Search Results: "Nikhil Singh"


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SALEM BROWNSTONE by John Harris Dunning
FANTASY
Released: July 13, 2010

"Readers who, like Salem, 'love the rum and unusual, the uncanny, the macabre' will find much to appreciate in the artwork; those looking for a plot of similar depth will be disappointed. (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
Part mystery, part horror, this sly, psuedo-Victorian graphic novel is heavy on style but light on plot. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM THE HIMALAYAS by Nikhil Modi
Released: April 25, 2011

"Falls short as a moving novel, but it's enough to satisfy a beginner curious about northern India."
Packed with illuminating history, this fictional travelogue carefully details a colorful family vacation across northern India. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A heartfelt but limited-scope plea for systemic change from a determined gadfly."
A journalist argues that conventional schools are oppressive, anti-democratic, and even harmful to children. Read full book review >

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The Song of a Crooked River by Ajit Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Vast and poetic, a dreamy novel for readers who enjoy contemplation."
Singh's debut novel about one woman's search for answers to the many questions of love and life. Read full book review >

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GHOST, INTERRUPTED by Sonia Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"The supernatural element is neither scary nor believable enough."
In the latest from Singh (Goddess for Hire, 2004, etc.), a young woman with psychic abilities joins forces with an earnest paranormal investigator and a sexy telepath to bust ghosts. Read full book review >

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HOW MAY I HELP YOU? by Deepak Singh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An interesting look at a puzzling society—ours—from the point of view of a sympathetic but not uncritical outsider. Good reading for students of comparative cultures."
An immigrant's thoughtful account of what it means to make a new life in a strange land, in this case the South. Read full book review >

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SONIA GANDHI by Rani Singh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A book of humane scope that reveals an intriguing political history and a life of compassion."
A London journalist presents a biography of one of the world's enigmatic female leaders. Read full book review >

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A Quest for Integrity by Jaswinder Singh
Released: Jan. 27, 2013

"An extended, sometimes labored parable of good and evil on 'the need for transparency in human interactions.'"
Singh's debut novel exposes the conflicting interests and corrupting desires of trade unions during the last three decades of 20th-century India. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1997

"A good overview of one of the great intellectual puzzles of modern history. (photos and line drawings)"
The proof of Fermat's Last Theorem has been called the mathematical event of the century; this popular account puts the discovery in perspective for non-mathematicians. Read full book review >

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BHRIGU MAHESH, PHD: THE RETURN OF DAMAYANTI by Nisha Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2017

"Despite its flaws, this mystery's winsome gumshoe will likely bring readers back for further installments."
An Indian detective looks into an alleged haunting and winds up investigating a murder in Singh's (The Witch of Senduwar, 2016, etc.) mystery.Read full book review >

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Rain & Other Mellow Things by Nisha Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"Flawed but zealous, this thematically strong book of poetry denounces oppression."
A collection of poems cries out against prejudice encountered by immigrants and women. Read full book review >

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DIWALI by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An exceptionally valuable resource. (glossary, references and resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In a change from many of the superficial holiday books available, this sophisticated volume incorporates information about the major Indian religions; Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Diwali traditions; and Indian immigration to the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Read full book review >