The Man from the Egg
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.