Search Results: "Sara Khalili"


BOOK REVIEW

CENSORING AN IRANIAN LOVE STORY by Shahriar Mandanipour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2009

"Complex, witty, clever and entertaining."
Mandanipour's first full-length work to appear in English is a postmodern novel complete with running commentary on the fictional narrative and its author's trials. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE SWORD by Shahrnush Parsipur
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Stark and haunting, this book stands as a powerful testament to not only the devastations of an era, but to the integrity and courage of an extraordinary woman."
An acclaimed Iranian novelist's harrowing account of the decade she spent in and out of prisons in post-revolutionary Tehran. Read full book review >

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ALIENS by Jim al-Khalili
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 9, 2017

"An incisive and fun collection packed with mind-expanding ideas about our universe and ourselves."
In a series of 20 essays detailing cutting-edge scientific data and theories, renowned researchers expound on the possibility—or probability?—of extraterrestrial intelligence. Read full book review >

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THE POMEGRANATE LADY AND HER SONS by Goli Taraghi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"The simple diction throughout belies the depth and ambition of this fiction."
An Iranian writer prized internationally and among fellow writers of fiction deserves a wider American readership for this rich, provocative collection of stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"An often-entertaining introduction to basic principles of science and philosophy."
A British physicist looks at some of the enigmatic propositions created by his colleagues over the ages. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

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SISTERHOOD
by Leila Roy

Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with.
One of those things isn’t enough to send you falling through the cracks.
But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle ...

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BOOK REVIEW

LIFE ON THE EDGE by Johnjoe McFadden
NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 2015

"McFadden and Al-Khalili give sure footing to the anything-goes bafflement of quantum theory, making it approachable even for neophytes."
Notes toward an understanding of quantum mechanics' part in biological processes. Read full book review >

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SARA ZARR
by Megan Labrise

When Sara Zarr assessed her storied career in YA fiction (six books, seven years), she noted a trend in upward mobility.

“With each book, the characters got more and more middle- to upper-middle-class, which was not my background,” says Zarr, who grew up in San Francisco and lives in Salt Lake City. “That’s been the story of my life ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BAKE SALE by Sara Varon
by Sara Varon, illustrated by Sara Varon
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"An offbeat story about the sacrifices made for friends, about the very everydayness of such acts and the pitfalls and pleasures in their wake. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Varon returns with another strange and charming graphic work that touches on the theme of her terrific Robot Dreams (2007), namely: how fine friendship can be, and how surely it leads you down a twisty road of joys and melancholy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUMBER GARDEN by Sara Pinto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Not for beginning counters, the fine lines and busy compositions will be most enjoyed by preschoolers—and their grown-ups. (Novelty/picture book. 3-5)"
A sweetly goofy companion to The Alphabet Room (2003) uses the same lift-the-flap format. Read full book review >