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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >