Search Results: "Siddhartha Deb"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2011

"With passion and grace, Deb deftly paints a vivid picture of the difficulties and dichotomies facing the people of today's India."
A frank look at modern India, told through the stories of its most hopeful and its most desperate people. Read full book review >

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AN OUTLINE OF THE REPUBLIC by Siddhartha Deb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2005

"A sophisticated adventure novel, restless to break out, yet comfortably couched in its genre."
Second-novelist Deb (The Point of Return, 2003), an author with great craft and potential, ventures into the militant-controlled territories of northeastern India. Read full book review >

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THE POINT OF RETURN by Siddhartha Deb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"Deb's badly organized account suffers from a tangled plot that often seems more meditation than narrative—and ends up as an uncomfortable amalgam of family saga and historical novel."
A rambling debut by Indian-born Deb concerns the troubled recent history of his homeland, seen through the eyes of a young man whose father fled Pakistan as a refugee. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Moving stories of one woman's life that renewed her faith in friendship and in God."
An emotionally charged friendship shared epistolary-style. Read full book review >

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WANTED—DEB OR ALIVE by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2011

"Less a mystery than a buddy adventure, the second in this series will please those enamored of Dainty's disasters, so long as they don't mind the high body count."
Debutante Dainty Prescott (Deb on Arrival—Live at Five, 2010, etc.) goes south of the border. Read full book review >

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DAWN OF THE DEB by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Forget plots and subplots. Moore (Deb on Air—Live At Five, 2013, etc.) has so much going on that readers may have to take notes."
A debutante finds herself responsible for handling a mishmash of potential disasters. Read full book review >

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DEB ON ARRIVAL--LIVE AT FIVE by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2010

"Though Moore (Woman Strangled—News at Ten, 2009, etc.) doesn't write well enough to maintain her heroine's distinctive voice while she juggles her riotously complicated life, it's impossible to not get wrapped up in her debutante's debut."
Introducing Dallas's Debutante Detective Agency, which deals in minor mysteries and major sass. Read full book review >

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DEB ON AIR—LIVE AT FIVE by Laurie Moore
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 17, 2013

"In spite of being saddled with a nightmare family, Dainty performs admirably amid a sea of suspects."
A debutante detective must resolve her boss' troubles to keep her job. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND SQUIRREL ARE FRIENDS...YES, REALLY! by Deb Pilutti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A nifty, expectation-defying read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) "
They might look very different, but Bear and Squirrel are friends. Read full book review >

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THE LAWS OF MEDICINE by Siddhartha Mukherjee
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A splendid exploration of how medicine might be transformed."
Oncologist and Pulitzer Prize winner Mukherjee (Medicine/Columbia Univ.; The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, 2010) skillfully dives into the hidden side of medicine in this elaboration of the author's 18-minute TED talk.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"An inspiring account of a very personal battle against 'the plague of our generation.'"
The story of cancer, as well as a coming-of-age tale of a renowned oncologist. Read full book review >

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THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny."
A panoramic history of the gene and how genetics "resonate[s] far beyond the realms of science." Read full book review >