Search Results: "Shoba Narayan"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 22, 2003

"Deficient in the cultural insights that would have enriched the memories."
In a series of color-drenched chapters accompanied by recipes, food and travel writer Narayan recalls growing up in India and studying in the US. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO INDIA by Shoba Narayan
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An uneven memoir by a woman still searching for her true self."
In her new memoir, Narayan (Monsoon Diary, 2004) finds that the concept of "home" can be quite complicated. Read full book review >

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THE GRANDMOTHER'S TALE by R.K. Narayan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Narayan, a Talkative Man himself, writes out of a love of the sound of human voices trying to make sense of the world."
This grouping of stories, most of which were published previously, confirms Indian novelist and short-story writer Narayan (Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories, 1985, etc.) as a writer who views narrative as an infinitely superior form of intelligence to mere reason. Read full book review >

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LOVE, STARS, AND ALL THAT by Kirin Narayan
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Gita can seem a bit too naive, and the conceit overly prolonged, but the rich cultural detail and lively characterization here are fair compensation."
An Indian graduate student looks for Mr. Right on two continents: a gentle satire of romance and academe from first- novelist Narayan. Read full book review >