Search Results: "Upamanyu Chatterjee"


BOOK REVIEW

ENGLISH, AUGUST by Upamanyu Chatterjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2006

"Excellent stuff. Let's have Chatterjee's other novels, please."
A slacker seeks career success and sexual fulfillment in Chatterjee's 1988 first novel, since proclaimed a contemporary Indian classic. Read full book review >

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A Game of Thieves by Ankita Chatterjee
Released: May 7, 2014

"A classic structure and the power of myth carry this novel, despite its thin plot."
Young authors Ankita Chatterjee (The Magic Key, 2012) and Riya Chatterjee offer a YA novel about four siblings with the power to save the world. Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE LAKES by Amal Chatterjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1999

"One of those rare novels where more would be better than less."
A first novel by a Sri Lankan-born, Indian-educated writer now living in Scotland begins with much promise, but loses steam as obvious, plot-driven events rush an abrupt resolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A report that deserves many readers, about matters that deserve many indictments."
A sordid tale of politics and profiteering, courtesy of the Bush administration and a compliant military. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT-HEADED GOD AND OTHER HINDU TALES by Debjani Chatterjee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A simultaneously published companion, The Adventures of Young Krishna by Diksha Dalal-Clayton, overlaps a bit but seems aimed at older readers. (Mythology/Folklore. 10-12)"
Twelve classical Indian tales, including an affectionate introduction to elephant-headed Ganesh, a wonderfully concise version of the Mahabharata, and the humbling of several proud heroes and demons by the gods. Read full book review >

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LET'S PLAY! by Debjani Chatterjee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"An anthology that's a little off the beaten path, for athletes and poetry lovers alike. (Picture book/poetry. 7-11)"
Sports and games are the stuff of everyday life, and poetry about these topics may appeal to many, both poetry readers and those who usually run far away. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Although the poems vary in quality, and few really stand out, this collection will enliven holiday units and programs in schools, libraries and religious institutions. (Poetry. 6-12)"
With 24 poems—by Neruda, Longfellow, Emerson and Issa, as well as many contemporary children's poets from Britain and the United States—this collection focuses on holidays celebrated in the United Kingdom and the United States. Read full book review >