Search Results: "Pico Iyer"


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ABANDON by Pico Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2003

"A compelling scholarly mystery gives way to a steamy modern-day Persian romance."
A displaced English graduate student pursues ancient manuscripts of Sufi mysticism—and the obscure object of desire who embodies it—in travel writer Iyer's finely wrought and sinuous second novel (after Cuba and the Night, 1995). Read full book review >

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THE MAN WITHIN MY HEAD by Pico Iyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Those unfamiliar with the writings of either Greene or Iyer may have trouble following the thread of this memoir."
Novelist, essayist and travel writer Iyer (The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, 2008, etc.) examines his life through the lens of his lifetime preoccupation with the writing of Graham Greene. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1993

"Economically written yet immensely resonant: a funny, stimulating, eminently humane work, charming and instructive."
As he did in The Lady and the Monk (1991) and Video Night in Kathmandu (1988), Iyer again turns his attention to the quirky and the quixotic, this time in what he calls ``the et ceteras in the list of nations.'' Included in these ``lonely places'' are Iceland, Paraguay, Vietnam, Argentina, and Australia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2000

"An eloquent eulogy for our late millennium's old-world order of provincialism, and a passport to our borderless future."
A delectable smorgasbord of bite-size travel details and large truths that offer a taste of the global world to come. Read full book review >

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CUBA AND THE NIGHT by Pico Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Still, a smart, compelling debut—and a definite airplane read. (Author tour)"
A flawed yet exuberant and sensuous first novel from acclaimed travel writer Iyer (The Lady and the Monk, 1991; Falling Off the Map, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2008

"Nonfiction of the highest caliber: fascinating and thorough, but never sycophantic or overly familiar."
Prolific travel writer, journalist and novelist Iyer (Sun After Dark: Flights Into the Foreign, 2004, etc.) turns his judicious eye on the 14th Dalai Lama, with whom he has been acquainted for more than 30 years. Read full book review >

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SUN AFTER DARK by Pico Iyer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2004

"Goes where most of us will not go and returns with the dire details."
Novelist and travel writer Iyer (The Global Soul, 2000, etc.) visits and attempts to comprehend some of the most remote, romantic, impoverished, and/or legendary places on the globe. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF STILLNESS by Pico Iyer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Rather than reading it quickly and filing it, readers will likely slow down to meet its pace and might continue carrying it around as a reminder."
A brief, spiritually minded book that offers practical wisdom on reducing stress through stillness. Read full book review >

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TROPICAL CLASSICAL by Pico Iyer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 20, 1997

"A pleasing, occasionally sobering, and provocative exploration of the new culture emerging around us and the figures bringing it to life."
CondÇ Nast Traveler contributing editor Iyer submits a disparate collection of meditations that, taken together, offer a fascinating portrait of the turbulent and tentative emergence of a truly global culture. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 1991

"A personal and evocative work filled with much gentle humor, intelligence and insight."
A critically acclaimed young writer with a warm eye for the incongruous (Video Night in Kathmandu, 1988) spends a year in Kyoto, intending to both explore ``the private Japan...the emotional Japan'' and live a life of Thoreauvian simplicity. Read full book review >

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LEAVING PICO by Frank X. Gaspar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1999

"A quiet, dignified, colorful, ethnically rich coming-of-age saga."
A boy grows up fast one summer in the Portuguese part of Provincetown when the world he's known all his life suddenly turns upside down: a sensitive, partly autobiographical first novel from poet Gaspar. Read full book review >

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PICO THE GNOME by Martina Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A lightweight addition to the horde of suggested bully-countering strategies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A happy gnome saves the forest from a rampaging giant by holding out the hand of friendship. Read full book review >