Search Results: "Siddhartha Mukherjee"


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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 >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2013 by Siddhartha Mukherjee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A stimulating compendium."
An anthology of some of the finest writing (if not the best) on science, nature and mathematics from American publications in 2012, selected and edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mukherjee (The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, 2010). 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 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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THE HOLDER OF THE WORLD by Bharati Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"Mukherjee's enormous learnedness here to be worn lightly, and pulls her story along like a merchantman under full sail."
From Mukherjee (The Middleman, 1988; Jasmine, 1989, etc.), the tale of a 17th-century American girl who ends up an emperor's mistress in India. Read full book review >

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A LIFE APART by Neel Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2016

"Consistently confounding expectations, Mukherjee's story of the gathering descent of a solitary soul is both poignant and unsentimental, the work of a notably sophisticated writer."
Historical and contemporary, lit with flashes of magic and violence, this intriguing novel offers multifaceted portraits of India and England as seen from the perspective of a clever, burdened misfit. Read full book review >

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MISS NEW INDIA by Bharati Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2011

"Mukherjee explores Anjali's issues with understanding and sympathy."
A tightly woven narrative about naïvete and personal growth in contemporary India. Read full book review >

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DESIRABLE DAUGHTERS by Bharati Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2002

"A nice hybrid, combining the suspense of a good thriller with the atmosphere and texture of a family epic."
Mukherjee (Leave It to Me, 1997, etc.) offers a striking portrait of three sisters living in two worlds: the traditional Brahmin society of upper-class Calcutta, where they were born, and the secular world of the modern West they moved to as adults. Read full book review >

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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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ACROSS THE MYSTIC SHORE by Suroopa Mukherjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Awkward and unsatisfying."
In her first novel for adults, Indian author Mukherjee (English/Hindu College, Delhi Univ.) explores how the past shapes the present. Read full book review >