Search Results: "Rahul Bhattacharya"


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THE SLY COMPANY OF PEOPLE WHO CARE by Rahul Bhattacharya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"An exotic locale and lyrical language make for a dazzling debut."
Words as musical notes, a book as symphony—so it is with this debut novel, occasionally rippling with pidgin English and yet always sparkling with literary insights, all set within the landscape of a forgotten corner of South America. Read full book review >

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QUARANTINE by Rahul Mehta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2011

"A rich study of family ties, romantic failings and cultural disconnection told in crisp, clean prose."
Debut short-story collection explores the lives of gay Indian-American men caught between multiple cultures. Read full book review >

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THE PEARLS OF COROMANDEL by Keron Bhattacharya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1996

"Earnest and at times lapsing into clichÇ, but the lucidly detailed history and the unusual lovers, remarkable both for their smarts and their virtues, make for an accomplished debut."
A moving and refreshingly intelligent story of love across the racial divide in the dying days of the Raj, from first-novelist Bhattacharya, Indian-born but living in Britain. Read full book review >

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NO OTHER WORLD by Rahul Mehta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Good, if muffled by an overcomplicated structure and a talky narrator."
Members of an Indian immigrant family in upstate New York struggle with their individual fates and burdens over two decades. Read full book review >

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THE WATCH by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Nizam's mission exposes the contradictions in the American presence in Afghanistan; the Greek connection is hardly necessary."
Pressing parallels to Greek drama, this Indian author's ambitious but poorly structured third novel is about an Afghanistan War episode. Read full book review >

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TAJ MAHAL by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Historical summaries and other notes (including the admission that most of the story is based on legend, since Mughal rulers guarded their privacy), plus a short reading list, cap a story based in history, and as romantic as any in folklore. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Placed over wide, sumptuous carpets of finely detailed golden vines or other motifs and illustrated with accomplished Indian-style miniatures, this lyrical account frames a touching tale of love and loss in magnificent visuals. Read full book review >

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A DISTANT HEART by Sonali Dev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Another beautiful, breathtaking novel from a not-to-be-missed author."
A young Indian woman is finally healthy thanks to a heart transplant, but when she becomes the target of a notorious crime lord, she has to depend on the man she loves to protect her. Read full book review >