Search Results: "Isa Chandra Moskowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"More than just a niche guide, this mouthwatering collection of desserts will satisfy even the most reluctant reader."
The icons of hip vegan cuisine tackle the heavyweight champ of American dessert: pie. Read full book review >

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INVINCIBLE SUMMER by Hannah Moskowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 19, 2011

"Moskowitz's second novel is more sand-in-shorts-irritating than engaging beach-blanket read, a sad follow-up to her powerful debut, Break (2009). (Fiction. YA)"
Every summer, Chase knows what to expect: time in the sand with his siblings, the company of the girls next door and the occasional fights between his parents. 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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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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A HISTORY OF GLITTER AND BLOOD by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 28, 2015

"In spite of its narrative unevenness, this novel of friendship, love, and fighting for one's beliefs should find a place among fans of the modern fairy story. (Fantasy. 15-18)"
When war broke out a year ago in the fairy city of Ferrum, its inhabitants, except for four young rebellious fairies, fled in search of a safer home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A harsh critic of the forces changing urban life paints a vivid and grim picture of the future of American cities."
A freelance journalist reveals the many evils of gentrification. 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 >

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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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TEETH by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Provocative, unsettling, complex and multilayered. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
In a taut, unusual fable, narrator Rudy's family has moved to a remote island where a rare species of fish has magical healing properties when eaten. Read full book review >

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GONE, GONE, GONE by Hannah Moskowitz
Released: April 17, 2012

"A complete miss from an otherwise solid author. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The Beltway sniper shootings and the attacks of 9/11 become the crucible for this exploration of teenage grief and love. Read full book review >

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PLAIN DOCTORING by Richard Moskowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2013

"An eye-opening but heavy-handed look at the medical profession from a doctor who turned his back on its standard practices."
In an essay collection that's part memoir, part homeopathy textbook, a doctor embraces the ideals of patient-centered treatment and attacks hallmarks of traditional medicine, including vaccination. Read full book review >