Search Results: "Pardu S. Ponnapalli"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 3, 2011

"A stimulating grab bag of outside-the-box—sometimes out-of-left-field—brainstorms."
As advertised, the author weighs in on everything from space travel to litter boxes in this collection of intriguing but often half-baked proposals. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NO END TO THE JOURNEY by S. Shankar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Incremental action, but Shankar has a light touch that proves ultimately moving."
A 65-year-old retiree returns to the Indian village of his youth in this elegiac, ponderous second novel from Shankar (A Map of Where I Live, 1997). Read full book review >

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Andy Lightfoot and the Time Warp by S. Henshon
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"A story held back by a plethora of similarities to the Potter world, though it has plenty of shine on its own."
Henshon's debut novel treads familiar ground, pitting an orphan and two friends against forces beyond their ken. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 11, 2009

"A wonderful, honest compilation of personal experiences for those who may need companionship during their fight with addiction."
The author presents a frank collection of daily readings to serve as a companion guide to 12-step recovery programs. Read full book review >

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INFINITY LOST by S. Harrison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"All setup with no payoff. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A teenage girl's mysterious dreams suggest her past isn't what she remembers. Read full book review >

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Still Standing by S. Foster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"A sometimes-touching recollection that is outclassed by similar efforts in the growing genre of military memoirs."
A memoir about a young soldier's travails. Read full book review >

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A MAP OF WHERE I LIVE by S. Shankar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1997

"The two tales never entirely mesh, and the anger at human perfidy remains curiously muted."
A beautifully rendered if often attenuated first novel about social disintegration in India and in a contemporary Lilliput. Read full book review >

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THE PLUNGE by Sindu S.
Released: Feb. 13, 2013

"Routine in its unfolding and old-fashioned in its portrayals of gender identity."
In her debut literary romance novel, S. relays the story of a vulnerable young woman who indulges in an ongoing affair with a married co-worker. Read full book review >