Book Rack: Titles to consider for your next read

Every Single secret 
Emily Carpenter 
Lake Union, 2019, pp 313, Rs 781
Daphne Amos is emotionally guarded and believes that she’s found a kindred spirit in her fiancé, Heath. They’ve both kept their pasts
hidden from the world, and each other. But Heath’s escalating nightmares begin to strain their relationship.

Girl, stop apologizing
Rachel Hollis
Harper Collins, 2019, pp 216, Rs 499
With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, the author identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviours to adopt,
and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence and believing in yourself.

The Forest of Wool and Steel 
Natsu Miyashita
Doubleday, 2019, pp 224, Rs 374
Set in small-town Japan, this warm and mystical story is for the lucky few who have found their calling — and for the rest who are still searching.
It shows that the road to finding one’s purpose is a winding path, often filled with treacherous doubts and, for those who persevere, astonishing moments of revelation.

Listening to the Animals
Noel  Fitzpatrick
Prapeze, 2019, pp 384, Rs 440
One of the most celebrated vets in the world, the author recounts his extraordinary journey in this memoir. We meet the animals that paved his way,
from calving cows and coralling bullocks to bionic cats and dogs. 

Muhammad Bin Tughlaq 
Anuja Chandramouli
Penguin, 2019, pp 223, Rs 299
When his father dies, Prince Jauna Khan succeeds to the throne of Delhi as Muhammad bin Tughlaq. His reign will prove to be epic and bloody, but unsurpassed in splendour and defeat. In this retelling, Muhammad bin Tughlaq’s life is brought to life to show the man behind the monarch.   

The doctor and the saint
Arundhati Roy  
Penguin, 2019, pp 165, Rs 299
To best understand and address the inequality in India today, the author insists we must examine both the political development and influence of 
M K Gandhi, and why B R Ambedkar’s brilliant challenge to his near-divine status was suppressed by India’s elite.

The miraculous true history of nomi ali
Uzma Aslam Khan
Westland, 2019, pp 372, Rs 699
Nomi and Zee are Local Borns — their father a convict condemned by the British to the Andaman Islands, their mother shipped off with him. And the children have a pet hen and a distracted lover of their parents to shore them up from one day to the next.
In the jail, one prisoner unleashes a unique war.

A roll of the dice 
Mona Dash 
Linen Press, 2019, pp 300, Rs 1,552
A family discovers they have a medical condition written in their genes. A child is born in India with the potentially fatal condition SCID (Severe Combined Immuno-Deficiency), for which there is no treatment in his country. A mother faces an uncertain future with hope. How will her quest for a healthy child end?

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