Search Results: "Deborah Chandra"


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DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A well-reported, well-written chronicle of a botched criminal investigation and its disturbing aftermath."
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists for the Washington Post document what went wrong during the investigation of the high-profile Chandra Levy case. Read full book review >

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MISS MABEL'S TABLE by Deborah Chandra
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"The recipe—complete with cinnamon and strawberries—sounds yummy and would really work, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a musical cumulation echoing ``The House That Jack Built,'' ingredients for a generous batch of pancakes are assembled on Miss Mabel's table on versos (``...the morning light,/that shines on five eggs, smooth and white,/that wait near the flour (four cups, no more)...''), while Miss Mabel herself, in full-bleed recto paintings, rises before dawn and makes her way, by bike and elevated train, to her eponymous cafÇ. Read full book review >

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WHO COMES? by Deborah Chandra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Although they have plenty of color and breadth, they pale next to Chandra's picturesque text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A suspenseful, mostly rhyming poem about African animals, vivid in its images of the savanna, but even more vivid in the incessant iambs and repetitions that build tension almost to the end of the book before it is dramatically released. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TEETH by Deborah Chandra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2003

Now It Can Be Told: that severe, square-jawed look that the Father of Our Country flashes in his portraits reveals not only strength of character, but also his struggle to hide the fact that he was nearly (entirely, later in life) toothless by keeping a succession of spring-loaded false teeth in place. 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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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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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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SACRED GAMES by Vikram Chandra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"As for Sartaj, Chandra believes he's finished with him. 'I'm hoping we've respectfully said goodbye to each other at the end of Sacred Games,' says Chandra. 'I think I've been writing about him for about ten years now, and that's a lot of time.'"
In Vikram Chandra's stunning new novel, a character from his earlier work of short stories, Love and Longing in Bombay - which Kirkus called a "brilliant work, equally effective in its radiant separate parts and as a pleasingly complex and highly original construction" - makes a star turn: Sartaj Singh, a world-weary policeman stuck wading through the political swamp of the police force. Read full book review >