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An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

Algonquin, 2018, Rs 1,618, pp 306

Celestial and Roy are newlyweds. She is an artist and he’s a young business executive. Their life is perfect. Until Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not
commit. Meanwhile, Celestial finds comfort in her childhood friend and best man Andre.

Why I stopped wearing socks

Alok Kejriwal

Westland, 2018, Rs 299, pp 192

Detailed with actual stories and memorable anecdotes, this one is an inspiring narrative for young businessmen. It’s the author’s story of starting a business in a brand-new sector. It traces his journey as an aspiring entrepreneur who taps the potential of the internet. 

 

Hostage

Greta Rana

Speaking Tiger, 2018, Rs 350, pp 223

Hari is a boatman living by the banks of Rapti, burdened with debt and responsibility to care for his three children and wife. He takes up a job in the Gulf and manages to do well for himself and the family. When he returns home, he witnesses tension in the country. Will he be able to get to the better future he promised his family?

 

Flirting With Stocks

Anil Lamba

Draw Bridge, 2018, Rs 799, pp 208

This book begins with the basics of how the investment cycle works, and builds up to the nitty-gritties of bulls and bears, mutual funds, kerb trading and share price fixing. It also has case studies on asset bubbles and on how to make money and minimise risks. It’s a guide to the stock market.

 

Love, take two

Saranya Rai

Penguin Books, 2018, Rs 250, pp 231

She is tall, beautiful and one of the leading ladies, while he is goofy. The duo meet on the sets of a period romantic drama, and there’s chemistry, attraction and all of that. Vicky is charming, and Kritika has just had a devastating break-up. Is this a happy ending? 

 

Strike a Blow to Change the World

Eknath Awad, translated by Jerry Pinto

Speaking Tiger, 2018, Rs 399, pp 282

This is an autobiography of Eknath Awad, a Dalit Mang activist from the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Here, he describes his rage against
oppression, and his struggle to overcome caste prejudices as well as poverty to get an education.

 

Dreams Before the Start of Time

Anne Charnock

Westland, 2018, Rs 399, pp 210

Millie and Toni experience the aftershocks of human progress as their children and grandchildren embrace new ways of making babies. When infertility is a thing of the past, a man can create a child without a woman and vice versa. Interesting sci-fi, this one.

 

Indian Nuclear Policy

Harsh V Pant, Yogesh Joshi

Oxford, 2018, Rs 250, pp 208

As the country continues to progress and sees itself as a part of the global nuclear order, the authors make use of declassified documents and interviews to give the reader an insight into Indian nuclear policy. It focuses on how status, domestic politics and security have played a role in shaping its trajectory. 

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