Search Results: "Shona Patel"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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COUNTING RHYMES by Shona McKellar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Still, an inviting oversize book, with an appealing selection of rhymes. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In the publisher's signature format—color-photo cutouts on white—25 rhymes, all but five traditional, though not all familiar. Read full book review >

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OPERATION MONSOON by Shona Ramaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"American-minded modernity struggles aimlessly against the soul of paradoxical India."
Five novella-ish stories meander ironically through modern Indian subjects. 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 >

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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: 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 >

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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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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 >