Search Results: "Ram Dass"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Occasionally repetitive and simplistic but nonetheless a warmhearted and genuinely inspiring introduction to compassion as a way of life."
The freewheeling author of the pop spiritual classic Be Here Now teams with fellow Hindu devotee Bush to guide inexperienced Americans on to the path of compassionate action—offering his own spiritual autobiography as testimony to the transforming power of love and social action. Read full book review >

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RAM WITH RED HORNS by Rhys Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 1997

"Despite a surprisingly abrupt ending, and inconclusive internal evidence suggesting Davies may have left the novel unfinished, this is a vivid and unusual story—and a fine introduction, as it happens, to the work of a very substantial writer."
The final work, unpublished and in fact undiscovered until after his death, of a superb Welsh writer (190378) known for his novels (The Withered Root, 1927), colorful autobiography (Print of a Hare's Foot, 1969), and stories (The Chosen One, 1967). Read full book review >

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THE RAM OF GOD by John B. Keane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Keane, an Irish storyteller in the best tradition (The Bodhran Makers, 1992, etc.), scants the blarney to tell a tale that resonates with truth and with compassion for a people trapped by poverty—both spiritual and temporal."
Playwright-novelist Keane movingly evokes the pervasive pettiness and prejudice of Irish rural life, blighting dreams and love, in the story of a young man who's destined for the priesthood but is nearly destroyed by gossip, family greed, and his own stubbornness. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2006

"A graceful and artistic biblical portrayal to be read aloud throughout the year. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Working from Midrash or legend based on the Old Testament, Gerstein tells the story of the white ram, created by God on the sixth day, with a mission to save the life of Abraham's son, Isaac, at the sacrificial altar. Read full book review >

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ON RAM¢N'S FARM by Campbell Geeslin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Earth-toned folk-art illustrations are friendly and funny, a warm match for Ramón, who turns the routine of everyday tasks into his own personal fiesta. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
Easy-to-read vignettes revisit the style and theme of Rosa's magical encounters with animals in Geeslin's In Rosa's Mexico (1996, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1988

"A cumbersome snarl of names, places and plot twists will daunt some; but, on the whole, this mix of colorful characters, thrill-a-minute intrigues and 15th-century scenery makes rich fare for genre fans."
Book Two of Dunnett's series begun with Niccolo Rising (1986); here, it's 1461 and Nicholas (also Niccolo), our 19-year-old entrepreneur—the self-made former apprentice of Book One—sets sail from Italy for an exotic hotbed of East-West trade. Read full book review >

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Tell My Dad by Ram Muthiah
FICTION & LITERATURE

"It's hard not to root for a protagonist ridding the world of scum, even if he's a merciless killer."
A vigilante patrols the San Francisco Bay Area looking to stop pedophiles and other criminals from kidnapping or hurting any more young girls in Muthiah's debut thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLOBAL TILT by Ram Charan
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A thought-provoking presentation about already discernible global trends."
Business consultant Charan (The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers, 2011, etc.) offers his view of where the world economy is headed in the next 20 years, along with his prescriptions for success. Read full book review >

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A GAME FOR THE LIVING by Patricia Highsmith
Released: Nov. 26, 1958

"Atmospheric to eccentric touches produce a heavy chiaroscuro of crime and recrimination but do not substitute for the genuine originality of the earlier books."
.... at which nobody can win, begins with the mutilation and murder of Lelia, an artist, and her lovers- Theodore Schiebelhut and Ramon- also friends- share the suspicion of the Mexican policia. Read full book review >

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Q&A by Vikas Swarup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Indian diplomat and first-novelist Swarup uses a heavy-handed formula to frame a high-concept retelling of good vanquishing evil in the age of reality TV. It's too pat to be profound, but clever and fun all the same."
A cheery picaresque in which an orphaned, ill-educated boy abandoned to hardscrabble existence in the teeming slums of Dharavi, India, wins a billion rupees on a nationally televised quiz show—and then is forced to defend himself against charges of cheating. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE IN by Jennifer Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A compassionate story of homelessness and friendship, recycled art and community. (glossary) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In Chandigarh, a town in northern India, is Nek Chand's Rock Garden, a magnificent, 40-acre garden of some 5,000 sculptures made from recycled ceramics, industrial waste, and discarded household scrap—and the real-life inspiration for this historical novel. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE LOVE COMMANDOS by Tarquin Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Once again, India's Most Private Investigator solves his case with panache."
Vish Puri (The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken, 2012, etc.) helps a couple whose mutual affection is thwarted by India's rigid caste system. Read full book review >