Search Results: "M.J. Akbar"


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TINDERBOX by M.J. Akbar
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2012

"Though the chapter on current affairs yields little new insight, Akbar presents a thoughtful historical perspective, rich in detail, research and gloom."
Among the spate of recent books about Pakistan, India Today editorial director Akbar's (Have Pen, Will Travel: Observations of a Globetrotter, 2011, etc.) elegant, probing work exhibits a sympathetic insider's understanding of the complex, evolving relationship between Muslims and Hindus in the area. Read full book review >

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NEHRU by M.J. Akbar
Released: April 14, 1989

An immensely detailed, intelligently organized portrait of the man who, next to Gandhi himself, was the leading architect of Indian independence. Read full book review >

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THE AFGHANS by Nadeem Akbar
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"A moving story of exile and return."
A family scattered by Afghanistan's turmoil struggles to reconnect in Nadeem's affecting debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A calm, spiritual call to a faith 'for all humans, for the world, and for all times.'"
Inspired by his reading of Punjabi mystic poets, Ghulam, in his debut work of nonfiction, takes the broadest possible deistic approach to personal spirituality. Read full book review >

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THE INFIDEL STAIN by M.J. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Lacking the freshness and exoticism of the earlier story, this new Avery and Blake episode offers solid yet wordier, more predictable entertainment."
An unconventional detective duo reunites to solve a series of gory murders in Dickensian London, a city where privilege dwells alongside grievous inequality. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGLER VINE by M.J. Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"Making pleasing use of the developing bromance/adventure formula and a wealth of research, Carter delivers an engaging, skeptical, modern take on empire."
Exotically detailed and sprinkled with derring-do, Carter's historical novel follows an inscrutable old hand and a well-intentioned rookie on a quest that takes them deep into the heart of colonial India. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Sensual, evocative, mysterious and haunting."
Sandrine Salome flees New York and her treacherous husband to find shelter in Paris with her grandmother, but as she settles in and pursues new passions, it's unclear whether she or an infamous ancestral witch is driving the changes. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A suspenseful and enigmatic story, with gripping historical details and the paranormal subtext Rose has become famous for, which will please her many fans."
Jac L'Etoilemythologist, historian and TV host—becomes embroiled in a quest to find a lost potion that might promise immortality, while revisiting a past love and navigating a dangerous mystery. Read full book review >

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SILENT COURT by M.J. Trow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"History buffs amused by the conceit of Marlowe's many professional hats can have the additional fun of pouncing on minor historical anachronisms. For those who aren't ardent fans of the era, however, the latest from Trow (Lestrade and the Ripper, 1999, etc.) might as well be ancient history."
Christopher Marlowe's role in history is rewritten. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A quiet meditation on the great significance of small things."
Genial and sometimes lyrical memoir of a South Dakota girlhood and an East Coast adolescence and adulthood—with Tolstoy and Anna Karenina serving as signposts along the way. Read full book review >

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THE LIBRARY OF LIGHT AND SHADOW by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A sensuous, sumptuous, and spellbinding novel."
An artist with magical gifts is unable to paint after a series of tragedies makes her question her path, but a visit to an ancient French château forces her to re-evaluate everything. Read full book review >