Search Results: "Manu"


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 >

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

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 >

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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 >

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UNTIL THE DAY ARRIVES by Ana Maria Machado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Despite awkward moments, the tale offers vivid descriptions, an intriguing plot and a setting not often seen in North American literature for children. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
In the early 17th century, two hauntingly plague-orphaned Portuguese siblings flee their village for Lisbon, only to encounter more vicissitudes before reaching a safer haven in Brazil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Seasoned with wit, though, it has legs enough for enthusiasts who may be thrilled to learn that there's actually a Grenache Blanc. (Map and line drawings)"
An Englishman crosses the Channel to spend a year in the vineyards of France. Overcoming the traditional Briton's bewilderment at sunshine, he learns a bit about the quaint locals and an awful lot about oenology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A witty, compassionate read from a thoughtful author."
A mature, thoughtful perspective on American warfare in the 21st century and a detailed explanation of the advantages and drawbacks of Transcendental Meditation. Read full book review >