Search Results: "Padma Venkatraman"


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A TIME TO DANCE by Padma Venkatraman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"A beautiful integration of art, religion, compassion and connection. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 13-17)"
Flowing free verse tells the story of a teenage dancer in Chennai, India, who loses a leg and re-learns how to dance. Read full book review >

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CLIMBING THE STAIRS by Padma Venkatraman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"A good companion piece to Kashmira Sheth's Keeping Corner (2007). (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A welcome addition to the small but growing body of historical fiction about growing up female in India. Read full book review >

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ISLAND'S END by Padma Venkatraman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Refreshingly hopeful and beautifully written. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In an isolated island culture, a girl guides her people into the future despite encroaching mainland influences. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT WE ATE by Padma Lakshmi
Released: March 8, 2016

"An intimate, revealing portrait, far different from the woman blazoned in the tabloids."
In an absorbing memoir, Lakshmi (Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day, 2007, etc.), host of Top Chef, cookbook author, fashion columnist, and coveted supermodel, focuses more on love and many wrenching losses than on glamour and glitter. Read full book review >

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THE EVER AFTER OF ASHWIN RAO by Padma Viswanathan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"This is an accomplished novel, but ironically enough, its successes make it sometimes tough to take."
Viswanathan's (The Toss of a Lemon, 2008) new novel explores both the personal and global aftermaths of a terrorist attack.Read full book review >

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THE TOSS OF A LEMON by Padma Viswanathan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Of a piece with the recent works of Vikram Seth, and reminiscent at times of García Márquez—altogether a pleasure."
Sprawling, intergenerational novel of life in South India in the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >