Search Results: "Siddhartha Deb"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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DEB OLIN UNFERTH
by Megan Labrise

Deb Olin Unferth’s quirky-funny-brilliant collection, Wait Till You See Me Dance, features 39 short (and shorter) stories on the absurdity and magnificence of everyday life. And they give the impression—I mean, they at times make you wonder if—they’re directly drawn from her life.

“She doesn’t have any skills,” Unferth writes in “My Daughter Debbie,” a story narrated by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TEN RULES OF BEING A SUPERHERO by Deb Pilutti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"This book is starchier than a superhero story ought to be, but almost everyone will agree with rule 10: '[S]aving the day is more fun with a friend.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are 10 rules of being a superhero, but the second is the most important: "Saving the day is messy." 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 8, 2008

"No source citations, either. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Assuring readers that "you're not the first to have a time out, you're not the worst," Lucke presents 14 of the badly behaved from history—including Cleopatra the "Phighting Pharaoh," Isabella the "Not-So-Clean Queen" (she claimed to have bathed only twice in her life) and the "Armée Brat" Napoleon: "He looked at Germany and said, ‘Mine.' He saw Italy and said, ‘Mine.' " Unfortunately, she wastes her promising premise by skipping over nearly all of the actual details ("In 1717 Bach was given a time out for ‘stubbornness'), and by not checking her facts carefully—no, Rosa Parks did not become an activist after she was arrested, and no, she did not receive the Congressional Medal of Honor (she did win the Congressional Gold Medal). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LUNCH WITCH by Deb Lucke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Truly, far too often school lunch ladies get a bad rap. In this case, it's justified, and stout-stomached readers who have always suspected the truth should enjoy seeing how. (Graphic novel. 9-11)"
A troubled student leads an evil lunch lady astray…at least temporarily. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WOULDN’T SWIM by Deb Lucke
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2008

"A perfect remedy for kids fighting fears—especially those afraid to tackle the deep end. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One hot summer an aquaphobic boy refuses to learn how to swim while his younger sister takes to the water like a fish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >