Search Results: "Shyam P. Mehta"


BOOK REVIEW

MURDER OF A SEANCE GURU by Shyam P. Mehta
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"Short on mystery, but heightened by an impressive atmosphere and a first-rate inspector."
In Mehta's debut novel, a woman is murdered in the midst of conducting a séance, leaving the police swamped with motives and suspects. Read full book review >

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P by Andrew Lewis Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A writer to watch."
Patterned on Ulysses, crammed with an entire liberal arts education, this debut's vast ambition goes up against Conn's obvious and genuine talent: against all odds, talent wins. Read full book review >

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A VED MEHTA READER by Ved Mehta
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Too many pieces here are too mired in the time when they were written to endure."
paper 0-300-07561-8 Longtime New Yorker writer Mehta (Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker, 1998, etc.) takes on the "awkward task"of selecting pieces representative of his 40-year career. Read full book review >

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WHO P-P-P-PLUGGED ROGER RABBIT? by Gary K. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 1991

"The perfect bookstore browse, though most readers will have had their fill before reaching the register."
Wolf's sequel to Who Censured Roger Rabbit?, the basis for the wildly successful film, presents private eye Eddie Valiant with some conflicting jobs: Roger Rabbit wants him to find out whether Clark Gable's beaten him out for the lead in Gone With the Wind—as well as out of wife Jessica's affections; David Selznick wants him to investigate the theft of a mysterious box from his office (the suspects are the three actors auditioning for Rhett Butler: Gable, Baby Herman, and Roger); Gable wants Eddie to find out who's been planting tabloid stories that say he's gay; and the murder of shadowy toon Kirk Enigman with Eddie's own gun sparks a search for the secret formula for Toon Tonic, which turns people into animated Toons (and vice versa). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF ERNIE P. by Betty Ren Wright
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

Though he remembers Ernie as a minor bully and a major pest (Ernie died in a fall from a slide while he was teasing younger kids), Jeff tries to be tactful when everyone assumes that he's mourning his best friend. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH P. KENNEDY PRESENTS by Cari Beauchamp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"An engrossing, important forgotten chapter in the history of Hollywood and America's premiere political dynasty."
Beauchamp (Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood, 1998, etc.) uncovers the largely untold story of the Kennedy patriarch's adventures in the early days of Hollywood. Read full book review >

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P IS FOR PUMPKIN by Kathy-jo Wargin
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The little girl shown on the jacket is sound asleep with her dog in a pumpkin patch, but the inside spreads are much more lively than the cover illustration indicates. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
The traditional alphabet-book format combines with rhyming couplets that relate Christian concepts to aspects of the fall season. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But the illustrations have enough fanciful glamour on their own to float the show. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fruity artwork in deep color helps put some luster into this agenda-driven story. Read full book review >

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BALONEY (HENRY P.) by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"If only all pedagogy were this much fun. (Picture book. 6-12)"
It's "Permanent Lifelong Detention" for Henry P. Baloney, unless the tardy alien can come up with "one very good and very believable excuse" for Miss Bugscuffle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALMON P. CHASE by John Niven
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"With its thorough research and fine writing, this volume surpasses the high standard Niven set for himself in his biography of Van Buren."
An absorbing political and legal biography of a complicated and important figure of the 19th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

P IS FOR POTTY by Paskwa Mutunga
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"Although potty lit for toddlers is a crowded field, this warm, encouraging entry is a welcome addition."
In this abecedarian book, debut author-illustrator Mutunga offers toddlers and their parents an inviting approach to toilet training. Read full book review >