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  • Blindness

    Blindness

    by Jose Saramago
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    A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An opthamologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with a supposedly civilised society are snapped.

    No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order. This is not anarchy, this is blindness.

     

    About the Author

    José Saramago was born in Portugal in 1922 and has been a full-time writer since 1979. His oeuvre embraces plays, poetry, short stories, non-fiction and eleven novels, which have been translated into more than forty languages and have established him as the most influential Portuguese writer of his generation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998.

     

  • Train to Pakistan

    Train to Pakistan

    by Khushwant Singh
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    An Authentic Version on Partition Manomajra, a tiny villages slumbers without much din of the urbane suddenly comes alive with fanaticism takes hold of the innocent villagers. The amity and goodwill give place to rancour and so the majority, the Sikhs on knowing the horrors let loose by Muslims in Pakistan on their brethern Sikhs, would like to let out their rages on their fellow villagers- Muslims. It is cast against a love story between a Sikh and a Muslim girl for whose sake the rustic makes a sacrifice thereby allowing her and the rest of the Muslims on their journey to the Promised Land, Pakistan. --Dr V Pala Prasada

    read Train to Pakistan years ago, right back when I was in college. I can still never forget the novel, which is undoubtedly one of my favourite Indian novels in English. Khushwant Singh is a daring story-teller. He manages to remain one of the few who refrain from much of the linguistic pomp, glamour, and political pretense that dogs Indian English writers. His language is simple; his message is startling. The novel is based on the time when India won independence, and when the partition took place. Singh blends satire and compassion with heart felt anger: at the hypocrisy and cowardice of social activists, and at the bureaucracy and corruption that permeates Indian politics. The climax of the novel is the message of the story: action is never political; it is only personal. Nobody is going to get up and do a thing for anyone else unless it's for someone they love, unless it's something that comes from the heart. This book is an absolute must read for every single person who cares about Hindu-Muslim harmony. --Supriya Thanawala Nov 19, 2011

    Khushwant at his best... A must read for all english prose readers... read this book many years back.. but still i remember each and every character of the novel... Gud narration, story set in the backdrop of partition of india.. describes love,lust,burtality of humans in a simple way.. --Santhosh Tarikere Devananda Dec 2, 2011

     

    About the Author

    Khushwant Singh was India’s best-known writer and columnist. He was founder-editor of Yojana and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and Hindustan Times. He was a member of Parliament from 1980 to 1986. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned the decoration in 19984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army. In 2007 he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. 

    He passed away in 2014 at the age of ninety-nine.

     

     

  • Fictions

    Fictions

    by Jorge Luis Borges
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    The most popular anthology of Jorge Luis Borges's short stories, Fictions is a wildly original and influential collection of fantastic tales, translated from the Spanish with an afterword by Andrew Hurley in Penguin Modern Classics.

    Jorge Luis Borges's Fictions introduced an entirely new voice into world literature. It is here that we find the astonishing accounts of 'Funes the Memorious', the man who can forget nothing; 'Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote', who recreates Miguel de Cervantes's epic word-for-word; a society run on the basis of an all-encompassing game of chance in 'The Lottery in Babylon'; the mysterious world of 'Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius' which seems to be supplanting our own ; and the 'Library of Babel', which contains every possible book in the whole universe. Here too are the philosophical detective stories and the haunting tales of Irish revolutionaries, gaucho knife fights and dreams within dreams which proved so influential (and yet impossible to imitate). This collection was eventually to bring Borges international fame; over fifty years later, it remains endlessly intriguing.

    Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He has a reasonable claim, along with Kafka and Joyce, to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.

    If you enjoyed Fictions, you might like Italo Calvino's The Complete Cosmicomics, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

    'Hurley's efforts at retranslating Borges are not anything but heroic. His visions are clear, elegant, crystalline'
    Ilan Savans, The Times Literary Supplement

    'One of the most memorable artists of our age'
    Mario Vargas Llosa

     

    About the Author

    Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He died in 1986. He has a reasonable claim, with Kafka and Joyce, to be the most influential writer of the 20th Century.

    Andrew Hurley is Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He has translated works by Borges, Padilla and Arenas.

  • The Moon is Down

    The Moon is Down

    by John Steinbeck
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    Originally published at the zenith of Nazi Germany's power, The Moon Is Down explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside and betrayal from within the close-knit community. As he delves into the motivations and emotions of the enemy, Steinbeck uncovers profound and often unsettling truths both about war and human nature.

     

    About the Author

    John Steinbeck (1902-68) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red PonyPastures of HeavenTortilla FlatIn Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and MenThe Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

     

  • Labyrinths

    Labyrinths

    by Jorge Luis Borges
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    Jorge Luis Borges's Labyrinths is a collection of short stories and essays showcasing one of Latin America's most influential and imaginative writers. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, with an introduction by James E. Irby and a preface by André Maurois.

    Jorge Luis Borges was a literary spellbinder whose tales of magic, mystery and murder are shot through with deep philosophical paradoxes. This collection brings together many of his stories, including the celebrated 'Library of Babel', whose infinite shelves contain every book that could ever exist, 'Funes the Memorious' the tale of a man fated never to forget a single detail of his life, and 'Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote', in which a French poet makes it his life's work to create an identical copy of Don Quixote. In later life, dogged by increasing blindness, Borges used essays and brief tantalising parables to explore the enigma of time, identity and imagination. Playful and disturbing, scholarly and seductive, his is a haunting and utterly distinctive voice.

    Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He has a reasonable claim, along with Kafka and Joyce, to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.

    If you enjoyed Labyrinths, you might like Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and Other Stories, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

    'His is the literature of eternity'
    Peter Ackroyd, The Times

    'One of the towering figures of literature in Spanish'
    James Woodall, Guardian

    'Probably the greatest twentieth-century author never to win the Nobel Prize'
    Economist

     

    About the Author

    Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He died in 1986. He has a reasonable claim, with Kafka and Joyce, to be the most influential writer of the 20th Century.

     

  • Girls of Riyadh

    Girls of Riyadh

    by Rajaa Alsanea
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    The girls of Riyadh are young, attractive and living by Saudi Arabia’s strict cultural traditions. Well, not quite. In-between sneaking out behind their parents’ backs, dating, shopping, watching American TV and having fun, they’re still trying to be good little Muslim girls. That is, pleasing their families and their men.

    But can you be a twenty-first century girl and a Saudi girl?

     

    About the Author

    Rajaa Alsanea grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the daughter of a family of doctors. She currently lives in Chicago where she is a dental graduate student. She is twenty-five years old and this is her first novel.

    Originally released in Arabic in 2005, Girls of Riyadh was immediately banned in Saudi Arabia due to controversial and inflammatory content. Black-market copies of the novel circulated and the daring originality of Girls of Riyadh continues to create a firestorm all over the Arab world and has been a bestseller across much of the Middle East.

     

  • The World According to Anna

    The World According to Anna

    by Jostein Gaarder
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    When fifteen-year-old Anna begins receiving messages from another time, her parents take her to the doctor. But he can find nothing wrong with Anna; in fact he believes there may be some truth to what she is seeing. Anna is haunted by visions of the desolate world of 2082. She sees her great-granddaughter, Nova, roaming through wasteland with a band of survivors, after animals and plants have died out. The more Anna sees, the more she realises she must act to prevent the future in her visions becoming real. But can she act quickly enough? Haunting, gripping and magical, The World According to Anna is a fable for our time.

     

    About Author

    Jostein Gaarder was born in Oslo in 1952. Sohie's World , the first of his books to be published in English, has been translated into 60 languages and has sold over 40 million copies. He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels and children's books, including The Orange Girl, The Christmas Mystery and The Ringmaster's Daughter. He lives in Oslo with his family.

     

     

  • The Walls of Delhi

    The Walls of Delhi

    by Uday Prakash
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    Three stinging, darkly comic tales capture in telling detail life and survival in today's India.
    In the title story a sweeper discovers a cache of black money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; in 'Mohandas' a Dalit races to reclaim his life stolen by an upper-caste identity thief; and in 'Mangosil' a baby's head gets bigger and bigger as he gets smarter and smarter, while his family tries to find a cure.
    The stories in this collection are a testament to Uday Prakash's extraordinary gift as a storyteller and his original, bold voice.

    About the Author

    Uday Prakash is one of the foremost writers in Hindi, known for his sharp, satirical stories that have been critically acclaimed and translated into many Indian and foreign languages from the original Hindi.

    JASON GRUNEBAUM is a writer and translator who has worked as an interpreter and delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kashmir, Kosovo, and East Timor. His translation from Hindi of Uday Prakash's novel The Girl with the Golden Parasol was awarded a PEN Translation Fund grant, and he has received a National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship for his translation of Manzoor Ahtesham's The Tale of the Missing Man. His own short stories have appeared in many literary journals. Jason is a Senior Lecturer in Hindi at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches creative writing.

  • In a Free State

    In a Free State

    by V.S. Naipaul
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    In A Free State: Booker Prize Winner 1971 (The Novel) was written by V S Naipaul, a famous nobel-prize winning author. This book is made up of different tales, each of which build up to covey a common, unifying theme. The stories themselves are ambiguous, and can be interpreted in a number of ways by the readers.

    One of the stories in the book features an Indian helper from Bombay who accompanies his employer on a work-related journey to Washington DC, USA. This servant ends up living in a cramped cupboard due to lack of space, and one day ends up accidentally spending a large part of his master’s salary on a simple snack. The financial woes of the Indians living abroad are broadly outlined in this book, and becomes a decisive factor in the plot.

