Search Results: "Poulomi Mukherjee"


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ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES:  RELOADED by Poulomi Mukherjee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A properly melodramatic rendition that doesn't take itself too seriously. (Graphic fiction. 12-14)"
The classic tale is newly dressed up as a graphic novel and transferred to modern Mumbai. Read full book review >

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THE HOLDER OF THE WORLD by Bharati Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"Mukherjee's enormous learnedness here to be worn lightly, and pulls her story along like a merchantman under full sail."
From Mukherjee (The Middleman, 1988; Jasmine, 1989, etc.), the tale of a 17th-century American girl who ends up an emperor's mistress in India. Read full book review >

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THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny."
A panoramic history of the gene and how genetics "resonate[s] far beyond the realms of science." Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A stimulating compendium."
An anthology of some of the finest writing (if not the best) on science, nature and mathematics from American publications in 2012, selected and edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mukherjee (The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, 2010). Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE MYSTIC SHORE by Suroopa Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Awkward and unsatisfying."
In her first novel for adults, Indian author Mukherjee (English/Hindu College, Delhi Univ.) explores how the past shapes the present. Read full book review >

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GEMINI by Sonya Mukherjee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 26, 2016

"Compelling and suspenseful from Page 1; Clara and Hailey pull readers into their unique world and don't let go. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Twins Clara and Hailey, 17, are as close as it gets—conjoined at the lower back, entangled internally, sharing lower body sensations—but each harbors different dreams. Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF OTHERS by Neel Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This is an immensely accomplished, steady-handed achievement, Victorian in its solidity, quietly enthralling in its insightful observation of the ties that bind."
The evolution of an upper-class Bengali family in the late 1960s reflects India's political turbulence in this confidently expansive second novel from Mukherjee (A Life Apart, 2010), which has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.Read full book review >

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THE UNUSUAL DIARY OF DR. M by Sumitra Mukherjee
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"An intriguing, if occasionally uneven, collection of supernatural tales."
In this unusual horror debut, Mukherjee delivers strange, mysterious tales of a British physician's patients. Read full book review >

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THE TREE BRIDE by Bharati Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Still, it's worth the effort. Mukherjee is a potent writer, and her contrasted and conflicting worlds and times seductively draw us in."
A heritage of revenge and violence stalks the protagonist and narrator in Mukherjee's latest, the second of a trilogy (Desirable Daughters, 2002). Read full book review >

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A LIFE APART by Neel Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2016

"Consistently confounding expectations, Mukherjee's story of the gathering descent of a solitary soul is both poignant and unsentimental, the work of a notably sophisticated writer."
Historical and contemporary, lit with flashes of magic and violence, this intriguing novel offers multifaceted portraits of India and England as seen from the perspective of a clever, burdened misfit. Read full book review >

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MISS NEW INDIA by Bharati Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2011

"Mukherjee explores Anjali's issues with understanding and sympathy."
A tightly woven narrative about naïvete and personal growth in contemporary India. Read full book review >

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DESIRABLE DAUGHTERS by Bharati Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2002

"A nice hybrid, combining the suspense of a good thriller with the atmosphere and texture of a family epic."
Mukherjee (Leave It to Me, 1997, etc.) offers a striking portrait of three sisters living in two worlds: the traditional Brahmin society of upper-class Calcutta, where they were born, and the secular world of the modern West they moved to as adults. Read full book review >