Book Rack-Oct 22

Flying without wings
Rishabh Puri
Harper Collins, 2017, Rs 199, pp 190
Milli’s life has come to a standstill. She works at Chandigarh International Airport while she dreams of the destinations she won’t visit. Karan Singhania is charming and mysterious, with a secret. What is their story? Is there a promise of true love?

My Enemy’s Enemy
Avinash Paliwal
Harper Collins, 2017, Rs 699, pp 381
This is an in-depth analysis of diplomatic relations between India and Afghanistan, based on an extensive study of primary sources – official memoranda, diplomatic correspondence and interviews with the key political actors.

A Hundred Little Flames
Preeti Shenoy
Westland, 2017, Rs 299, pp 359
Ayan, 26, is disappointed when he is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather in a tiny village in Kerala. Without an internet connection in the sleepy village, Ayan is devastated, and soon comes to terms with the hard realities of life and how greed can blind a person.

Bookworms & Jellybellies
Ranjini Rao & Ruchira Ramanujam
Hachette, 2017, Rs 399, pp 130
Food and stories blend here. Delicious recipes based on all-time-favourite children’s stories. Theauthors bring to life the delicacies that we read about as children. The recipes can be easily whipped up in the kitchen. They come with a quirky introduction.

Sourdough
Robin Sloan
MCD, 2017, Rs 1,205, pp 272
Lois codes all day and collapses in the night. When her favourite sandwich shop closes, the owners leave her with the starter for sour bread. Now she must care for a needy colony of microorganisms and bake her own bread. Lois soon discovers a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology.

Paiso
Maya Bathija
Penguin, 2017, Rs 250, pp 210
The Sindhi community is known for its business acumen and resilience. This book traces the journey of five extraordinary Sindhi families who have made it big across the globe. It is essentially a look at the Sindhi way of doing business.

Borderline
Shabri Prasad Singh
Bloomsbury, 2017, Rs 399, pp 237
It is a fictional account of true-life events. The author’s fight with borderline personality disorder is chronicled in the pages. This novel traverses the border between fiction and real-life events.

This is Siachen
Harashal Pushkarna
Uranus Books,  2017, Rs 450, pp 229
Harashal Pushkarna travelled to Siachen to meet the jawans guarding the border. This book is a compilation of his encounter with the jawans and interviews, giving us a peek into their lives and struggles at the world’s highest battlefield.
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