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Lost light

Michael Connelly
Hachette, 2012, pp 341, 350
In the case regarding the murder of a production
assistant during a film set robbery, the LAPD concludes that the stolen money could be used to finance a terrorist camp. Bosch decides to investigate but falls foul of both of his old colleagues and the FBI. And then, someone from his past turns his world
upside down...

The dream of the celt


Mario Vargas Llosa
Penguin, 2012, pp 404, 499
Roger Casement awaits the hangman in Pentonville Prison. Dublin lies in ruins after the Easter Rising. Casement has attempted to raise an Irish brigade to fight alongside Germans against the British Empire. His petition for clemency is threatened by the contents of his private diary and his secret life as a gay man.

Of birds and birdsong

M Krishnan, edited by Shanthi and Ashish Chandola
Aleph, 2012, pp 328, 595
India is home to over 1,000 species of birds ranging from glittering sunbirds, peacocks and pheasants to  crows, sparrows and pigeons and to those that are rare and threatened like the Indian Bustard. In this book, many of them are brought to vivid life by one of the country’s greatest naturalists and nature
writers.

Sarojini naidu: her way with words

Edited by Mushirul Hasan
Niyogi Books, 2012, pp 158, 395
Freedom and a fresh outlook gave Sarojini Naidu the insight to see the significance of compositeness in Indian history. Increasingly involved in the freedom struggle, Sarojini Naidu became a prized trophy of the Congress. She projected the modern face of Indian womanhood — confident, assertive and politically motivated.

The reinventors

Jason Jennings
Penguin, 2012, pp 246, 699
Leadership and management guru Jason Jennings and his team screened 22,000 companies around the world that had been cited as great examples of reinvention. The results of their research and the insights they gained became Jennings’s reinvention rules for any business. This book is a road map to pursuing continuous change.

Let her rest now

Vijay Nair
Hachette, 2012, pp 236, 295
Neha is convinced it was her mother’s scheming ways that brought about her own death. When Samir, her friend, is implicated in the murder of his lover’s lover, Sujala, Neha can’t shut her mind to the similarity the murder bears with her mother’s own murder. Nor can she deny that she, too, is drawn to the seductive charms of Sujala...
 
I heart new york

Lindsey Kelk
Harper Collins, 2012, pp 307, 299
Fleeing her cheating boyfriend, Angela jumps on a plane to New York. She gets a New York make-over from her new friend Jenny and a tour of the city that never sleeps. She even dates two guys and writes about it in her new blog. It seems like Angela has fallen for the big apple, but does she like New York more than home?

Asura: tale of the vanquished

Anand Neelakantan
Leadstart, 2012, pp 498, 250
Asura is the tale of the vanquished Asura people, a story cherished by the oppressed outcastes of India for years. The time has come for them to speak.

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