Search Results: "Kazim Ali"


BOOK REVIEW

ABAHN SABANA DAVID by Marguerite Duras
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite some clunky political commentary, a gripping meditation on the nature of fear, silence, and survival."
In English for the first time, a 1970 French novel from prolific experimentalist Duras (The Lover, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >

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L'AMOUR by Marguerite Duras
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"The novel doesn't work well as a stand-alone. And reading the prequel is no guarantee that the reader will get it."
Duras' novel, published in French in 1971, debuts in its English translation (Emily L., 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE MASKS
by Leila Roy

Flannery O’Connor, my favorite author: That’s who I need right now. Flannery would take me away from here and deposit me into her fictitious world crawling with self-righteous saints and larger-than-life misfits. And I’d feel okay there because Flannery took care of things. Justice got served.
Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

Janna Yusuf has had a long-time ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OTTO: THE STORY OF A MIRROR by Ali Bahrampour
ADVENTURE
Released: May 14, 2003

"They'll root for bandy-legged Otto in his yellow-banded derby and giggle over the zany details in the soft-toned watercolor-and-ink drawings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Otto is bored with his job as a mirror who works at Topper's Hat Store reflecting the customers as they try on hats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEVER CHAMELEON by Ali Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An asset in any collection, story-timers will clamor to find the title character in each double-page spread. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The jungle animals, including walking stick, chameleon, parrot, lion, leopard, elephant, crocodile and giraffe, decide to play hide and seek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A painful story smartly told, Benjamin's first solo novel has appeal well beyond a middle school audience. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In middle school, where "Worst Thing" can mean anything from a pimple to public humiliation, Suzy "Zu" Swanson really has a reason to be in crisis: her former best friend has died unexpectedly, and the seventh-grader is literally silenced by grief and confusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISDIRECTED by Ali Berman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A sermon with too little to say. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The new kid at school comes into conflict with the administration's faith-based agenda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IHOP PAPERS by Ali Liebegott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Tender writing about a raw life."
Schoolgirl crush frees a young waitress to escape the 'burbs for San Francisco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOTEL WORLD by Ali Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Long riffs on a theme, presented like a puzzle."
A prizewinner back home, Scotland-born Smith (stories: Like, 1998) offers a verbally high-speed tale of a girl's death that may touch some but will seem mainly airy to others. It was shortlisted for the 2001 Orange Prize—as it is now for the Booker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADRAS ON RAINY DAYS by Samina Ali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"However well intended, overwrought and unconvincing."
A young woman, torn between the certainties of life in India and the potentially liberating challenges of America, undergoes an arranged Islamic marriage—with disastrous results. Read full book review >