Search Results: "Raj Patel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A pleasing invitation to act on our most benign impulses to create a sustainable future."
A social scientist and activist makes a case for setting limits on our free-market society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 26, 2011

"An enthused, accessible argument for and explanation of the benefits of eating a healthy Indian diet, complete with recipes for the seasoned Indian cook."
Can a healthy Indian diet help prevent heart disease, diabetes and cancer? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER by Shobhna Patel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A pretty showcase for the artist but, considering the plethora of other renditions available, unsuited as preparation for attending a performance, a self-contained tale, or even, without some finagling, exhibition. (Pop-up picture book. 6-8)"
Parades of graceful dancers in and between intricately cut pop-up scenes decorate a slimmed-down version of the ever popular Christmas ballet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2015

"A well-written, cogent, and concise argument that demonstrates ways to cope with the changing marketing landscape."
A longtime marketing practitioner challenges his colleagues to adjust to a new economy in this nonfiction book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

On Its Own by Swa Raj
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2014

"A thoughtful, if messy, mystery."
Raj's debut thriller explores the nature of religion and fanaticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORALIS ALEAM by Priyesh Patel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"A keen labyrinthine plot sprinkled with moments of intrigue and humor."
The CIA's search for a mysterious, untraceable company blamed for the world's unstable economy unravels a decadeslong string of conspiracies in this debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Paperboy's Fable by Deep Patel
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A finely crafted business fable steeped in meaning; made all the more remarkable by the author's youth."
A parable reveals several business truths through the eyes of an enterprising paperboy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEATIME FOR THE FIREFLY by Shona Patel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A lyrical novel that touches on themes both huge and intimate and, like Layla, is so quietly bold that we might miss its strength if we fail to pay attention."
In the mid-1940s, an unconventional young Indian woman manages to defy the odds and her own inauspicious legacy to marry the man of her dreams, then must adjust to life in a remote tea garden amid the nationalistic, racial and religious discord of the times. Read full book review >

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JAYA AND RASA by Sonia Patel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Nevertheless, Patel has written a book so intense and messy that it may just reflect real life in a way that neither fairy-tale endings nor outright tragedies can do. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Rasa and Jaya live totally different lives in Hawaii, each struggling to find themselves when they find each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Offers a worthwhile look into the burgeoning interfaith youth movement."
Intriguing memoir by an American Muslim of Indian descent who discovered a calling to interfaith work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLAME TREE ROAD by Shona Patel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A lightly flawed but still mesmerizing look at a complex society in flux and one man's attempts to effect change."
After his father dies, a clever young Indian boy watches as his mother is shunned by their family and society, so when he's offered an education through his father's company, he jumps at the chance, then tries to change the plight of women in his country. Read full book review >