    Another story in In A Free State: Booker Prize Winner 1971 (The Novel) features a rural family from West Indies. In the beginning, a set of cousins belonging to branches of the same family are discussed. One day, one of the cousins from a richer background manages to humiliate his cousin who belongs to a poorer section of society. The richer family sends their son to Canada, while the poorer cousin manages to send his younger brother to England by toiling day and night.

    The tale of Bobby and Linda is yet another story that is featured in this book. Bobby, a homosexual official, attends a conference in an African Great Lakes state which recently acquired its independence. Linda, on the other hand, is the wife of Bobby’s colleague, and embarks on a car ride back to the Government compound along with Bobby.

    In A Free State: Booker Prize Winner 1971 (The Novel) is a thought-provoking book featuring multiple stories. It was published by Picador in 2011, and is available in the form of a paperback.

     

    About the Author

    V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at Oxford he began to write and since then he has followed no other profession. He is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nobel Prize in 2001, the Booker Prize in 1971 and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

  • Thunderstorm: Dalit Stories

    Thunderstorm: Dalit Stories

    by Ratan Kumar Sambhria and Mridul Bhasin
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    In fifteen stories that are at once grim, wryly ironic, humorous and affecting, acclaimed writer Ratan Kumar Sambhria portrays with rare acuity the injustices rampant in a caste-driven society and the triggers that spark rebellion.Poverty and greed degrades blood ties, and money plays a dramatic role in changing equations between the oppressor and the oppressed. Yet, love – between men and women, mother and child, a man and his land, and human beings and the animals they nurture – underlies such dark overtones. And integrity and honour shine through in the bleakest moments. Remarkable for the authenticity of their telling, these deceptively simple stories are narratives of love and anger, hope and fortitude, and subtly negotiate equality in a society inherently marked by inequity.

     

    About the Author

    Dr Ratan Kumar Sambharia was born in village Bharawas in the district of Rewari in Haryana, and has lived and worked in Rajasthan for over thirty-five years. He is the author of five collections of short stories, two collections of plays and a book on the celebrated writer Premchand and his associations with Dalit society. He is the editor of Dr Ambedkar: An Inspiring Life and his essays of literary criticism as well as several stories have been published in leading Hindi magazines in India and abroad. He has won several awards for his work, including the Sahara Samay Katha Award from the Vice President of India for his story, 'Chapadasan' (The Attendant). His stories and plays are prescribed reading in many Indian universities and his work has been translated into nine Indian languages. A Fulbright scholar with a Master’s degree and PhD in English literature, Mridul Bhasin is an acclaimed writer, communications professional and social worker. Her published works include The New Life, a translated collection of stories by Padma Shri Award-winner Vijaydan Detha; The Living Traditions of Rajasthan, a coffee-table book commissioned by the Department of Tourism, Rajasthan; and contributions to Rajasthan’s Folk Art, a pocket edition by HarperCollins India. Her columns and articles regularly appear in newspapers, and art and design magazines. For over a decade now Mridul has played a significant role in a not-for-profit trust, Muskaan Foundation for Road Safety. Apart from her love for the written word, she has a keen interest in art, music and gardening. She lives in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • Dear Life

    Dear Life

    by Alice Munro
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    Dear Life is a compilation of fourteen short-stories from different facets of life. The characters are ordinary people who dance to the tunes of fate. This book helps discover how bizarre, terrifying and astonishing ordinary lives can be. The setting mostly being Ontario, even the titles of the stories are taken from day-to-day lives. The stories are fast, shocking and beyond expectations. The ends mostly sound like the beginnings due to the improbable events described, kind of reiterating the inherent simple nature of life and the complications that are added to it. The stories include typical characters from society like a young poet on a train. In some of these stories, a young teacher in a remote sanitarium falls in love with a doctor, an unmarried woman having an affair deals with a blackmailer and an elderly couple together talk about a joint suicide. The stories highlight the chance encounters that change a person, the choices not made and a simple bent of destiny. With an autobiographical feel to it, the stories happen to be closest to the author. They present snapshots of the author's own childhood and her way forward in life. The deeper theme here is memory itself and its astuteness and volatility. The book was published by Vintage in 2013 and is available in paperback.

     

    About the Author

    Born in Canada in 1931, Alice Munro started writing as a teenager and published her first story in 1950. Her first collection of stories Dance of the Happy Shades was highly acclaimed and won the Governor General's Award in 1968. She won her second Governor General's Award in 1978. On October 10, 2013, Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Cited as the master of the modern day short story, she is the first Canadian to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • Factotum

    Factotum

    by Charles Bukowski
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    One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. 
    Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.

     

    About the Author

    Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother, and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy-three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.

  • City of Spies

    City of Spies

    by Sorayya Khan
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    This delicate political novel evokes the sights and smells of the Pakistan of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and General Zia. We are inside the head of a child, spying on her past. I read this novel as the story of another schoolgirl in Pakistan, a different Malala. This Malala unmasks a whole landscape of feeling - Amitava Kumar, author of Husband of a Fanatic.A thrilling coming-of-age story that is set in the Pakistan of Zia and Bhutto.'God was everywhere, but so was the general.'It is the summer of 1977 and Pakistan swelters in the unrelenting heat. Weeks after her eleventh birthday, Aliya Shah wakes up to the news that there has been a coup detat, General Zia has taken over the country and Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is in jail. Although the shadow of the general and his increasingly puritanical edicts threaten to disrupt their comfortable existence, life goes on for Aliya much as before as she attends the American School in Islamabad. However, when a much loved young boy, the son of the family retainer, dies tragically in a hit-and-run accident, her world is turned upside down, especially when she discovers the terrible secret of the murderer's identity.City of Spies is coming-of-age story that explores Aliya’s conflicting loyalties and her on-going struggle to make sense of her world. Set in late 1970's Islamabad and Lahore, City of Spies is a gripping novel that unfolds over thirty months in Pakistan’s tumultuous history.

     

    About the Author

    Sorayya Khan is the author of two previous novels, Noor and Five Queen's Road. Her writing has appeared in several anthologies and literary reviews. She is the recipient of a Fulbright research award, a Malahat Review Novella Prize and a Constance Saltonstall Artist Grant that took her to post-tsunami Banda Aceh. She lives in New York.

  • The Alchemist (Pocket edition)

    The Alchemist (Pocket edition)

    by Paulo Coelho
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    A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever. Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book – a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life’s path and, above all, follow your dreams. Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing. 
    With Paulo Coelho’s visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people’s lives.

     

    About the Author

    Paulo coelho was born in brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. especially renowned for the alchemist and eleven minutes, he has sold more than 115 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 71 languages. the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, including the crystal award by the world economic forum and france’s legion d’honneur, paulo coelho was inducted into the brazilian academy of letters in 2002.

  • Women

    Women

    by Charles Bukowski
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    Love life writer and unrepentant alcoholic Henry Chinaski was born to survive. After decades of slacking off at low-paying dead-end jobs, blowing his cash on booze and women and scrimping by in flea-bitten apartments,Chinaski sees his poetic star rising at last. Now, at fifty, he is reveling in his sudden rock-star life, running three hundred hangovers a year and maintaining a sex life that would cripple Casanova.

     

    About the Author

    Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, it's most influential and imitated poet. He was born in 1920 in Andernach, Germany, to an American soldier father and a German mother and brought to the United States at the age of three. He was raised in Los Angeles and lived there for fifty years. He published his first story in 1944 when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirtyfive.He died in San Pedro, California, on March 9, 1994, at the age of seventy three, shortly after completing his last novel, Pulp.

  • The Fishermen

    The Fishermen

    by Chigozie Obioma
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    In a small town in western Nigeria, four young brothers – the youngest is nine, the oldest fifteen – use their strict father’s absence from home to go fishing at a forbidden local river. They encounter a dangerous local madman who predicts that the oldest brother will be killed by another. This prophesy breaks their strong bond and unleashes a tragic chain of events of almost mythic proportions.Passionate and bold, The Fishermen is a breathtakingly beautiful novel firmly rooted in the best of African storytelling.

     

    About the Author

    Chigozie Obioma was born in 1986 in Akure, Nigeria, and currently lives in the United States. He graduated from the University of Michigan with an MFA in Creative Writing, and is now an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Obioma has been shortlisted for the 2015 FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Award. The Fishermen is his first novel.

  • Swimmer Among the Stars Stories

    Swimmer Among the Stars Stories

    by Kanishk Tharoor
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    Swimmer Among the Stars announces the arrival of a writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original and probing mind.’ - Amitav Ghosh. The fiction debut of the year.
    An interview with the last speaker of a language. A chronicle of the final seven days of a town that is about to be razed to the ground by an invading army. The lonely voyage of an elephant from Kerala to a princess’s palace in Morocco. A fabled cook who flavours his food with precious stones. A coterie of international diplomats trapped in near-earth orbit. These, and the other stories in this collection, reveal an extraordinary storyteller, whose tales emerge from a tradition that includes the creators of the Arabian Nights and the Kathasaritsagara, Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges, Angela Carter and other ancient and modern masters of fabulist, surrealist and magical short stories. Furiously inventive, beautifully crafted and remarkably assured, Swimmer Among the Stars announces the arrival of a blazing new talent.

     

    About the Author

    Kanishk Tharoor is a writer based in New York City. His journalism, criticism, and short stories have appeared in international and Indian publications; his short fiction was nominated for a National Magazine Award. He studied at Yale, Columbia, and at New York University, where he had a fellowship in the creative writing program.

