Search Results: "Chandra Cox"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS MAKES ME THINK by Tony Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"In her publishing debut, Cox provides bright, mixed-media collage illustrations in attractive double-page spreads, but cheery art never saves a dreary story. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Medina (DeShawn Days, p. 868, etc.) offers a misguided Christmas story that is an obvious message to young readers: stop being so materialistic and share the wealth, and go vegetarian while you're at it. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AMOS by Deborah Chandra
Released: March 4, 1999

"The partly rhymed text, with featured uppercase and lowercase letters in boldface, creates an evocative rhythm to underscore the playful pretend outing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Soft colors and small, rounded figures in Narahashi's paintings add extra appeal to this alphabetic horsey ride. Read full book review >

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ON BORROWED WINGS by Chandra Prasad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2007

"A sincere, though not wholly believable debut."
Adele Pietra enters Yale, pulls pranks and joins the fencing team, all years before women are admitted to the university. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED REFUGE by Chandra Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Manning conveys in gritty detail the fraught alliance between refugees and their military protectors."
A history of slaves who took refuge with the Union Army on their journey to freedom. Read full book review >

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GEEK SUBLIME by Vikram Chandra
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An engaging exercise in interdisciplinary thought, both elegant and eloquent. Besides, who can resist a text that works karma, Marcel Duchamp and iterative programming into a single thought?"
A fruitful exploration of computer-age aesthetics, when artists are making use of programming even as programmers consider themselves artists. Read full book review >

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CHOSEN by Chandra Hoffman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Despite a distressing number of dangling modifiers and comma splices, a heartfelt story well told."
Gripping tale of an open adoption that spurs a kidnapping, from debut novelist Hoffman. Read full book review >

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RED EARTH AND POURING RAIN by Vikram Chandra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"Still: a richly textured and engrossing debut. (Author tour)"
Everyone has a story to tell in this impressive debut from Bombay-bred, Houston-based Chandra: a wide-ranging, often riveting patchwork of India's past and present and the clash of cultures in colonial and post-colonial times. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2007

"Convincing and eloquent."
An examination of Civil War soldiers' attitudes on race and slavery. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND LONGING IN BOMBAY by Vikram Chandra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1997

"A brilliant work, equally effective in its radiant separate parts and as a pleasingly complex and highly original construction."
Five ingeniously linked long stories by the young Indian-born author whose impressive fictional debut was the magical-realist Red Earth and Pouring Rain (1995). Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, MONSTER? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An interchangeable knockoff but still tailor-made to spark bursts of delighted nighttime screaming. (Novelty/picture book. 4-7)"
In a barely disguised remake of Is That You, Wolf? (2012), intrepid readers are invited to stick their hands into a series of pockets…and feel what lies within. Read full book review >

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IS THAT YOU, ALIEN? by Steve Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A labored effort to squeeze a little more juice from a once-fresh gimmick. (Novelty. 5-7)"
Intrepid readers who don't mind slipping their hands into places without looking will get what they deserve from this backyard hunt for aliens. Read full book review >