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Let it Snow
John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
Penguin, 2013, pp 354,

A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger.
Leading from the top
N Balasubramanian
Random House, 2013, pp 304,

Although corporations have been around for well over half a millennium, corporate governance as a distinctive field of study and specialisation is of relatively recent origin. Professor Balasubramanian explains the three pillars of governance — the shareholders, the board and the executive management, including the dynamics of managing board effectiveness.

After the Deluge
Dominique Varma
Rupa, 2014, pp 306,

Daniel, a French architect, and Nora, his artist girlfriend, enter the world of Nikolai Roerich, the Russian artist who made India his home. Roerich is suspected to have been a double agent for the Americans and the Russians. Nora and Daniel uncover astonishing details of the rivalry between Russia and Britain.

A life in Three Octaves — The Musical Journey of Gangubai Hangal
Deepa Ganesh
Three Essays Collective, 2013, pp 220,

Gangubai was born to a family of traditional musicians in Dharwad and went on to become one of the greatest vocalists of the Hindustani classical music. The book is an account of the life and times of this extraordinary musician who forged the highest form of art through the crucible of her circumstances.

Suite Scarlett
Maureen Johnson
Hot Key Books, 2014, pp 360,

Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel, and Scarlett lives there with her four siblings. When each of the Martins turns 15, they are give charge of a hotel suite. However, Scarlett gets both a room called the Empire Suite, and a permanent guest called Mrs Amberson.

Light of Asia — Indian Silent Cinema 1912-1934
Edited by Suresh Chabria
Niyogi Books, 2013, pp 334,

Light of Asia: Indian Silent Cinema, 1912- 1934 celebrates the centenary of Indian cinema and the release of Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra in 1913. It provides a close-up view of the nascent days of Indian filmmaking and the first steps that led to the crest where the movie industry rests today.

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