  • The Moors Account

    The Moors Account

    by Laila Lalami
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     Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico. The slave of a Spanish conquistador, Estebanico sails for the Americas with his master, Dorantes, as part of a danger-laden expedition to Florida. Within a year, Estebanico is one of only four crew members to survive. As he journeys across America with his Spanish companions, the Old World roles of slave and master fall away, and Estebanico remakes himself as an equal, a healer, and a remarkable storyteller. His tale illuminates the ways in which our narratives can transmigrate into history—and how storytelling can offer a chance at redemption and survival.

     

    About the Author

    Laila Lalami is the author of the short story collection Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and the novel Secret Son, which was on the Orange Prize long list. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian, and The New York Times, and in many anthologies. She is the recipient of a British Council Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Lannan Residency Fellowship and is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Fear of Dying

    Fear of Dying

    by Erica Jong
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    As the afternoon of life looms over Vanessa Wonderman, she watches her parents age, attends doctor appointments with her pregnant daughter, and sits by the hospital bed of her husband, Asher, fifteen years her senior. With her best years as an actress behind her, she's discovering that beginnings are easy, but endings can be hard.

    Could her fountain of youth fantasies be fulfilled on zipless.com? A site inspired by the writings of her best friend, Isadora Wing, it promises "no strings attached" encounters-and Vanessa is so restless that she's willing to try anything.

    Fear of Dying is a daring and delightful look at what it really takes to be human and female in the 21st century. Wildly funny and searingly honest, it is a story for everyone who has ever been shaken and changed by love.

     

    About the Author

    Erica Jong is a poet, novelist, and essayist, best known for her eight New York Times bestselling novels, including Fear of Flying (which has sold 27 million copies in more than forty languages) and Fear of Fifty. Her work has appeared all over the world.on the next phase of women's lives. Full of the sly humor, deep wisdom and poignancy we know from her poetry, fiction and essays, she delivers the novel women everywhere have been waiting for… - See more at: http://www.ericajong.com/fear-of-dying.htm#sthash.ocRWA3pa.dpuf

  • Yellow Lights of Death

    Yellow Lights of Death

    by Benyamin
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    In a café by the seaside, two friends, Christy Andrapper and Jesintha, witness the murder of a young man. When Christy discovers that it was Senthil, his classmate from school, who had been shot, he tries to follow up on the investigation. But the police deny such a crime ever took place. The hospital to which Senthil’s body was delivered insists he died of a heart attack.
    Christy begins to suspect a conspiracy. Was he caught in the middle of a giant cover-up? How was his powerful family connected with it? As the mystery deepens, the story moves back and forth between the archipelago of Diego Garcia and peninsular India, delving into the very heart of early Christianity in India. 
    After the success and acclaim of Goat Days, Benyamin crafts a clever and absorbing crime-novel-within-a-novel that is dazzlingly inventive and hugely enjoyable.

     

    About the Author

    Benyamin has lived in Bahrain since 1992. His short story collection Euthanasia won the first award of the Abu Dhabi Malayalam Samajam and in 2009 his novel Aadu Jeevitham (Goat Days) won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award.

  • Genuine Lies

    Genuine Lies

    by Nora Roberts
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    Dark secrets. Hidden desires. And a truth that won't be denied . . . Scandal, secrets and sex combine in this passionate novel of romantic suspense by Nora Roberts.

    Eve Benedict is a legend: a movie goddess with two Oscars, four ex-husbands and a legion of lovers to her name. She knows the truth behind every Hollywood scandal - and now she's planning to tell all in a no-holds-barred memoir.But telling the truth can be a dangerous business, especially in a town built on dreams and secrets. Eve's stepson Paul Winthrop is worried that the book will only bring trouble. But he can't argue with Eve's choice of ghostwriter, the talented and very beautiful Julia Summers.As Paul and Julia clash over Eve's book, they also have to fight a deep and growing attraction to each other. Struggling against their intense feelings, they don't realise they are also tangled in a very dark plot. Eve has one last, great secret to reveal - and it will put them all in danger . . .

     

    About the Author

    Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including The Search, Black Hills, Tribute, High Noon, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

     

     

  • The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda

    The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda

    by Krishna Udayasankar
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    The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda is a story about the struggle for power, the need to reign supreme and the eternal fight for honor and love. The book is set in the ancient historical world of Aryavarta, a land of glory and beauty but that is now crumbled and wasted, as a result of a century long battle between the descendants of Vasishta Varuni, the protectors of the Divine Order on Earth and the Angirasa family of Firewrights, weapon-makers to the kings and master inventors. Yet another battle of supremacy begins with the death of the last Secret Keeper of the Firewrights as the mighty powers clash together in the ultimate test of honor and pride.Govinda Shauri, a cowherd who is crowned Prince due to circumstances unseen is dragged head long into this battle as the Commander of the armies of Dwarka. It's the ultimate fight of Govinda's life as he uses all his cunning and wit to thwart the attempts of deception, betrayal and treachery to protect the lives of the innocent people of his kingdoms and those of loved and dear ones. The bonds of friendship are tested, the feelings of love are exploited and the stakes are placed in the ultimate test of time and war.The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda is a book that promises you a journey to a world filled with romance, political machinations, deception, murder, adventure, loyal ties of friendship and most of all, a experience to remember. The book was published in 2012 and is available in paperback.

     

    About the Author

    Krishna Udayasankar is a graduate of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Nanyang Business School, Singapore, where she presently works as a lecturer. Krishna Udayasankar published her first book The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda in 2012 and upon its success has written two other books for the Aryavarta Chronicles series and many other well acclaimed books.

     

  • The Aryavarta Chronicles: Kaurava - Book 2

    The Aryavarta Chronicles: Kaurava - Book 2

    by Krishna Udayasankar
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    Emperor Dharma Yudhisthir of the Kauravas and Empress Panchali Draupadi rule over the empire built for them by Govinda Shauri with the blessings of the Firstborn and by the might of those whom everyone believes long gone - the Firewrights.Now, the Firewrights are ready to rise from the ashes of the past and as Dharma Yudhisthir gambles away his empire, the empress is forced into a terrifying exile and the nations of Aryavarta take up arms in a bid to fight, conquer and destroy each other. The only way Govinda can protect Aryavarta is by playing a dangerous game. But can he bring himself to reveal the terrible secrets that the Vyasa has protected all his life - secrets that may well destroy the Firstborn and the Firewrights with them?In Kaurava, the second book in The Aryavarta Chronicles series, Krishna Udayasankar continues to recreate the world of the Mahabharata and the lives of its characters through stunning imagination and powerful storytelling.

     

    About the Author

    Krishna Udayasankar is a graduate of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Nanyang Business School, Singapore, where she presently works as a lecturer. Her bestselling debut novel, GOVINDA, the first in the Aryavarta Chronicles series of mytho-historical novels, received critical acclaim. She is also the author of Objects of Affection, a full-length collection of poetry (Math Paper Press, 2013) and is an editor of Body Boundaries: The Etiquette Anthology of Women's Writing (The Literary Centre, 2013).

  • Kurukshetra: The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 3

    Kurukshetra: The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 3

    by Krishna Udayasankar
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    War is upon the realm, but is Aryavarta prepared for what will follow? The empire that was Aryavarta fades under the shadow of doom. As the bitter struggle to gain control of the divided kingdom ensues, Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa of the Firstborn and the Secret Keeper of the Firewrights can only watch as their own blood, their kin, savage and kill on the fields of Kurukshetra. Restraint and reason have deserted the rulers who once protected the land and they manipulate, scheme and kill with abandon - for victory is all that matters. At the heart of the storm stands Govinda Shauri, driven by fickle allies and failed kings, to the very brink of darkness. He may well be the greatest danger Aryavarta has faced yet, for he is determined to change things forever. Reforging the forsaken realm in the fire of his apocalyptic wrath, he prepares to destroy everything he loves and make the ultimate sacrifice of them all for the sake of one last hope: that humanity will rise, that there will be revolution. In the spectacular, entrancing final episode of The Aryavarta Chronicles, Krishna Udayasankar's recreation of the world of the Mahabharata establishes her as a storyteller of formidable power and imagination.

     

    About the Author

    Krishna Udayasankar is a graduate of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, and holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Nanyang Business School, Singapore, where she presently works as a lecturer. Govinda, Krishna's bestselling debut novel and the first in the Aryavarta Chronicles series of mytho-historical novels, received critical acclaim. She is also the author of Objects of Affection, a full-length collection of poetry (Math Paper Press, 2013) and is an editor of Body Boundaries: The Etiquette Anthology of Women's Writing (The Literary Centre, Forthcoming, 2013).

     

     

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis

    by Franz Kafka
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    'One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.'
    Thus begins The Metamorphosis, cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the twentieth century. A story of Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman, who wakes up one day to discover that he has metamorphosed into a bug, The Metamorphosis is a book that concerns itself with the themes of alienation, disillusionment and existentialism. 
    As Samsa struggles to reconcile his humanity with his transformation, Kafka, very deftly, weaves his readers into a web that deals with the absurdity of existence, the alienating experience of modern life and the cruelty and incomprehensibility of authoritarian power, leaving them at once stunned and impressed.

     

    About the Author

    An icon of twentieth-century literature, Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883, into a middle-class, German family in Prague. Never famous in his own lifetime, most of Kafka's works were published and translated only during the 1920s and 1930s and almost instantly, they became cult texts of modern literature. The Judgment, The Metamorphosis and Amerika were all written in 1912 while The Trial, Kafka's most famous novel, was written in 1914. Kafka died of tuberculosis in 1924.

