Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls|A constant companion and a guiding spirit|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, a noblewoman, is with child again. None of her previous pregnancies have borne fruit, and her husband, Richard, is anxious for an heir. Then Fleetwood discovers a hidden doctor’s letter that carries a dire prediction: she will not survive another birth. By chance she meets a midwife named AliceContinue reading “Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls|A constant companion and a guiding spirit|”

Book Review: Left from the Nameless Shop by Adithi Rao

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A boy communes with the gods by talking to a pillar. The ‘hibiscus girl’ has her head in the clouds and feet gently planted in her husband’s home. Two women, married to the same man, find a strange camaraderie binding them together. The whole town gathers to save the friendly neighborhood shopkeeper’sContinue reading “Book Review: Left from the Nameless Shop by Adithi Rao”

Book Review: Roar by Cecilia Ahern

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Have you ever imagined a different life? Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided? Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar? The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make usContinue reading “Book Review: Roar by Cecilia Ahern”

The Binding by Bridget Collins|Missing Memories or a Lifetime of Pain? What will you choose?

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear,Continue reading “The Binding by Bridget Collins|Missing Memories or a Lifetime of Pain? What will you choose?”

The Afflictions by Vikram Paralkar

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Shadowing an elderly librarian on his first day at the great Central Library, Máximo is thrilled to get a peek at the exclusive Encyclopedia of Medicine. It’s a dizzying collection of maladies: an amnesia that causes everyone you’ve ever met to forget you exist, while you remain perfectly, painfully aware of yourContinue reading “The Afflictions by Vikram Paralkar”

New Release Alert: The Forest Of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

HarperCollins is all set to release “The Forest of Enchantments” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Blurb: The Ramayana, one of the world’s greatest epics, is also a tragic love story. In this brilliant retelling, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of the novel: this is Sita’s version. The Forest of Enchantments is also aContinue reading “New Release Alert: The Forest Of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni”

Book Review: Don’t Tell The Governor by Ravi Subramanian

Blurb (as on Goodreads): On 8 November, when the clock strikes 12, your money will be no good. Somewhere on the India-Nepal Border, a car full of passengers swerves off a highway and plunges into a valley, its trunk full of cash. In the UK, a Bollywood starlet wins Big Survivor, the most popular reality TVContinue reading “Book Review: Don’t Tell The Governor by Ravi Subramanian”

Latitudes of Longing by Subhangini Swarup|Book Review|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): ‘Intense, lyrical, and powerful … This is a remarkable debut.’ – Jeet Thayil An astounding exploration of intense longings, Shubhangi Swarup’s novel begins in the depths of the Andaman Sea, and follows geological and emotional faultlines through the Irrawaddy delta and the tourist-trap of Thamel, to end amidst the highest glaciers andContinue reading “Latitudes of Longing by Subhangini Swarup|Book Review|”

Book Review: Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy|A book that leaves a distinct taste behind|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A startlingly beautiful debut, Half Gods brings together the exiled, the disappeared, the seekers. Following the fractured origins and destines of two brothers named after demigods from the ancient epic the Mahabharata, we meet a family struggling with the reverberations of the past in their lives. These ten interlinked stories redraw theContinue reading “Book Review: Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy|A book that leaves a distinct taste behind|”

Book Review: The Other Woman by Daniel Silva |A Spy Thriller|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): She was his best-kept secret … In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is theContinue reading “Book Review: The Other Woman by Daniel Silva |A Spy Thriller|”