Search Results: "Siddharth Kara"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Fueled by the author's outrage, the personal passages come alive, but they're buried in a mass of data more suited to an economics textbook."
Corporate executive Kara uses his business background to analyze the global sex-exploitation industry, in an attempt to stir action to eradicate it. Read full book review >

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Kara Richards by C. S. Eubank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2015

"Intrigue abounds, but too much is left to the reader's imagination."
In this fantasy debut, a group of teens prepare for war against the evil magician who killed their parents. Read full book review >

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SIDDHARTH AND RINKI by Addy Farmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A quiet story about immigration that focuses on small but common emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a young boy emigrates from India to Britain, from a sunny, warm place to a grey, wintry place, adjusting can be an enormous problem. Read full book review >

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HAWK MOTHER by Kara  Hagedorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2017

"A well-told personal story with a positive environmental message. (author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this moving true story, zoologist Hagedorn relates the story of her unusual encounter with a wild red-tailed hawk. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING by Kara Cooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Of course, there are still questions ('Certainty plays little role in the history of Hatshepsut'), but Cooney's detective work finally brings out the story of a great woman's reign."
Cooney (Egyptian Art and Architecture/UCLA) re-creates the life of "the first woman to exercise long-term rule over Egypt as a king." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A solid, thoroughly readable guide. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Just about anything teens would want to know about money and finance but didn't know enough to ask. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHEELS ON THE BUS by Kara Kenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"For Play-Doh lovers and little ones who can't get enough of their favorite songs. (Board book. 2-4)"
A favorite kids' song with a Play-Doh twist. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SISTER by Kara Dalkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A readable, engagingly semiserious adventure. (glossary) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Searching for the wandering soul of her beloved sister, Mitsuko enlists the aid of a host of supernatural friends in this colorful fantasy, set in 12th-century Japan. Read full book review >

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CAN'T HELP FALLING by Kara Isaac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Though the romantic sparks never take off, this novel might be worth a try for fans of Narnia and romance."
Isaac (Close to You, 2016) follows up her Tolkien-obsessed debut with a second novel, for fans of C.S. Lewis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIPPING BACK BLUE by Kara Storti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"An emotional and original debut novel that will hook older teen readers and young adults. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen who deals drugs to pay for his twin sister's college tuition is introduced to a mysterious hallucinogen he's never before encountered. Read full book review >

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THE LOST FLAMINGOES OF BOMBAY by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Happily the novel's infectious exuberance compensates for the overwrought prose."
A rambunctious second novel from the award-winning Shanghvi (The Last Song of Dusk, 2004), in which the spectacle of Bombay serves as backdrop for a dizzying plot involving murder, adultery, AIDS, police corruption, bribery, celebrity and the lonely pursuit of high art. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SONG OF DUSK by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Hari Kunzru, et al. need to make room on the podium. Booker judges should pay attention too."
A lively debut gives vivid magical-realist form to the necessity of loving others—and the sorrows to which doing so exposes us. Read full book review >