Search Results: "Sanjay Basu"


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THE BODY ECONOMIC by David Stuckler
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"A dramatic study emphasizing some of the combined consequences of ideological obsessions and bureaucratic thoughtlessness."
How budget-cutting responses to recession produce increases in death rates and epidemiclike breakdowns in public health. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW EMPEROR'S CURE by Kunal Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Fortunately, it's the readers who win."
This richly painted literary novel brings a Portuguese doctor to 19th-century China to find a cure for syphilis. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURIST by Kunal Basu
Released: July 1, 2004

"Brilliant work, from one of the finest new novelists at work today."
A most unusual portrait of the artist gradually takes shape in this Anglo-Indian author's limpid second novel (after The Opium Clerk, 2003). Read full book review >

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THE OPIUM CLERK by Kunal Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Superbly researched, quite beautifully written: a formidable first novel."
The complex effects of the Eastern opium trade on three generations of an embattled Anglo-Indian "family"—all painstakingly traced in this elegant first novel. Read full book review >

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TRANSPLANTED MAN by Sanjay Nigam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A good read, with interesting and credible characters working their way through the chaos of modern hospital life."
A sort of curried Scrubs, in which physician/novelist Nigam (The Snake Charmer, 1998) takes us on Grand Rounds through a New York City hospital staffed largely by Indian expatriates. Read full book review >

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THE SUPER DUPER POWER PRINCESS HEROES by Sanjay Nambiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This well-intentioned offering is ultimately too poorly executed to successfully convey its message of female empowerment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This attempt at girl power goes very wrong. Read full book review >

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THE WINDFALL by Diksha Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"The humor seems strained in this comedy of errors, manners, and money."
A middle-aged Delhi couple find themselves suddenly wealthy. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA & ABDUL  by Shrabani  Basu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"King Edward's success in repressing stories of one of Queen Victoria's advisers has now been overturned with solid research and crisp, clear writing."
The story of the Indian man who took the place of John Brown in Queen Victoria's life and heart. Read full book review >

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THE STARS CAN WAIT by Jay Basu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2002

"So much here feels forced and improbable that it's difficult to properly credit the delicacy with which the scenes have been shaped and rendered. Basu is a real stylist, but has yet to prove himself a novelist."
A first-time author's impressive lyric gift graces—but isn't enough to save—this simultaneously underimagined and overplotted debut set in a mining village in occupied Poland during WWII.. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A mix of inspiring and familiar advice about taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle."
A business-minded doctor prescribes a whirlwind of advice in his comprehensive debut guide to health and well-being. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF WATER by Sanjay Bahadur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2009

"Long-listed for the 2007 Man Asian Prize, this revealing, moving and well-written debut offers a dramatic, engaging lens through which to view an endlessly complex country."
A former director at the Indian Ministry of Coal explores the effects of a mine collapse from three different perspectives: the coal miners, their families and the mine officials. Read full book review >

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MERGER by Sanjay Sanghoee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2005

"And an end, thankfully, to this predictable tale."
A tepid, by-the-numbers thriller set in the world of Enron and WorldCom. Read full book review >