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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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

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 >

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 >