Search Results: "Meera Nair"


BOOK REVIEW

VIDEO by Meera Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Comparable to Jhumpa Lahiri's Pulitzer-winner, Interpreter of Maladies, and very probably the beginning of a fine career."
A strong sense of character and place, and an impressive variety of themes and tones, distinguish this striking debut collection by a talented Indian-born American writer. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF A QUEEN BEE  by Meera Lester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The second from Lester (A Beeline To Murder, 2016) is long on romance, sweet tips, and honey recipes. There's a thin little mystery, too."
A beekeeper gets a second chance at love and solving a murder. Read full book review >

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THE LILAC HOUSE by Anita Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nair's story may appeal to readers who enjoy novels set in India, but most will want to pass on this overwritten tale.
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Nair's latest novel (Ladies Coupé, 2004, etc.), set in India, traces the intersection of the lives of two individuals undergoing devastating personal tragedies. Read full book review >

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THE VULCAN PRECEPT by Guy Nair
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Despite some murkiness, a thought-provoking action thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats."
Jenny Peters, rookie CIA agent, is ready for her first mission—or is she? Read full book review >

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A HIVE OF HOMICIDES  by Meera Lester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"More moth than bee, Lester's third floats all over the landscape before settling on a target. Interrogations, pie recipes, aphorisms, and disturbingly detailed accounts of bee copulation all vie for the reader's attention."
Trouble swarms around beekeeper Abigail Mackenzie (Murder of a Queen Bee, 2016, etc.) as she tries to discover who shot her faithful friend and her friend's faithless husband. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Promising prescriptions to five of India's baneful environmental cases—right thinking and accusatory in all the right places."
Journalist Subramanian examines a handful of environmental woes besetting India, along with hopeful remedies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BETTER MAN by Anita Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Nair's prose can tend to the purple; her strength lies in gentle, keenly observed comedy rather than tearful melodrama. Overall, a warmly affecting novel whose depiction of small-town life strikes a universal chord."
A tone of wistful melancholy and incidents both droll and poignant characterize this first novel of Indian village life, a story reminiscent of the works of R.K. Narayan. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN by Kamala Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2011

"An Indian-American variation on a stock tearjerker plot, saved by the author's eye for detail."
A preteen girl stumbles across a host of dark family secrets on a visit to her parents' native India. Read full book review >

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LADIES COUPÉ by Anita Nair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"On message, but with refreshing subtlety."
Indian author Nair's first US publication offers a quietly powerful feminist message in the story of a middle-aged spinster, one who finds the courage and support to live independently as she and her fellow passengers on an overnight train share their stories. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF HIDDEN MOTHERS by Meera Syal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Somewhat overpopulated with characters and issues, but ultimately this hefty novel is a well-paced, enjoyable read."
A woman longing for a child jumps headlong into the dramatic world of international surrogacy in Syal's third novel (Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee, 2000, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BEELINE TO MURDER by Meera Lester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A series debut with plenty of tips and recipes and a modest mystery that takes a back seat to the details of the heroine's private life."
A former police officer can't turn down a chance to investigate a murder. Read full book review >