Search Results: "Sirish Rao"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD ANIMALS’ FOREST BAND by Sirish Rao
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A highly successful blend of text and illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A delightful adaptation sets the Brothers Grimm's "Bremen Town Musicians" in the Indian countryside. Read full book review >

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THAT’S HOW I SEE THINGS by Sirish Rao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2007

"A richly concise, neatly cerebral little tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An artist's offbeat creativity renders his own brainchildren homeless until he dreams up a solution. Read full book review >

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IN THE DARK by Gita Wolf
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"It's a handsome piece of bookmaking, pleasant to see, touch, even to smell—but with more appeal as an object than for its oft-told contents. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A specialty item, this small import has a neatly hand-lettered text that has been letterpress-printed, alongside two-color silk-screened illustrations, on handmade paper, and packaged in a small pouch of the same material—not tailored to libraries. Read full book review >

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THE EVER AFTER OF ASHWIN RAO by Padma Viswanathan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"This is an accomplished novel, but ironically enough, its successes make it sometimes tough to take."
Viswanathan's (The Toss of a Lemon, 2008) new novel explores both the personal and global aftermaths of a terrorist attack.Read full book review >

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CHAMBERMAID by Saira Rao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Most people have their own boring jobs to worry about without having to read about someone else's—at least Miranda Priestly was fun."
The devil wears judicial robes in this unoriginal law clerking exposé, penned by a former clerk to an appeals judge. Read full book review >

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AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Stunning and relentless."
Rao's debut story collection illuminates how the division of India and Pakistan into two countries violently disrupted the lives of the region's citizens for years. Read full book review >

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IN HANUMAN’S HANDS by Cheeni Rao
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Unraveling through alleyways, crack houses and treatment centers, Rao's story provocatively blurs the lines between myth and reality."
Cultures clash as Hindu gods take center stage against a backdrop of modern American drug addiction. Read full book review >

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CREATURE KEEPERS AND THE HIJACKED HYDRO-HIDE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Steer legendary-monster fans to the Imaginary Veterinary or Cryptid Hunters series for cryptozoological fixes. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Can the Creature Keepers keep the cryptids safe? Read full book review >

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CREATURE KEEPERS AND THE SWINDLED SOIL-SOLES by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An appealing if sometimes structurally shaky celebration of the explorer's spirit. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Creature Keepers return to wrangle the mighty Sasquatch (Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro-Hide, 2014). Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER’S SARI by Sandhya Rao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Nonetheless, readers whose mothers wear saris will find something familiar here and identify with the youngsters pictured, while others may find their interest piqued. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this simple story, minimal text explains what a sari looks like and describes some of the uses to which a child might put it. Read full book review >

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AN INCURABLE INSANITY by Simi K. Rao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"An often intoxicating, if narrowly focused, will-they-or-won't-they tale."
In Rao's debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love. Read full book review >