set at the close of the 11th century, by the author of The Disputed Crown (1982) and To a Native Shore (1983). Read full book review >

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Released: June 20, 1994

"Like the others in the series, a Christopher Hibbert-style dynasty drama with reliable historical special effects."
Lovers, marriages, and high hopes are blasted by thunderous historic events in this fourth novel of the ``Bridges Over Time'' series (after Women of Ashdon, 1993). Read full book review >

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SOPHIA by Anita Anand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A sturdy narrative of one woman's awakening and strength in the early 20th century as she witnessed the vast societal changes in India and England."
The biography of an Indian royal princess, born in Britain, who found a higher purpose as she discovered her heritage. Read full book review >