  • Numero Zero

    Numero Zero

    by Umberto Eco
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    1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured by local partisans and shot in a summary execution. The precise circumstances of Il Duce’s death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy.
    1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed writer picking up hack work, is offered a fee he can’t refuse to ghost-write a memoir. His subject: a fledgling newspaper, which happens to be financed by a powerful media magnate. As Colonna gets to know the team of journalists, he learns the paranoid theories of Braggadocio who is convinced that Mussolini’s corpse was a body-double and part of a wider Fascist plot. It’s the scoop he desperately needs. The evidence? He’s working on it.
    Colonna is sceptical. But when a body is found, stabbed to death in a back alley and the paper is shut down, even he is jolted out of his complacency. 
    Fuelled by media hoaxes, Mafiosi, love, gossip and murder, NUMERO ZERO reverberates with the clash of the cynical forces that have shaped Italy since the last days of World War II. This gripping story from the author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE is told with all the power of a master storyteller.

     

    About the Author

    Umberto Eco has written works of fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller. His other works include Foucault's Pendulum The Island of the Day Before, Baudolino, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana and The Prague Cemetery, along with many brilliant collections of essays.

  • Satin Island

    Satin Island

    by Tom McCarthy
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    Meet U. A talented and uneasy figure currently pimping his skills to an elite consultancy in contemporary London. His employers advise everyone from big businesses to governments and, to this end, expect their 'corporate anthropologist' to help decode and manipulate the world around them all the more so now that a giant, epoch-defining project is in the offing.Instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions, zombie parades. Is there, U. wonders, a secret logic holding all these images together a codex that, once cracked, will unlock the master-meaning of our age? Might it have something to do with South Pacific Cargo Cults or the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps, perhaps not.As U. oscillates between the visionary and the vague, brilliance and bullshit, Satin Island emerges, an impassioned and exquisite novel for our disjointed times.

     

    About the Author

    Tom McCarthy was born in 1969 and lives in London. He is known in the art world for the reports, manifestos and media interventions he has made as general secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde network. His previous books include Men in SpaceCRemainder and Tintin and the Secret of Literature. In 2013 he was awarded an inaugural Windham-Campbell Literature Prize from Yale University.

     

  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North

    The Narrow Road to the Deep North

    by Richard Flanagan
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    Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not.
    In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.
    This is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

     

    About the Author

    Born in Tasmania in 1961, Richard Flanagan is one of Australia’s leading novelists. His novels, Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize), The Unknown Terrorist and Wanting have received numerous honours and been published in 26 countries. His father, who died the day Flanagan finished The Narrow Road to the Deep North, was a survivor of the Burma Death Railway.

  • Sallipir

    Sallipir

    by Nayan Raj Pandey
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    लू, उलारजस्ता सर्वोकृष्ट उपन्यासका लेखक पाण्डेको यो सातौं उपन्यास हो । आफू हुर्केको पश्चिम तराईलाई आफ्नो कथा, उपन्यासका परिवेश बनाउँदै आएका पाण्डे सल्लीपिरमा हिमाली भूभागतर्फ उक्लेका छन् । सल्लीपिर हिमालमा गौरवशाली संस्कृति बोकेर बसिरहेको शेर्पा समाजभित्रको कथा हो । प्रतिकात्मक रुपमा यसमा एउटा शेर्पा परिवारको संघर्ष देखाइएको छ । तिनका सपना र ती सपनाहरुलाई बेवास्ता गरिरहेको हाम्रो राजनीतिको कुरुप अनुहार पनि यसमा देखाउने प्रयास गरिएको छ । यसमा तीन पुस्तको कथा छ । हिमाल आरोहणका सुखदुःख छन् । चौरी गोठालाका व्यथा र आनन्द छन् । एउटा बालकको किताब पढ्ने रहर छ र त्यो रहर पूरा गर्न अनेकौं समस्याको सामना गर्ने आमाको संघर्षको कथा छ । 
     
    About the Author
    नयनराज पाण्डे अग्रणी आख्यानकारमा पर्छन् । समकालीन नेपाली आख्यानमा उनले यथार्थबोधको नयाँ आयाम खडा गरेका छन् । उनका तीन कथासङ्ग्रह र सात उपन्यास प्रकाशित छन् । 
     
     
  • Norwegian Wood

    Norwegian Wood

    by Haruki Murakami
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    When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.

     

    About the Author

    Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.                 

  • Tales of Fosterganj

    Tales of Fosterganj

    by Ruskin Bond
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    Tales of Fosterganj by Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Ruskin Bond is a striking novel with delightful and unusual characters. Its wit and effortless humour is a compelling and captivating read.
    The story is set in an imaginary suburb on the outskirts of Mussourie, the one made famous by his fabulous stories. Ruskin Bond s graceful skill for story-telling is yet again brought out in this book. He makes simplicity the most desirable and the most beautiful virtue. With a subtle humour, the book unravels the myriad colours and faces of its characters in an unassuming elegance. A must read for Ruskin Bond s fans. Like most of his books talking about hill stations and foothills of the great Himalayas, Tales of Fosterganj also paints pictures that evoke a spectrum of emotions.

     

    About the Author

    Ruskin Bond was born Himachal Pradesh, India. He is the recipient of the most honorary Indian awards like the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award and the Indian National Academy of Literature award. His contribution to children s literature in India is specially recognized by the Indian Council for Child Education. His autobiography is Rain in the Mountains. Scenes from a Writer s Life also talks about the young Ruskin. Some of his books are adapted as films and TV series, which have won awards. Garland of Memories, Rain in the Mountain-Notes from the Himalayas, A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings, Vagrants in the Valley and Once upon a Monsoon Time are some of his other works.

  • M for Misfit

    M for Misfit

    by Sarika Pandit
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    Zoey Verma, Third Ranker from the Bottom and Virtually-Unemployable, has managed to land a job! Management trainee and first-time employee in the fridge-manufacturing giant J & K Ltd, Zoey is clueless about where her life is headed. She has barely managed to pass out of B-school when fate pushes her into another whirlpool. And, a look at her own fridge will confirm that she has no fascination for them. The tall, thin, frizzy-haired Zoey enters J & K shaky-legged. And, when her scary boss Wimpeater sends her to the company's seedy Delhi branch to map all the consumer durable outlets in the city, her life goes into overdrive. Chances of it stabilizing seem slimmer by the day as she dodges gaalis from the Delhi boss, Chhota Don and fends off lecherous looks from distributor Shady Singh, all the while evading her clingy ex, Velcro Man. Then, just as she finds herself on the brink of a nervous breakdown, she is sent back to Mumbai. The move turns out to be a plunge from frying pan into the fire as Zoey becomes a victim of dipping sales and growing slurs, forcing her to ask questions so existential, even Kafka would be impressed Read on to find out how Zoey finds her way back to what she wants, both personally and professionally.

     

    About the Author

    Sarika Pandit lives in Mumbai but zips out of the city whenever pangs of wanderlust strike. When she is not travelling, she splits her time writing and working as a market research professional. Her travel articles have featured in publications such as The Times of India, National Geographic Traveller, Mint, The Pioneer, Deccan Herald and Femina. Her first book, Bucket List of a Traveloholic, a travelogue was published in 2014.

     

  • A Book of Night Women

    A Book of Night Women

    by Marlon James
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    This is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the Night Women - a clandestine council of fierce slaves plotting an island-wide revolt - recognize a dark force in her that they treat with both reverence and fear.
    But as Lilith comes of age and begins to understand her own feelings and identity, she dares to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman. And as rebellions simmer and unspoken jealousies intensify, Lilith's powers and sense of purpose threaten not just her own destiny, but the destinies of all the slave women in Jamaica.

     

    About the Author

    Marlon James was born in Jamaica. He is the author of The Book of Night Women (Oneworld, 2009), which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His debut novel, John Crow's Devil (Oneworld, 2015), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and was a New York Times Editors' Choice. A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld 2014), his third novel, won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and featured in over twenty best books of the year lists. His short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Esquire and Granta. He teaches at Macalester College, Minnesota, USA.

  • Gumrah: 11 Short Teen Crime Stories

    Gumrah: 11 Short Teen Crime Stories

    by Ira Trivedi
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    ‘… if we are not careful about who we trust, we could be used or even harmed.’—Chetan Bhagat, from the Foreword Drawn from real-life events, and based on a popular tele-series Gumrah by Star India Pvt. Ltd this book holds tales revolving around adolescent crime, deceit, treachery and bad judgement. In ‘Soulmate’, a case of sibling rivalry leads to disastrous consequences, while in ‘Heartbreak’, the dark side of the nicest of people is exposed. ‘Naaz’ reveals how cultural differences can sometimes lead to danger and ‘Double MMS’ shows a college girl’s stabs at popularity going horribly awry. Written by bestselling author Ira Trivedi, Gumrah: 11 Short Teen Crime Stories is a must-read, with every story revealing the consequences of wrong choices. Like the show, the message of the book, aimed especially at the younger generation, is: ‘Be aware, be prepared, be safe!’

     

    About the Author

    Ira Trivedi is the bestselling author of four books, most recently of India in Love, a seminal work of non-fiction on India s social revolution and sexual violence. Her first novel, What Would You Do to Save the World was published when she was eighteen to critical and commercial success. Ira is a contributor to Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and several others where her work on gender and culture has won several awards. She has been called one of India s most important youth voices and she speaks regularly to media and forums in India and internationally. She recently won the UK media award for her story on bride trafficking and was honoured at the House of Lords in England.

