Search Results: "Manu Joseph"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ILLICIT HAPPINESS OF OTHER PEOPLE by Manu Joseph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"Joseph writes with extraordinary wit, cunning and sympathy about both family relationships and ultimate mysteries."
Ousep Chacko searches for the meaning of the death of his son Unni, who three years earlier had fallen—or perhaps thrown himself?—off a balcony. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


Read the full post >

BLOG POST

JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAUPADI by Saraswati Nagpal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Children who stay with the book will find war, romance, gambling and political intrigue. But the first chapter or two may feel a little too much like a math test. (character guide, family tree) (Graphic classic. 9-14)"
This graphic adaptation of the Mahabharata would be easy to conceptualize as a math problem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"The agenda is never less than obvious, but it's a powerful tale nonetheless. (map, cast list, glossary) (Historical fiction. 15 & up)"
Clearly still aiming to shock, Herbstein recasts but does not tone down his debut novel, originally published for adult audiences as Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE PROMISED LAND by Arthur Flowers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"In the end, it feels more like experimental performance art than biography. (editorial notes) (Graphic biography. 15 & up)"
A new edition of a 2010 graphic telling of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. via Patua scroll paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNIE SULLIVAN AND THE TRIALS OF HELEN KELLER by Joseph Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A visual stunner that covers new ground. (panel discussions, bibliography, suggested reading) (Graphic nonfiction. 10-14)"
The story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan is given new life in an imaginative graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARVIN WANTED MORE! by Joseph Theobald
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"So call this a promising debut, with an underdeveloped storyline. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Like puffy clouds with smiling faces and sticklike legs, sheep gambol merrily upon sunlit green hills—all but Marvin, that is, who resents being slightly smaller and less athletic than average. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOIRBOYS by Joseph Wambaugh
Released: Oct. 29, 1975

"Certainly not for William Holden, possibly for Charles Bronson—a brutal, brutalizing book-a obscenity in a toilet stall, a old centurion's duck soup?"
"You got balls like a elephant and a whang like a ox. . . ." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAIL OF THE DEAD by Joseph Bruchac
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"This second act offering deeper characterization and resonant themes enriches an already compelling tale. (Post-apocalyptic fantasy. 12-18)"
In Volume 2 of this post-apocalyptic series, Lozen leads survivors of the insurrection against Haven's technically augmented human rulers through gemod-infested wilderness to the hidden valley her Apache family once called home—it doesn't go as planned. Read full book review >