Search Results: "Tanuja Desai Hidier"


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BOMBAY BLUES by Tanuja Desai Hidier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Sankalp, a wish: that readers let the poetry and music transport them; it's a journey worth making. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Long awaited, anticipated, likely to be debated: Dimple Lala is back. Read full book review >

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BORN CONFUSED by Tanuja Desai Hidier
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The exuberant, almost psychedelic linguistic riffs will catch readers up in a breathtaking experience that is beyond virtually anything being published for teens today. (Fiction. YA)"
An Indian-American teen experiences a dizzying summer chasing boys, her best friend, and her identity. Read full book review >

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THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS by Kiran Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Less a compelling narrative than a rich stew of ironies and contradictions. Desai's eye for the ridiculous is as keen as ever."
Desai's somber second novel (a marked contrast to her highly acclaimed comic fable Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, 1998) looks at cultural dislocation as experienced by an unhappy Indian ménage. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE by Anita Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"A deft exploration of the limits people place on themselves by trying to cling to the past."
The three protagonists in this trio of novellas struggle with fulfilling their desires while life in modern India speeds past them. Read full book review >

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THE ZIGZAG WAY by Anita Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Sensitive proof that understanding lies as much in the details as in the broad strokes."
Again, Desai explores cultural fault lines as she describes a young American's experiences in Mexico. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND DUST by Anita Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2000

"A quiet but deeply satisfying collection from the distinguished author and Booker finalist (i>Fasting, Feasting, not reviewed, etc.)."
Nine short fictions luminously detailing events that lead characters to irrevocably cross the invisible line separating their pasts from new experiences, new insights, even new existences. Read full book review >

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Trio by Boman Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2015

"A riveting dramatization of musical history."
A novel that explores the complex relationships among classical composers Johannes Brahms and Robert Schumann and the latter's pianist/composer wife, Clara. Read full book review >

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Good Americans by Tejas Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"Difficult subjects portrayed for readers who want to be challenged as well as entertained."
This "found" short story collection takes an unabashed look at life in America through a variety of unfortunate eyes. Read full book review >

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HULLABALOO IN THE GUAVA ORCHARD by Kiran Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"It's a pleasure to report that this particular fruit of a distinguished literary lineage, having fallen rather far from the tree, is producing bountiful and delicious results. (First printing of 50,000, author tour)"
This enchanting first novel, set in the Indian village of Shakhot, details the agreeable chaos that ensues from its underachieving protagonist's decision to abandon the workaday world and live in a tree. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO ITHACA by Anita Desai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A splendidly nuanced evocation, never credulous or dismissive of those impelled to go on pilgrimage: Pilgrim's Progress updated and uprooted, but still as compelling."
With just the right blend of empathy and intelligence, Desai (Baumgartner's Bombay, 1989) explores the West's long fascination with Indian spirituality via the story of a European couple who, like so many in the '70s, sought enlightenment in the subcontinent. Read full book review >

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BAUMGARTNER'S BOMBAY by Anita Desai
Released: March 15, 1989

In her ninth novel, Indian writer Desai (Clear Light of Day, In Custody), whose mother was German and father Indian, explores the troubled life of a German Jew who flees the Holocaust by going to India. Read full book review >

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Released: July 15, 2013

"Of limited interest to the general audience, but likely to be found indispensable by readers embarking on the arduous process of applying to medical school."
Co-authored by two doctors, one of whom serves on the admissions committee at Baylor College of Medicine, this book is a guide to excelling in the medical school interview. Read full book review >