Search Results: "Anita Nair"


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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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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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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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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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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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FARMER FALGU GOES ON A TRIP by Chitra Soundar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A quiet discovery that home is best. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Falgu, an Indian farmer, is trying to escape his noisy farm. Read full book review >

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LENA'S SLEEP SHEEP by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A lovely 'Going-to-Bed Book' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Lena's parents tuck her into bed, she inadvertently unleashes a bit of ovine chaos by asking them to leave the curtains open so she can see the full moon. Read full book review >

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HELLO, DAY! by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"One hopes there's a companion book for evening just around the corner. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Lobel once again demonstrates that in the hands of a skilled creator, simple is best. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ANTICS by Anita Lobel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A charming and literary frolic through a carnival of letters, descriptive adjectives and critters. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This bright, bold alphabet concept book offers a circus tent of animal favorites dressed in a variety of hats and accessories below a series of agile acrobats contorting their bodies into the shapes of all 26 letters. Read full book review >

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A MOON IN MY TEACUP by Anita Riggio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

A nostalgic re-creation of a visit to grandparents at Christmastime a generation or so ago—with carol-singing on the way, the smell of cookies in the ample Victorian home, and tea with biscotti. Read full book review >