Search Results: "Lakshmi Ramakrishnan Iyer"


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REPLAY by Marc Levy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"An eerie premise, indeed, but this murky thriller can't quite stick the landing."
An existential thriller, translated from the French, about a New York Times reporter with one hell of a deadline. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT WE ATE by Padma Lakshmi
Released: March 8, 2016

"An intimate, revealing portrait, far different from the woman blazoned in the tabloids."
In an absorbing memoir, Lakshmi (Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day, 2007, etc.), host of Top Chef, cookbook author, fashion columnist, and coveted supermodel, focuses more on love and many wrenching losses than on glamour and glitter. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1993

"Economically written yet immensely resonant: a funny, stimulating, eminently humane work, charming and instructive."
As he did in The Lady and the Monk (1991) and Video Night in Kathmandu (1988), Iyer again turns his attention to the quirky and the quixotic, this time in what he calls ``the et ceteras in the list of nations.'' Included in these ``lonely places'' are Iceland, Paraguay, Vietnam, Argentina, and Australia. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WITHIN MY HEAD by Pico Iyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Those unfamiliar with the writings of either Greene or Iyer may have trouble following the thread of this memoir."
Novelist, essayist and travel writer Iyer (The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, 2008, etc.) examines his life through the lens of his lifetime preoccupation with the writing of Graham Greene. Read full book review >

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CUBA AND THE NIGHT by Pico Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Still, a smart, compelling debut—and a definite airplane read. (Author tour)"
A flawed yet exuberant and sensuous first novel from acclaimed travel writer Iyer (The Lady and the Monk, 1991; Falling Off the Map, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2000

"An eloquent eulogy for our late millennium's old-world order of provincialism, and a passport to our borderless future."
A delectable smorgasbord of bite-size travel details and large truths that offer a taste of the global world to come. Read full book review >

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WITTGENSTEIN JR by Lars Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Pieced together from terse vignettes and enlivened with a liberal scattering of exclamation points, the novel teeters between exaggerated gloom and moments of true tenderness. Existential angst is rarely this entertaining."
An enigmatic young philosophy lecturer infuriates, intrigues and ultimately beguiles his Cambridge University students in this droll love story about logic and learning from Iyer (Philosophy/Newcastle Univ.; Exodus, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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SUN AFTER DARK by Pico Iyer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2004

"Goes where most of us will not go and returns with the dire details."
Novelist and travel writer Iyer (The Global Soul, 2000, etc.) visits and attempts to comprehend some of the most remote, romantic, impoverished, and/or legendary places on the globe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2008

"Nonfiction of the highest caliber: fascinating and thorough, but never sycophantic or overly familiar."
Prolific travel writer, journalist and novelist Iyer (Sun After Dark: Flights Into the Foreign, 2004, etc.) turns his judicious eye on the 14th Dalai Lama, with whom he has been acquainted for more than 30 years. Read full book review >

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THE COLOSSUS by Ranjini Iyer
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"An often imaginative novel with a well-concealed surprise ending."
In Iyer's debut thriller, a young Chicago caterer finds herself in a race to unlock a mysterious code that will reveal the secrets of her deceased father's life's work. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF STILLNESS by Pico Iyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Rather than reading it quickly and filing it, readers will likely slow down to meet its pace and might continue carrying it around as a reminder."
A brief, spiritually minded book that offers practical wisdom on reducing stress through stillness. Read full book review >