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This is where I am
Karen Campbell
Bloomsbury, 2013, pp 466, 799

When the Scottish Refugee Council assigns Deborah Maxwell to act as Somali refugee Abdi’s new mentor, the two are drawn into an awkward friendship. They must spend a year together, meeting once a month in a different part of Glasgow. As recently-widowed Deborah opens Abdi’s eyes to her beloved city and its people, he teaches her about the importance of family — and of laying your ghosts to rest.

The secret of leadership
Prakash Iyer
Portfolio Penguin, 2013, pp 250, 299

Bestselling author Prakash Iyer uses simple but powerful anecdotes and parables from all over the world to demonstrate what makes for effective personal and professional leadership. He shows how an instinct to lead can be acquired while flipping burgers at a fast food chain. All of these stories come together in an explosive cocktail to unleash your inner leader.

Silver is for secrets
Laurie Faria Stolarz
Jaico, 2013, pp 227, 199

School is over, and now Stacey, her boyfriend Jacob, and their friends have rented a beach cottage for the summer. But then Stacey has nightmares, warning of forthcoming death, predicting the cruel death of Clara, a mysterious girl with a secret. And now Jacob, the only one who understands Staceys magic, is keeping secrets, too.

How asia works
Joe Studwell
Profile Books, 2013, pp 226, 499

A provocative look at what has worked and what hasn’t in East Asian economics. The book offers an Asia-wide deconstruction of success and failure in economic development. It is a provocative and iconoclastic read for most of the world’s developing countries.

There may be an Asterisk involved
Vedashree Khambete
Hachette, 2013, pp 208, 299

It was an interesting office; most ad agencies are. When you’re building a place for people to sit and think up creative ways to sell toothpaste for twelve hours a day, you try to make it fun.  Ira Bhat, copywriter by day, sleep-deprived copywriter by night, has only one goal: to not go utterly bonkers as she negotiates the perils and pitfalls of a career in advertising.

From Rat race to financial freedom
Manoj Arora
Jaico, 2013, pp 273, 299

Financial freedom is not defined by your net worth or your social status. The secret to financial freedom is learning the basic concepts of planning well and adopting the right attitude.