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    by Boris Pasternak
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    First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Pevear and Volokhonsky masterfully restore the spirit of Pasternak's original—his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone—in this beautiful translation of a classic of world literature.

     

    About the Author

    A poet, translator, and novelist, Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow in 1890. In 1958 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature but, facing threats from Soviet authorities, refused the prize. He lived in virtual exile in an artists’ community near Moscow until his death in 1960.

  • pani ko gham

    pani ko gham

    by Amar Neupane
    Rs 350 Rs 280 20 %

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    विचारात्मक तहमा ‘पानीको घाम’ समाजशास्त्रीय छ, किन्तु त्यो समाज शास्त्रीय कलादर्शनद्वारा निरुपित छ । यो नेपालगन्जको आख्यानात्मक समाजशास्त्र हो ।
     
    About the Author
    अमर न्यौपाने युवा आख्यानकार हुन् । उनको पहिलो आख्यान पानीको घामले २०६६ सालको पद्मश्री साहित्य सम्मान र बालकथासङ्ग्रह कलिलो मनले २०६७ सालको पारिजात बालसाहित्य पाण्डुलिपि पुरस्कार प्राप्त गरेको थियो । यो उपन्यासले २०६८ सालको मदन पुरस्कार र रामराज पन्त स्मृति पुरस्कार प्राप्त गरेको छ ।
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    A Brief History of Seven Killings

    by Marlon James
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    Jamaica, 1976: Seven men storm Bob Marley’s house with machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but leaves Jamaica the following day, not to return for two years. Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings is an imagined oral biography, told by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, conmen, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents, reporters, journalists, and even Keith Richards' drug dealer. Marlon James’s dazzling novel is a tour de force. It traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined – and questions asked – in a masterpiece of imagination.

     

    About the Author

    Marlon James is a Jamaican novelist. He has published three novels: The Book of Night Women, John Crow's Devil and A Brief History of Seven Killings.

  • The Fault in our Stars

    The Fault in our Stars

    by John Green
    Rs 640 Rs 510 21 %

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    The Fault In Our Stars is inspired by the author’s experiences while working with children suffering from life threatening diseases in a hospital. It is a witty, thrilling and heartbreaking story of a sixteen year old girl, Hazel, who is a cancer patient, and is forced by her parents to attend the Cancer Kid Support Group. Through her friend Isaac, she encounters Augustus Waters, an amputee and ex-basketball player. After the support group ends, Augustus suggests that they watch a movie at his house. There, they talk a lot and he gets to know of her favourite novel, An Imperial Affliction.After reading it, he too gets as obsessed with it as Hazel is. They begin to spend a lot of time together and soon fall in love. Augustus decides to use his wish from ‘The Genies’, a fictionalized version of the Make a Wish Foundation, to fly Hazel and himself to Amsterdam to meet the author of the book, Peter van Houten. What happens next is a funny yet touching tale of two young lovers, fighting a life threatening disease against all odds. It promises to touch the heart of the readers and show them the true meaning of being alive and in love.The Fault In Our Stars was a number one bestseller as per The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. It has been translated into numerous languages such as German, French, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese. A film based on the book is slated for release in 2014 by Fox 2000, a division of 20th Century Fox. It is going to be directed by Josh Boone and will star Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

     

    About the Author

    John Green is an American author and educator.A few other books authored by him are Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines and Looking For Alaska.Green was born on August 24, 1977, in Indianapolis. He spent his growing years in Orlando, Florida, and completed his schooling from Indian Springs School, after which he graduated with a double major in English and Religious Studies from Kenyon College in 2000. He and his brother host VidCon, a yearly conference dedicated to the online video community. In addition, they also founded the Project for Awesome, a project aimed at creating videos that promote charities or non-profit organizations. Green also hosts a video blog, VlogBrothers. He currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and children.

  • See Me

    See Me

    by Nicholas Sparks
    Rs 560 Rs 475 16 %

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    Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At twenty-eight, he's focused only on walking in a straight line - getting his teaching degree and avoiding all the places and people that proved destructive in his past. The last thing he's looking for is a relationship. But w hen Maria Sanchez, a hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, crosses his path one rain swept night in North Carolina, the foundations of his carefully structured life are completely upended. Before the couple has a chance to envision w hat a life together might be, ominous reminders of events in Maria's past begin to surface. And as the threat of violence begins to shadow her every step, she and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will their respective demons destroy the tentative bonds they've forged, or w ill their love protect them, even in the darkest hour? The new epic love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Longest Ride.

     

    About the Author

    With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include twelve No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks' books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than fifty languages. Ten of his novels have been adapted into major films - The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember and The Notebook - with The Choice coming in Spring 2016. Nicholas Sparks lives in North Carolina with his family.

  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    by Kazuo Ishiguro
    Rs 798 Rs 720 10 %

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    In one of the most acclaimed and strange novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now 31, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.

     

    About the Author

    Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of six novels, A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Primio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize) and Nocturnes (2009). He received an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995, and the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1998.

  • A Life Apart

    A Life Apart

    by Neel Mukherjee
    Rs 958 Rs 860 11 %

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    A life apart tells two stories. Ritwik, twenty-two and orphaned, escapes from a devastating childhood of abuse in calcutta to what he considers to be a new world, full of possibilities, in england, where he has a chance to start all over again. But his past, especially the all-consuming relationship with his mother, is a minefield: will ritwik find the salvation he is looking for? set in India, england and in raj bengal, this award-winning first novel is about dislocation and alienation, outsiders and losers, the tenuous and unconscious intersections of lives and histories, and the consolations of storytelling. unsentimental yet full of compassion, and written with unrelenting honesty, this scalding debut marks a new turning point in writing from India.

     

    About the Author

    Neel mukherjee was born in calcutta. his first novel, a life apart (2010), won the vodafone-crossword award in india, the writer's guild of great britain award for best fiction and was shortlisted for the inaugural dsc prize for south asian literature. the lives of others has been shortlisted for the man booker prize 2014. he lives in london.

  • Those Who Leave and those Who Stay

    Those Who Leave and those Who Stay

    by Elena Ferrante
    Rs 1600 Rs 1440 10 %

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    Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante’s fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors—Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few—and critics—James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, human relationships, love, family, and friendship.

    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women have attempted are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.

     

    About the Author

     

    Elena Ferrante was born in Naples, Italy. She is the author of My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, and her previous novels The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter.

  • A Man in Love

    A Man in Love

    by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    Rs 798 Rs 680 15 %

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    Publisher: Vintage

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    This is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know. 
    It is about fresh starts, about love, about friendship. It is also about the earth-shattering experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, the emotional strains of childrens’ birthday parties and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write.
    This is a book about one man’s life but, somehow, about everyone else’s too.
    A Man in Love, the second book of six in the My Struggle cycle, sees Knausgaard write of tempestuous relationships, the trials of parenthood and an urge to create great art. His singular insight and exhilarating honesty must be read to be believed.
    Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014.

     

    About the Author

    KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD'S first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win The Norwegian Critics' Prize, and his second novel, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, received the prestigious Brage Award. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece wherever it appears. The six novels of the My Struggle cycle can be read independently or as one hugely ambitious project. This breathtaking cycle has been the greatest literary sensation in Norway in decades. The books have spurred a heated literary debate about the use of autobiographical elements in fiction, and about literary criticism in general. In addition to amazing reviews and several awards and nominations, this fascinating literary experiment has generated an enormous interest among journalists, critics and readers, resulting in hundreds of articles, commentaries, essays, blog posts and discussions.

  • Ghachar Ghochar

    Ghachar Ghochar

    by Vivek Shanbhag
    Rs 640 Rs 575 11 %

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    Publisher: Harper Perennial

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    'It's true what they say - it's not we who control money, it's the money that controls us. When there's only a little, it behaves meekly; when it grows, it becomes brash and has its way with us.'From a cramped, ant-infested house to a spacious bungalow, a family finds itself making a transition in many ways. The narrator, a sensitive young man, is numbed by the swirl around him. All he can do is flee every day to an old-world cafe, where he seeks solace from an oracular waiter. As members of the family realign their equations and desires, new strands are knotted, others come apart, and conflict brews dangerously in the background.Masterfully translated from the Kannada by Srinath Perur, Ghachar Ghochar is a suspenseful, playful and ultimately menacing story about the shifting consequences of success.

     

    About the Author

    Vivek Shanbhag writes in Kannada. He has published five short-story collections, three novels and two plays, and edited two anthologies, one of which is in English.Srinath Perur writes on a variety of subjects, especially travel or science. He is the author of the travelogue If It's Monday It Must Be Madurai (Penguin India, 2013). He lives in Bangalore.

  • The Story of a New Name

    The Story of a New Name

    by Elena Ferrante
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    The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the cruel price that this passage exacts.

     

    About the Author

    Elena Ferrante was born in Naples, Italy. She is the author of My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, and her previous novels The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter.

