Search Results: "Rana Dasgupta"


BOOK REVIEW

SOLO by Rana Dasgupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Graceful and unpredictable, a daring and exceptional achievement."
Intricate and imaginative, a remarkable novel of music and science, politics and passion, that bridges history and modern times. Read full book review >

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TOKYO CANCELLED by Rana Dasgupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Pleasantly weird, but not electrifying."
Thirteen travelers stranded in an Asian airport spin 13 fantastical tales to while away the long night. Read full book review >

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CAPITAL by Rana Dasgupta
NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2014

"A sincere, troubling look at India's wrenching social and cultural changes."
Deep, unsettling explorations into a city that has lost its soul, from a British-Indian novelist who has lived in Delhi for more than 10 years. Read full book review >

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CANTA, RANA, CANTA / SING, FROGGIE, SING by Carolyn Dee Flores
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2013

"Lacking humor and absurdity, this story doesn't hold a candle to classics in the same vein, like The Napping House, but could be a useful addition to a bilingual library. (musical score) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Debut illustrator Flores offers a contemporary take on a traditional folk song in both Spanish and English. Read full book review >

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THE ROLLER BIRDS OF RAMPUR by Indi Rana
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Fiction. 14+)"
A rambling, didactic novel about a culturally confused Indian teenager, raised in London, who goes back to her grandparents' farm in Madyha Pradesh to sort out her identity and her future. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2005

"Longer than most picture books, and perhaps too indelicate for read-alouds with younger audiences, this is perfect for second through fifth graders and their sometimes-crude sense of humor. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this amusing, and mildly scatological, pourquoi tale set during the "Spring of Creation," the animals discover a tiny hairless creature they have never seen before—the first human. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN ALLY by Rana Mitter
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An important, well-told tale of China at war."
A retelling of China's war of resistance from 1937 to 1945 against a brutal and murderous Japanese invasion and how that experience helped shape the China of today. Read full book review >

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Released: March 14, 2012

"Subverts expectations with a twisting plot crossing cultural and religious boundaries."
In Rana's debut novel, a reclusive, conservative Islamic leader and family man falls for a vivacious fashion model half his age. Read full book review >

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IN SHOCK by Rana  Awdish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A sobering, well-rendered reality check on the desperate need for advanced training on compassion-centric modes of patient care."
A physician learns firsthand about the adverse aspects of the patient experience through her own catastrophic illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A thorough guide best suited for people working in or responsible for safety and health aspects of these industries, or as a starting point for those wanting to learn more."
In the first of five books in a planned series, a trained occupational physician and retired consultant with the U.K.'s National Health Service uses firsthand accounts to provide an overview of traditional craft industries. Read full book review >