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The Man from the Egg

Sudha Murty

Penguin, 2017, Rs 250, pp 169

The trinity of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu is the omnipresent trio responsible for the survival of
the human race. They are worshipped all over India. The author weaves tales that transport the reader to a place where animals can fly and reincarnation is real.

 

The Flavour of Spice

Marryam H Reshii

Hachette, 2017, Rs 550, pp 322

This book is a celebration of spices and the ways in which they shape the way we eat. Their origins and evolution into cuisines are also described. Anecdotes by plantation owners and spice merchants, and recipes from chefs and home cooks flavour this book.

 

The Book Hunters of Katpadi

Pradeep Sebastian

Hachette, 2017, Rs 599, pp 418

On a book-collecting trip in Ooty, Kayal stumbles upon a manuscript, long thought to be a myth. Almost simultaneously, a cache of priceless editions that could be from a 300-year-old library is found. It is up to Kayal and her associate  Neelambari to authenticate the finds.

 

Boys of the Dawn

Shivu K, translated by Gubbachchi Satish

Gomini Prakashana, 2017, Rs 99, pp 93

This book is a collection of real stories about newspaper agents and the boys who distribute newspapers to hundreds of houses every morning. It's also about the day-to-day issues regarding newspaper distribution.

 

Mirror, Mirror

Cara Delevingne, Rowan Coleman

Hachette, 2017, Rs 499, pp 358

This is a tale of four misfits: Red, Leo, Rose and Naomi. Each have their own struggles and fears. When Naomi disappears and is found half-dead, the friends find that things are not as they seem, and this is a start of their journey and their battles.

 

Napoleon Hill is on the Air!

Napoleon Hill

Grand Harbour Press, 2017, Rs 199, pp 164

In 1953, the famous motivational speaker Napoleon Hill converted his lifetime of work into   radio broadcasts. In each broadcast, he walks his listeners through one of the five foundations of   success. This book is a compilation of the broadcasts.

 

Artemis

Andy Weir

Del Rey, 2017, Rs 480, pp 320

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

 

The Bhais of Bengaluru

Jyoti Shelar

Penguin, 2017, Rs 299, pp 226

Bengaluru's underworld dates back to the 60s, when Kodigehalli's Mune Gowda was crowned the city's first don. In the 80s and the 90s, more dons emerged. The author captures the dangerous lives of these men who sought to rule the city.

 

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