  • Some Rain Must Fall

    Some Rain Must Fall

    by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    Rs 1118 Rs 1000 11 %

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    At twenty, Karl Ove moves to Bergen. As the youngest student to be admitted to the prestigious Writing Academy, he arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations. Soon though, he is stripped of youthful illusions. His writing is revealed to be puerile and cliched, and his social efforts are a dismal failure. Awkward in company and hopeless with women, he drowns his shame in drink and rock music. Then, little by little, things take a brighter turn. He falls in love, gives up writing in favour of the steady rewards of literary criticism, and the beginnings of an adult life take shape. That is, until his self-destructive binges and the irresistible lure of the writer's struggle pull him back. In this fifth instalment of the My Struggle cycle, Karl Ove discloses his personal and often deeply shameful battles with introversion, alcohol abuse, infidelity and artistic ambition. Knausgaard writes with unflinching honesty to deliver the full drama of everyday life, in a breathless novel poised between a desperate yearning to be good, and the terrible power of transgression.

     

    About the Author

    Karl Ove Knausgaard's first novel, Out of the World, was the first ever debut novel to win the Norwegian Critics' Prize and his second, A Time to Every Purpose Under Heaven, was widely acclaimed. A Death in the Family, the first of the My Struggle cycle of novels, was awarded the prestigious Brage Award. The My Struggle cycle has been heralded as a masterpiece wherever it appears.

  • The Green Road

    The Green Road

    by Anne Enright
    Rs 958 Rs 860 11 %

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    A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion – a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them.
    The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she’s decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.
    Anne Enright is addicted to the truth of things. Sentence by sentence, there are few writers alive who can invest the language with such torque and gleam, such wit and longing – who can write dialogue that speaks itself aloud, who can show us the million splinters of her characters’ lives then pull them back up together again, into a perfect glass.

     

    About the Author

    Anne Teresa Enright FRSL (born 11 October 1962) is an Irish author. She has published novels, short stories, essays, and one non-fiction book. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her novel The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize. She has also won the 1991 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the 2001 Encore Award and the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year. Before winning the Man Booker Prize, Enright had a low profile in Ireland and the United Kingdom, although her books were favourably reviewed and widely praised. Her writing explores themes such as family relationships, love and sex, Ireland's difficult past and its modern zeitgeist. 

  • The Story of the Lost Child

    The Story of the Lost Child

    by Elena Ferrante
    Rs 1600 Rs 1440 10 %

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    “Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Its author was dubbed “one of the great novelists of our time” by the New York Times Book Review. This fourth and final instalment in the series raises the bar even higher and indeed confirms Elena Ferrante as one of the world’s best living storytellers.Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. In this book, both are adults; life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women’s friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up—a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. For Lila is unstoppable, unmanageable, unforgettable!Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship.The four volumes in this series constitute a long remarkable story that readers will return to again and again, and, like Elena and Lila themselves, every return will bring with it new discoveries. Four starred reviews for Book 3 in the series 14 best-of-the-year appearances for Book 3

     

    About the Author

    Elena Ferrante was born in Naples, Italy. She is the author of My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, and her previous novels The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter.

  • The House that BJ Built

    The House that BJ Built

    by Anuja Chauhan
    Rs 560 Rs 450 20 %

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    Publisher: Westland

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    ‘Anuja Chauhan’s sequel to Those Pricey Thakur Girls confirms her reputation as one of our funniest novelists,’ says LiveMint about this book, which reanimates the eccentric and much-loved Thakur family. ‘I’ll make my sisters squirm like well-salted earthworms. I won’t sell. Even my jutti won’t sell. And if I die na, then even my gosht won’t sell!’ The late Binodini Thakur had been very clear that she would never agree to sell her hissa in her Bauji’s big old house on Hailey Road. And her daughter Bonu is determined to honour her mother’s wishes. But what to do about her four pushy aunts who are insisting she sell? One is bald and stingy, one is jobless and manless, one needs the money to ‘save the nation’ and one is stepmother to Bonu’s childhood crush – brilliant young Bollywood director Samar Vir Singh, who promised BJ upon his deathbed that he would get the house sold, divvy the money equally and end all the bickering within the family. The first word baby Bonu ever spoke was ‘Balls’ and indeed, she is bally, bullshit-intolerant, brave and beautiful. But is she strong enough to weather emotional blackmail by the spadefull? Not to mention shady builders, wily politicians, spies, lies and the knee-buckling hotness of Samar’s intense eyes? ‘The book entertains the reader every moment with Chauhan’s unlimited dose of trademark wit,’ says India Today. Straddling the worlds of light fiction and literature deftly, Anuja Chauhan’s books are trendsetters in Indian publishing, along the lines of Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling in the West. The House that BJ Built is Anuja writing at her sparkling best!

     

    About the Author

    Anuja Chauhan went to school in Meerut, Delhi and Australia. She has worked in advertising for over fourteen years and has created many popular ad campaigns, including 'Nothing Official About it', 'Yeh Dil Maange More' and 'Oye Bubbly' for brand Pepsi. She worked in the advertising agency, JWT India, for over 17 years, eventually becoming vice-president and executive creative director, before resigning in 2010 to pursue a full-time literary career.

  • Stars of Fortune

    Stars of Fortune

    by Nora Roberts
    Rs 1118 Rs 890 21 %

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    Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by vivid dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Desperate to understand her visions, she finds herself drawn to the Greek island of Corfu. She has only just arrived when she encounters Bran Killian, an Irish magician with a warm charisma and secrets dancing in his eyes. Sasha has never met Bran before, but she knows him only too well - because this is the man from her dreams. The man she has painted over and over again. The man she seems fated to be with...if she can find the courage to accept who she really is.Sasha soon discovers that four other strangers have been lured to the island. Like Bran, they are all desperately searching for a mysterious jewel known as the fire star - before it falls into the wrong hands. Together, they might just succeed. But first they must learn to trust one another, and reveal their deepest secrets.On the sun-drenched island of Corfu, love and magic are sparked into life. And for Sasha, nothing will ever be the same again.

     

    About the Author

    Nora Roberts is New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    by Harper Lee
    Rs 638 Rs 510 21 %

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    Publisher: Arrow Books

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    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'
    A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
    To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.

     

    About the Author

    Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntingdon College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She has been awarded numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  • The Crying Of Lot 49

    The Crying Of Lot 49

    by Thomas Pynchon
    Rs 640 Rs 510 21 %

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    Suffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humour, The Crying of Lot 49opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she haas been made executrix of a former lover's estate. The performance of her duties sets her on a strange trail of detection, in which bizarre characters crowd in to help or confuse her. But gradually, death, drugs, madness and marriage combine to leave Oepida in isolation on the threshold of revelation, awaiting The Crying of Lot 49.
    One of Pynchon's shortest novels and one of his best.

     

    About the Author

    Thomas Pynchon is an American novelist known for V.Gravity’s Rainbow and Mason & Dixon.

  • Dust On The Mountain : Collected Stories

    Dust On The Mountain : Collected Stories

    by Ruskin Bond
    Rs 798 Rs 640 20 %

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    Publisher: Penguin

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    Dust On The Mountain: Collected Stories comprises of some of the best short stories penned down by Ruskin Bond. These stories capture the myriad facets of life – nostalgia, love, friendship, trust and betrayal. The author has been instrumental in capturing all the moods that make childhood worth remembering. Some of the stories included in the book are Untouchable, The Coral Tree, Going Home, The Daffodil Case, The Thief and The Photograph.

     

    About the Author

    Ruskin Bond was born Himachal Pradesh, India. He is the recipient of the most honorary Indian awards like the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Sahitya Akademi Award among other honours. His contribution to children’s literature in India is specially recognized by the Indian Council for Child Education. His autobiography is Rain in the MountainsScenes from a Writer’s Life also talks about the young Ruskin. Some of his books are adapted as films and TV series, which have won awards. Garland of Memories, Rain in the Mountain-Notes from the Himalayas, A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings, Vagrants in the Valley and Other Poems, and Once upon a Monsoon Time are some of his other works.

  • Can Love Happen Twice?

    Can Love Happen Twice?

    by Ravinder Singh
    Rs 200 Rs 160 20 %

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    Publisher: Penguin

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    Heart wrenching as the first book I Too had a Love Story was, we continue with Ravin's touching account of his life in the sequel, Can Love Happen Twice? It begins with Ravin and his friends being invited to a radio show to talk about love, but when Ravin fails to show up, the world is holding its breath while his friends recount Ravin's thoughts from an unfinished book written by him. What unfolds later on in the story is quite exclamatory for the listeners and they wait with anticipation for Ravin to turn up for the show. Some of the questions in all of their minds are: What happened to him after the sufferings he had been through in the first book? Was he able to find someone for himself? Is something holding him back? Can Love Happen Twice? is a man's attempt at love, for the second time, which is as hard a task as it sounds. Whether he is able to conquer it and get his 'happily ever after' is a question that remains unanswered until you pick up your own copy. Ravinder Singh's sequel to I Too had a Love Story, published by Penguin India in 2011.

     

    About the Author

    Ravinder Singh was a Techie from Microsoft, who, after working as a Sr. Program Manager for years, decided to become a full-time writer. His first book, I Too had a Love Story, took the young generation by storm and the true story of his love and pain was read and re-read by his fans. His other works include I Too had a Love Story and Like it Happened Yesterday.

  • Sold

    Sold

    by Patricia McCormick
    Rs 520 Rs 415 21 %

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    Publisher: Walker Books

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    Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though they are desperately poor, Lakshmi’s life is full of simple pleasures: playing hopscotch with her best friend, looking after her black-and-white speckled goat, having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when Lakshmi’s family lose all that remains of their crops in a monsoon, her stepfather says she must leave home and take a job in the city. Lakshmi undertakes the long journey to India full of hope for her new life, proud to be able to earn, daring to hope that she will make enough money to make her mother proud too. Then she learns the unthinkable truth: for 10,000 rupees she has been sold into prostitution.

