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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

THE HEARTBREAKERS by Ali Novak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Fans of boy bands will be on this like tattoos on Harry Styles' chest. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It's been hard for Stella to concentrate on her life since her sister Cara was diagnosed with leukemia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE KITCHEN by Monica Ali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"Flawed but still impressive, the work of a fearless writer determined to challenge herself."
The turbulent, multicultural London backdrop is the same, but the dutiful Muslim wife in transition, who drove the action of Ali's brilliant debut (Brick Lane, 2003, etc.), has been replaced by a very different kind of protagonist: a talented chef in midlife crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUBLIC LIBRARY AND OTHER STORIES by Ali Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Smith's casual, almost conversational style and structure don't produce conventional short stories, but there's an enticing intellect at work, and the accompanying threnody for lost libraries is sadly complementary."
An engaging collection of stories that explore how people are connected by words, ideas, events, and memories and, not coincidentally, how those connections may be lost when public libraries are closed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WITH GLASS FEET by Ali Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"At its best, this strikingly visual novel shrugs off self-consciousness and a sense of strain to become captivatingly ethereal."
Emotional entanglements on a faraway frozen island are shaped by romance and tragedy in a melancholic yet whimsical British debut. Read full book review >