Book Rack Nov 12

Book Rack Nov 12

There's a Carnival Today

Indra Bahadur Rai

Speaking Tiger, 2017, Rs 350, pp 236

Set in Darjeeling in the 1950s, Janak, a prominent businessman and a local leader, is facing professional, political and moral ruin. The novel is a panoramic view of post-independent Darjeeling. It treads along the lines of identity politics & attitudes in the region.

 

The Little Big Things

Henry Fraser

Seven Dials, 2017, Rs 299, pp 159

Henry Fraser, who was a rugby player in school, met with an accident at 17 that left him paralysed from shoulders down. Here, he narrates the accident and recovery. A tale of struggle and finding the positive in the face of despair.

 

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

Ruth Emmie Lang

St Martin's Press, 2017, Rs 1,197, pp 352

Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn't like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day, he realised just how different he actually was.

 

The Inheritors

Sonu Bhasin

Penguin, 2017, Rs 299, pp 304

This peeks into the behind-the-scenes of businesses that are inherited by the heirs. It offers multiple examples of high-profile companies like Marico, Dabur and others. Discussed here are culture, family, politics and ego battles.

 

Knee Jerks & Gallop Rhythms

Eva Bell

Book Solutions, 2017, Rs 200, pp 171

This is a collection of 13 short stories ­ ­- from human experience in hospitals, the emotional distress, to the healing process that begins in the mind. The stories are situated in the writer's professional experience and understanding of patients, and give an insight into human emotions.

Money

Rob Moore

John Murray Learning, 2017, Rs 499, pp 399

In a world that revolves around money, one feels the gap between the money that one earns and the money that one needs to live life. It becomes important to manage wealth and close the gap, and track the success one wants. This book explains the rules of the money game and helps in money management.

 

Nevermoor

Jessica Townsend

Orion, 2017, Rs 399, pp 374

Morrigan Crow is cursed; she is blamed for all the bad luck in the world. Also, destined to die on her   11th birthday, she is given a chance to join the Wundrous Society - a place of magic and protection. She must pass four trials to gain her place here; will she succeed?

Smritichitre

Lakshmibai Tilak, translated
by Shanta Gokhale

Speaking Tiger, 2017, Rs 650, pp 520

In her memoir, the author candidly describes her complex relationship with her husband and their struggles as a couple involved in social welfare and community service. First published in 1934, this is a classic.

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