     

    About the Author

    Patricia McCormick is an American journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults. She has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award.

  • Goat Days

    Goat Days

    by Benyamin
    Rs 400 Rs 320 20 %

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    Najeeb s dearest wish is to work in the Gulf and earn enough money to send back home. He achieves his dream only to be propelled by a series of incidents, grim and absurd, into a slave-like existence herding goats in the middle of the Saudi desert. Memories of the lush, verdant landscape of his village and of his loving family haunt Najeeb whose only solace is the companionship of goats. In the end, the lonely young man contrives a hazardous scheme to escape his desert prison. Goat Days was published to acclaim in Malayalam and became a bestseller. One of the brilliant new talents of Malayalam literature, Benyamin s wry and tender telling transforms this strange and bitter comedy of Najeeb s life in the desert into a universal tale of loneliness and alienation.

     

    About the Author

    Benyamin is a writer and novelist of Indian origin. Abeesagin, Euthanasia, EMSum Penkuttiyum, and Penmarattam are a few of his other published works. Benyamin was born in the year 1971, in Kerala, with the birth name Benny Daniel. He has been writing for various Malayalam publications since the age of 20. He moved to the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1992 and has been living there ever since. An engineer by profession, he works in an electro-mechanical company as a project coordinator.

  • An Obedient Father

    An Obedient Father

    by Akhil Sharma
    Rs 640 Rs 540 16 %

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    An inspector for the physical education department in the Delhi school system, Ram Karan supports his widowed daughter, Anita and eight-year-old granddaughter, Asha, by collecting bribes for a Congress party boss. On the eve of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, one reckless act bares the lifetime of violence and sexual shame behind his dingy public career and traps him in a farcical, but terrifying, political campaign. An astonishing character study, a portrait of a family and a country tormented by the past, An Obedient Father recalls Dostoevsky’s guilt-ridden anti-heroes. Corrosive, funny, and frightening, this is a stunning delight.

     

    About the Author

    Akhil Sharma’s debut novel, An Obedient Father, won the 2001 PEN/Hemingway Award. His most recent novel is Family Life. He has also published stories in, among others, the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Best American Short Stories anthology. He lives in New York.

  • A LITTLE LIFE

    A LITTLE LIFE

    by Hanya Yanagihara
    Rs 1118 Rs 950 16 %

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    Binding: paperback

    Publisher: Picador

    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome - but that will define his life forever.

     

    About the Author

    Hanya Yanagihara is an American novelist and travel writer of Hawaiian ancestry. Her first novel, The People in the Trees, based on the real-life case of the virologist Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, was widely praised as one of the best novels of 2013.

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    by Alice Walker
    Rs 638 Rs 540 16 %

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    Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves. 'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read ... it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry.

     

    About the Author

    Alice Malsenior Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. 

  • Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You

    Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You

    by Alice Munro
    Rs 638 Rs 540 16 %

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    A remarkable early collection of stories by alice munro, the bestselling author of dear life, and one of the greatest fiction writers of our time. 'alice munro's stories are miraculous' sunday times 'no one else can - or should be allowed to - write like the great alice munro' julian barnes 'she sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted' daily telegraph 'read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last' observer 'she's the most savage writer i've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive' jeffrey eugenides.

     

    About the Author

    Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven previous books.During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Prize, the National Book Circle Critics Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. In Canada, she has won the Governor General's Award, the Giller Prize, the Trillium Book Award, and the Libris Award.Alice Munro and her husband divide their time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.

  • Purity

    Purity

    by Jonathan Franzen
    Rs 1278 Rs 1020 21 %

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    Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland and that her relationship with her mother - her only family - is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name or how she'll ever have a normal life. Enter the Germans. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with the Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world including, Pip hopes, the secret of her origins. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn't understand and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong. Jonathan Franzen's Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity and murder. He has imagined a world of vividly original characters - Californians and East Germans, good parents and bad parents, journalists and leakers - and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes.

     

    About the Author

    Jonathan Franzen is the author of four other novels, most recently The Corrections and Freedom and five works of non-fiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Kunste and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

  • Trigger Warning

    Trigger Warning

    by Neil Gaiman
    Rs 798 Rs 670 17 %

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    In this new volume, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction-stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013-as well as BLACK DOG, a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.

    Trigger Warning is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explores the realm of experience and emotion. In Adventure Story-a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane-Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die. His social media experience A Calendar of Tales are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year-stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother's Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey. And Click-Clack the Rattlebag explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we're all alone in the darkness.

    A writer whose creative genius is unparalleled, Gaiman entrances with his literary alchemy, transporting us deep into the realm of imagination, where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent. Trigger Warning engages the mind, stirs the heart, and shakes the soul. Neil Gaiman is one of the most original and popular literary artists of our day.

     

    About the Author

     

    Neil Gaiman is the author of over thirty acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including AMERICAN GODS, STARDUST, CORALINE and THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. His most recent novel for adults, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE was highly acclaimed, appeared on the hardback and paperback Sunday Times bestseller lists and won several awards, including being voted Book of the Year in the National Book Awards 2013: 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris.

    The recipient of numerous literary honours, Neil Gaiman's work has been adapted for film, television and radio. He has written scripts for Doctor Who, collaborated with authors and illustrators including Terry Pratchett, Dave McKean and Chris Riddell, and THE SANDMAN is established as one of the classic graphic novels. As George R R Martin says: 'There's no one quite like Neil Gaiman.'

    Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.

  • Dance Dance Dance

    Dance Dance Dance

    by Haruki Murakami
    Rs 799 Rs 640 20 %

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    High-class call girls billed to Mastercard. A psychic 13-year-old dropout with a passion for Talking Heads. A hunky matinee idol doomed to play dentists and teachers. A one-armed beach-combing poet, an uptight hotel clerk and one very bemused narrator caught in the web of advanced capitalist mayhem. Combine this offbeat cast of characters with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose and out comesDance Dance Dance.

     

    About the Author

    Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul

  • Killing Monica

    Killing Monica

    by Candace Bushnell
    Rs 798 Rs 640 20 %

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    In Killing Monica Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame and even the meaning of life itself, when a famous writer must resort to faking her own death in order to get her life back from her most infamous creation - Monica. With her trademark humour and style, Killing Monica is Bushnell's sharpest, funniest book to date.This is Bushnell at her best - full of mordant wit, casual sex and highly conspicuous consumption.

     

    About the Author

    Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling novelist whose first book, Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series. Bushnell captured the country's attention with Sex and the City by breaking down the bedroom doors of New York City's rich and beautiful to expose true contemporary stories of sex, love and relationships. The book introduced the nation to "modelizers," "toxic bachelors" and the women who are looking for Mr. Big as they glide in and out of a star-studded social scene. With Four Blondes (2000), Bushnell gave readers another uncensored look into the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite. In each of this book's four linked novellas, Bushnell uses wry humor and frank portrayals of love and lust to deliver clever, hilarious and socially relevant portraits of women in New York City. Four Blondes was a critical and commercial hit. And the successes of Sex and the City and Four Blondes created high demand for a new genre of fiction; the chick-lit phenomenon had begun. Bushnell's third novel, Trading Up (2003) is a wickedly funny social satire about a lingerie model whose reach exceeds her grasp and whose new-found celebrity has gone to her head. The book takes place in the months leading up to 9/11, and portrays an era of wearily decadent society in New York. A sharply observant, keenly funny comedy of manners Trading Up is Bushnell at her most sassy and entertaining; this novel caused the The New York Times to call Bushnell "the philosopher queen of a social scene." A movie of Trading Up is currently in production at Lifetime Television. In Lipstick Jungle (2005), her fourth novel, Bushnell explores assumptions about gender roles in family and career. The book follows three high-powered friends as they weather the ups and downs of lives lived at the top of their game. Salon called Bushnell's work "ahead of the curve" Once again, with Lipstick Jungle, Bushnell captured the paradigm of a new breed of career woman facing modern challenges and choices. Lipstick Jungle became the basis for the popular drama on NBC, currently in its second season, and starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, Lindsay Price and Andrew McCarthy. Bushnell serves as an executive producer on the show. Bushnell's new novel, One Fifth Avenue, is a modern-day story of old and new money, the always combustible mix that Edith Wharton mastered in her novels about New York's Gilded Age and that F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminated in his Jazz Age tales. Bushnell's New Yorkers suffer the same passions as those fictional Manhattanites from eras past: thirst for power, for social prominence, and for marriages that are successful-at least to the public eye. "Here are bloggers and bullies, misfits and misanthropes, dear hearts and black hearts, dogfights and catty squalls spun into a darkly humorous chick-lit saga," says Publisher's Weekly. Through her books and television series, Bushnell's work has influenced and defined two generations of women. She is the winner of the 2006 Matrix Award for books (other winners include Joan Didion and Amy Tan), and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award. Bushnell grew up in Connecticut and attended Rice University and New York University. She currently resides in Manhattan.

  • Pleasure Seekers

    Pleasure Seekers

    by Tishani Doshi
    Rs 560 Rs 450 20 %

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    August, 1968: Babo Patel arrives in London from Madras, with curly hair, jhill mill teeth and dreams of becoming a success. When he meets the beautiful, auburn-haired Sian Jones, he falls in love instantly. She, like him, is in search of something bigger than what the home she left behind can offer. But when Babo's parents learn of his intention to marry 'some girl from God knows where' he is given an ultimatum: he can only marry Sian if they agree to live in Madras for two years before returning to London. As the years pass by, the calamities, quirks and heartaches of first love, lost innocence, and old age unfold across cultures and generations of this mixed-up family in a topsy-turvy world.

