Search Results: "Mary Anne Mohanraj"


BOOK REVIEW

AQUA EROTICA by Mary Anne Mohanraj
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Hot and wet—also extremely well crafted."
It would have to be a very steamy bath indeed to match the temperature of the best stories collected here, which use the unifying metaphor of water to ring some sexy changes on the usual tanglings of orifices and organs. Read full book review >

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BODIES IN MOTION by Mary Anne Mohanraj
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Intricately interwoven stories featuring sensual language and surprising sexual twists."
Twenty stories span most of the 20th century and several Sri Lankan families, emphasizing the pangs of exile and the wrench of breaking with tradition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Clear-eyed reporting and graceful prose in a highly readable—and sobering—work of political geography for policymakers and anyone concerned by the risks of an uncertain future."
Pakistan is a terrorist haven, a nest of corruption, a tinhorn dictatorship—and, writes New Yorker correspondent and long-time Pakistan resident Weaver, a supposed friend whose future is of great strategic importance to the US. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"A lackluster contribution to the literature of female empowerment. (40 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This concise overview and defense of women's fury and its constructive potential is a rehash of feminist writings of the past two decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Her prognosis is essentially gloomy: the increasingly violent Kulturkampf between secular modernists and fundamentalist Muslims likely will continue, with the latter appearing well on their way to gaining the upper hand."
Forget the Arab-Israeli conflict, which, suggests this book, appears almost a sideshow compared to the protracted, bitter intra-Egyptian struggle between secular, pro-Western modernists and fundamentalist Muslims who are battling them to create a state governed by the Shariah (Islamic law). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1993

"A riveting portrait of the endemic brutality and heartbreaking beauty that is the compelling paradox of contemporary Africa. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Fitzgerald—born in Africa but now living in Britain—makes her American debut with this sometimes offbeat yet still wrenching account of the many pestilences ravaging Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CORDELIA SQUAD by Mary Anne Kelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Lots of family bickering around the extended dinner table, adolescent temper tantrums, and divorced-wives' angst—but not much mystery."
Much gooey romance and a spark or two of arson befall newly divorced Claire Breslinsky (Keeper of the Mill, 1995, etc.) when she moves herself and her two teenagers, Anthony and Tree, into a mansion much in need of renovation in Richmond Hill, Queens, within shouting distance of her take-charge mom, her retired pop, and her sisters Zinnie, a cop, and Carmela, a sarcastic part-time beauty writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

THE LEAP YEARSWomen Reflect on Change, Loss, and LoveMaier, Mary Anne & Joan Shaddox Isom—Eds. Read full book review >

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THE GUPPIES OF HILLY DALE HOUSE by Anne Baird
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"An appealing, useful book. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Five half-pint realistic stories about a day-care group (the ``Guppies''), each genial episode making its small, wholesome point via demonstration: the toddler who naps in the morning is the only one who's wide awake at lunchtime; an inchworm is fun to hold, but will be happiest outside. Read full book review >

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KEEPER OF THE MILL by Mary Anne Kelly
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"A jumbled story with pretentious overtones."
Fortyish photographer Claire Breslinsky (Foxglove, 1992, etc.) lives in Queens with hard-drinking, underemployed husband Johnnie and two children. Read full book review >

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PACK UP THE MOON by Mary Anne Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"The self-indulgent, unedited ramblings of an unpersuasive narrator."
A romance novel recalling the early years of Claire Breslinsky, heroine of Kelly's mysteries (The Cordelia Squad, 2003, etc.), spent as a model in Europe and overland traveler to India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"There's plenty here for scholars and fans; this edition should not be relegated to the reference shelves. (b&w photos and reproductions) (Fiction. 11+)"
Anne certainly merits the comprehensive, scholarly study demonstrated in the annotated margins, footnotes, critical essays, asides, and appendices that accompany the original text of Anne of Green Gables. Read full book review >