Search Results: "Anita Nair"


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THE LILAC HOUSE by Anita Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nair's story may appeal to readers who enjoy novels set in India, but most will want to pass on this overwritten tale.
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Nair's latest novel (Ladies Coupé, 2004, etc.), set in India, traces the intersection of the lives of two individuals undergoing devastating personal tragedies. Read full book review >

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THE BETTER MAN by Anita Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Nair's prose can tend to the purple; her strength lies in gentle, keenly observed comedy rather than tearful melodrama. Overall, a warmly affecting novel whose depiction of small-town life strikes a universal chord."
A tone of wistful melancholy and incidents both droll and poignant characterize this first novel of Indian village life, a story reminiscent of the works of R.K. Narayan. Read full book review >

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LADIES COUPÉ by Anita Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"On message, but with refreshing subtlety."
Indian author Nair's first US publication offers a quietly powerful feminist message in the story of a middle-aged spinster, one who finds the courage and support to live independently as she and her fellow passengers on an overnight train share their stories. Read full book review >

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MARRYING ANITA by Anita Jain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2008

"A sparkling, enjoyable look at how globalization affects love."
Single Indian-American female, 33, seeks worldly yet marriage-minded man abroad and finds a complex blend of perspectives on relationships. Read full book review >

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ANITA AND ME by Meera Syal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Far from just another coming-of-age saga, Syal's impressive debut offers a charming yet troubling evocation of recent times."
Nine-year-old Meena Kumar's cheeky narrative of her life as the only Punjabi girl in a small English village unfolds through wonderfully evocative description. Read full book review >

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I STILL BELIEVE ANITA HILL by Amy Richards
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A well-pulled-together collection from Richards (Opting In, 2008, etc.) and Greenberg."
The proceedings of a symposium of human rights activists, political analysts, legal experts and artists who came together in 2011 to commemorate Anita Hill's courageous testimony at Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing 20 years earlier. Read full book review >

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VIDEO by Meera Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Comparable to Jhumpa Lahiri's Pulitzer-winner, Interpreter of Maladies, and very probably the beginning of a fine career."
A strong sense of character and place, and an impressive variety of themes and tones, distinguish this striking debut collection by a talented Indian-born American writer. Read full book review >

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THE VULCAN PRECEPT by Guy Nair
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Despite some murkiness, a thought-provoking action thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats."
Jenny Peters, rookie CIA agent, is ready for her first mission—or is she? Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN by Kamala Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2011

"An Indian-American variation on a stock tearjerker plot, saved by the author's eye for detail."
A preteen girl stumbles across a host of dark family secrets on a visit to her parents' native India. Read full book review >