Search Results: "Gian Sardar"


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YOU WERE HERE by Gian Sardar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An impressive if flawed debut with a touch of the otherworldly."
A woman, haunted by terrible dreams, digs into her grandmother's past, uncovering a tragic love triangle and a stunning crime. Read full book review >

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Sardar by Abdullah Sharif
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2014

"An emotionally arresting, thoughtful account about the soul of Afghanistan."
A memoir of a man who grew up in Afghanistan, left for 30 years and returned to help after the country was ravaged by war. Read full book review >

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PSYCHIC JUNKIE by Sarah Lassez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2006

"Entertaining fluff."
Just when you'd think memoirs couldn't get more self-parodying, a first-time author spills all about her obsession with psychics. Read full book review >

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WRONG TURN by Gian Gentile
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A forcefully presented, corrective analytical approach to today's headline-grabbing orthodoxy."
"The story on which the current practice of [counterinsurgency] depends…is a myth [and] a recipe for perpetual war," insists Gentile (Securing the Snake's Head: The Question of Air Power as a Political Instrument in the Post Cold-War Security Environment, 2012, etc.), a former Iraq War commander and director of the military history program at West Point. Read full book review >

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GRAVE ENDINGS by Rochelle Krich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Molly (Blues in the Night, 2002) keeps getting tangled in plots as threatening as those that confront her sister sleuth Detective Jesse Drake. But if you want a facile tutorial on contemporary females grappling with the orthodox Jewish lifestyle, Molly's your gal."
If your best friend has been a corpse for six years, she can hardly be your maid of honor. Read full book review >

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PARADISE CITY by Lorenzo Carcaterra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Written like a storyboard and riddled with coincidences."
A Neapolitan policeman goes to war in New York with the American branch of his hometown crime family, in the latest from the Law & Order writer/producer (Street Boys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOVE, THE APP by Lowell A. Siff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"Visually distinctive and emotionally atmospheric, but the perfunctory storyline limits its audience appeal. (iPad storybook app. 6-8, adult)"
Sophisticated animation and understated music complement a poignant if truncated tale first published in 1964. Read full book review >