Search Results: "Sanjay Patel"


BOOK REVIEW

GANESHA'S SWEET TOOTH by Emily  Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A sugarcoated but hardly saccharine introduction to one Hindu myth. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Emphasizing Ganesha's playfulness, this story is a takeoff on one legend about the elephant-headed Hindu god. Read full book review >

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RANI PATEL IN FULL EFFECT by Sonia Patel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A powerfully particular, 100 percent genuine character commands this gutsy debut. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Rani Patel, daughter of Gujarati immigrants, feels isolated for more than one reason on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in 1991. 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 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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A passionate call for nurturing tolerance and diversity."
The furor over the establishment of the "Ground Zero Mosque" underscores this interfaith leader's urgent plea for pluralism. Read full book review >

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 >