Search Results: "Shiva Kumar"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIVA ACCUSED by J.H. Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Unevenly paced and less closely knit than Shiva, but still an atmospheric, engrossing tale. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A tense murder mystery, with a courageous young heroine falsely accused plus a stampede of mammoths and just enough crone's magic to add spice to the solution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"An important testimony that will refute anyone who denies the reality of the Nazi crimes."
A companion volume to the PBS documentary (scheduled for broadcast in May 2000), providing a transcription of 27 videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Read full book review >

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SHIVA DANCING by Bharti Kirchner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 1998

"Danielle Steel does India."
A disappointing first novel by cookbook author Kirchner (The Healthy Cuisine of India, 1992) begins promisingly, but quickly reduces its portrayal of an Indian woman unhappy in America and drawn back toward her native land to melodrama and sentimentality. Read full book review >

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The Eye of Shiva by Alex Lukeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2014

"Boldly embraces its genre and revels in its Hollywood-movie action scenes."
In the latest installment of Lukeman's (The Ajax Protocol, 2014, etc.) action series, a U.S. Black Ops group tries to stop terrorist attacks from inciting a war between India and Pakistan. Read full book review >

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STEALING SHIVA by Kathleen Ortner
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An entertaining, unusual mix of the caper novel with dashes of comedy, romance, and spirituality."
In this comic novel, a young con woman plans to steal from a spiritual community but instead finds herself wanting to join their search for truth. Read full book review >

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SHIVA IN STEEL by Fred Saberhagen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Another yarn about the berserkers, intelligent machines programmed by the vanished Builders to seek out and destroy organic life (Berserker Fury, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MATHEMATICIAN'S SHIVA by Stuart Rojstaczer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An enjoyable debut, the book is distinguished by a fluid, lyrical style that is equally at home with serious and comic matters."
Following the death of his eccentric mother, the famous mathematician Rachela Karnokovitch, a meteorologist must deal with a flock of her colleagues desperate to lay their hands on her rumored masterpiece. Read full book review >

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CROMARTIE V. THE GOD SHIVA by Rumer Godden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A delight for Godden's many followers, one encompassing the experience of the beauties and traditions of India, the richness of its religions, and Godden's own essential dash of gallantry and grand gestures."
About to celebrate her 90th birthday, Godden, author of over 60 books for adults and children, again writes with grace and a cheerfully lilting prose, evoking the mannered high-style of a cultivated English/Indian backwater. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF SHIVA by Manil Suri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A finely conceived, absorbing and powerful book."
A complex parable of unification and division, based on the myth of the god Shiva and his consort Parvati, is subtly constructed in this ambitious successor to Suri's fine first novel, The Death of Vishnu (2001). Read full book review >

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The SHIVA Syndrome by Alan Joshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2015

"Deft dialogue, crisp plotting, and a likable central figure make this multidisciplinary scientific adventure an exuberant and involving read."
A professor and parapsychology researcher discovers a key to mankind's evolution or destruction in this debut thriller. Read full book review >