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The Girl Who Couldn’t Love

Shinie Antony

Speaking Tiger, 2017, Rs 299, pp 165

A middle-aged spinster, Roo, lives with her mother and teaches English at a local school. Roo is an introvert, cultivates an aloof manner to distance herself from relationships to escape from her childhood memories. She begins an affair with Kumar, a man much younger to her.

The Rohingyas

Azeem Ibrahim

Speaking Tiger, 2017, Rs 599, pp 235

This is a comprehensive book tracing the historicity of the Rohingya community in Myanmar. In the wake of their ethinic cleansing and refugee crisis, it documents the genocide of the Rohingyas and exposes the culpability of the religious groups and the government.

Stuck Like Lint

Shefali Tripathi Mehta

Niyogi Books, 2017, Rs 295, pp 153

Debika is left distressed when her writer Trisha disappears, complaining of writer’s block. Debika is resentful after she finds Trisha’s award-winning collection of stories published. A secret unravels itself in a mysterious way during the course of her reading.
Zanskar to Ziro

Sohini Sen

Niyogi Books, 2017, Rs 995, pp 433

A travel through the female gaze, it is laced with self-deprecating humour and allusions to literature. This is an insight into the coping mechanisms of the women while travelling and being women. A narration on the journey and exploration of cultures.

Indira Chandrasekhar

Harper Collins, 2017, Rs 350, pp 176

This is a collection of 19 short stories about shifting realities, twisted perceptions and live on-the-edge of speculative fiction. These are tales of vulnerabilities and visceral anxieties of the characters.

Chase Your Dreams

Sachin Tendulkar

Hachette, 2017, Rs 299, pp 299

This is a young readers’ edition of Tendulkar’s autobiography Playing it My Way. Coming from a middle-class family, from being a mischievous boy to turning into a cricket legend, this book is insightful, inspiring, and comes with bonus pages in a comic form.

Eight Hours

Upendra Namburi

Westland, 2017, Rs 350, pp 282

Aratrika has eight hours to save her company from bankruptcy. With rivals attempting a hostile takeover, time is running out for her. Weaving her way through a litany of lawyers, politicians, bureaucrats, investors, her dreaded family, and an old flame, Peter, will she win the battle?

The Art of The Good Life

Rolf Dobelli

Sceptre, 2017, Rs 399, pp 260

This book has 52 intellectual shortcuts for wiser thinking and taking better decisions at home and work, on how to live, on what makes one happy, and how one spends their time. The book may not guarantee you a good life, but will give you a better chance at it.
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