     

    About the Author

    Tishani Doshi is a poet and dancer based in Madras, India. Her first collection of poetry, Countries of the Body, won the Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection in 2006. The Pleasure Seekers is her first novel.

  • Land Where I Flee

    Land Where I Flee

    by Prajwal Parajuly
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    Prajwal Parajuly only Asian on the shortlist of 2013 Dylan Thomas prize for literature, the first novel from one of South Asian Fiction's brightest young talents. Three Westernized siblings return to their Himalayan hometown but a game of happy families is far from on the Cards to commemorate Chitralekha Nepauney's Chaurasi her landmark 84th birthday Chitralekha's grandchildren are travelling to Gangtok to pay their respects. Agastaya is flying in from New York. Although a successful oncologist at only thirty-three he is dreading his family's inquisition into why he is not married and terrified that the reason for his bachelordom will be discovered. Joining him are Manasa and Bhagwati, coming from London and Colorado respectively. One the Oxford-educated achiever, the other the disgraced eloper one moneyed but miserable, the other ostracized but optimistic. All three harbour the same dual objective, to emerge from the celebrations with their grandmother's blessing and their nerves intact, a goal that will become increasingly impossible thanks to a mischievous maid and a fourth, uninvited guest.

     

    About the Author

    Prajwal Parajuly - the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother - divides his time between New York and Oxford, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity.

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    The Girl in the Spider's Web

    by David Lagercrantz
    Rs 958 Rs 760 21 %

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    She is the girl with the dragon tattoo. Lisbeth Salander. An uncompromising misfit whose burning sense of injustice and talent for investigation will never respect boundaries of state or status. He is a campaigning journalist. Mikael Blomkvist. A lone wolf whose integrity and championing of the truth bring him time and again to the brink of unemployment - and prosecution. The call comes in late at night: a superhacker has gained access to critical, top secret U.S. intelligence. Blomkvist knows only one person who could crack the best security systems in the world. This case has all the hallmarks of Salander. She is accused of acting without reason, taking risks just because she can, but though they have lost touch, Blomkvist knows Lisbeth better than that. There must be something deeper at the heart of this - maybe even the scoop that Millennium magazine so desperately needs for its survival. A tangled web of truth that someone is prepared to kill to protect.

     

    About the Author

    David Lagercrantz was born in 1962, and is an acclaimed author and journalist. As well as numerous biographies (including the internationally bestselling I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for which he was the ghostwriter) he has written four novels, of which this is the first to be translated into English. In December 2013 it was announced that he would write a continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

  • Aadha Joon

    Aadha Joon

    by Jhalak Subedi
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    पञ्चायती व्यवस्थाको उत्कर्षमा नेपालको राजनीतिक आन्दोलनमा संलग्न युवाले गरेको उत्सर्गको कथामा आधारित राजनीतिक उपन्यास हो ‘आधा जून’ । २०३६ सालको विद्यार्थी आन्दोलन र तत्कालीन नेकपा मालेको राजनीतिमा संलग्न निम्नमध्यमवर्गीय परिवारमा जन्मेको युवाको जीवनमार्फत उपन्यासले नेपाली समाजको पिँधमा परेका सर्वसाधारणले राज्यबाट भोगेको तिरस्कार र अपमान, ग्रामिण समाजमा रहेको शक्तिसम्बन्ध केलाएको छ । 
    इतिहास र स्वैरकल्पनाको दोसाँध तथा पोखरा वरपरको आञ्चलिक भाषामा लेखिएको यो उपन्यास नेकपा मालेको गठन, विकास र त्यसको अवरोहका यात्री बनेका अनेक मानिसको त्याग, समर्पण र राजनीतिले उजाड बनाएका मानिसको जीवन्त अभिलेख हो । 
     
    About the Author
    झलक सुवेदी राजनीतिक विश्लेषक तथा मुल्यांकन मासिकका पूर्वसम्पादक हुन् । उनको ‘ब्रिटिश साम्राज्यको नेपाली मोहरा’ पुस्तक प्रकाशित छ । 
  • Aunt Julia And The Scriptwriter

    Aunt Julia And The Scriptwriter

    by Mario Vargas Llosa
    Rs 880 Rs 750 15 %

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    Aunt Julia And The Scriptwriter is a story of an 18-year old aspiring writer and his affair with a 32-year old divorcee. The story is drawn from the life of the author and includes real life instances that are mixed with fictitious accounts. Mario is a young man living in Lima, Peru and working in a Panamericana radio station as a news bulletin writer. During his stay in the city with his aunt, he meets her sister, Julia, who has recently ended her marriage. After initial hiccups, the two become good friends and even move on to become romantically involved with one another. In parallel to the budding romance, readers are also familiarised with a Bolivian scriptwriter named Pedro who is hired by the same radio station that Mario works in, to write serials. As the relationship between Mario and Julia gains momentum and complexity, the rise and fall of Pedro reveals the artistic environment of the era. Aunt Julia And The Scriptwriter is an engrossing tale of unconventional romances, the artistic process and the life of an ordinary person during the 50’s in Peru.

     

    About the Author

    MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1936. In 1958 he earned a scholarship to study in Madrid, and later he lived in Paris. His first story collection, The Cubs and Other Stories, was published in 1959. Vargas Llosa's reputation grew with the publication in 1963 of The Time of the Hero, a controversial novel about the politics of his country. The Peruvian military burned a thousand copies of the book. He continued to live abroad until 1980, returning to Lima just before the restoration of democratic rule. A man of politics as well as literature, Vargas Llosa served as president of PEN International from 1977 to 1979, and headed the government commission to investigate the massacre of eight journalists in the Peruvian Andes in 1983.

  • All the Light We Cannot See

    All the Light We Cannot See

    by Anthony Doerr
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    A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. 'Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.’ For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth.In this magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

     

    About the Author

    Anthony Doerr is the author of four books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome and Memory Wall. Doerr's short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. He has won the Rome Prize, and shared the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award with Jonathan Safran Foer. In 2007 Granta placed Doerr on its list of the "21 Best Young American novelists." Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

  • Bigyan Katha

    Bigyan Katha

    by SaruBhakta
    Rs 298 Rs 240 20 %

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    उपन्यास होस् या गजल, नाटक होस् या कविता, संस्मरण होस् या निबन्ध— सबै विधामा उनले हात चलाएका छन् । नेपाली विज्ञान कथा फाँटको त उनी एक्ला नक्षत्र हुन् । पुस्तकमा संगृहीत उनका कथा स्वैरकल्पना, गहन अन्तर्दृष्टिले समृद्ध बनेका छन् । तिनले पाठकलाई विचित्रको वैज्ञानिक, स्वैरकाल्पनिक संसारमा लैजान्छन्, विज्ञानले ल्याएका चरम उन्नति र विसंगतिका कुरा उठाउँछन् । यथार्थिक आख्यानमात्र पढ्न बाध्य नेपाली साहित्यका पाठकले यी कथामा छुट्टै स्वाद पाउनेछन् । 
     
    About the Author
    ‘पागलबस्ती’ उपन्यासका लागि मदन पुरस्कार प्राप्त गरेका सरुभक्त समकालीन नेपाली साहित्यिक वृत्तका उत्कृष्ट साहित्यकार हुन् । 
  • Brishav Vadh

    Brishav Vadh

    by Narayan Dhakal
    Rs 325 Rs 260 20 %

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    वृषभ वध काठमाडौंको उत्तरपूर्वी गाउँमा घटेको पचास वर्षअघिको कथा हो । उपन्यासको केन्द्रमा किशोर देवेन्द्र शर्मा र डढेसाँढेको मित्रता तथा सङ्घर्षको कथा छ । एउटा साँढेको कृत्यलाई लिएर कसरी स्थानीयदेखि केन्द्रीय राज्य प्रशासन र राजनीति प्रभावित भए र तिनले त्यो घटनालाई आफूअनुकूल कसरी प्रयोग गरे भन्ने कुराको उपन्यासमा रोचक वर्णन छ । दुई परिवारको आपसी टकराव र तिक्ततापछि उब्जने राजनीतिक दाउपेचको पनि कथा हो यो । 
     
    About the Author
    सुपरिचित आख्यानकार नारायण ढकालको कविता, निबन्ध र माक्र्सवादी सौन्दर्यशास्त्रमा समेत दख्खल छ । उनी राजनीतिक टिप्पणीकारका रुपमा पनि चर्चित छन् । यसअघि उनका तीन उपन्यास, पाँच कथा सङ्ग्रह, दुई बालकथा सङ्ग्रह, दुई निबन्ध सङ्ग्रह र दुई अनुवाद कृति प्रकाशित छन् । उनका निबन्ध सङ्ग्रह शोकमग्न यात्री र कथा सङ्ग्रह इन्द्रजाल फाइनप्रिन्टबाट प्रकाशित छन् ।
  • Chuli

    Chuli

    by Sarubhakta
    Rs 150 Rs 120 20 %

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    हिमाल आरोहणको इतिवृत्तभन्दा अमिल्दो नलाग्ने ‘चुली’ यथार्थमा मानवीय जिगीषा र जिजीविषाहरूको साहसिक अभियानको राम्रो अभिलेख भइदिएको छ । आरोहण खतराको चुनौती स्विकार्ने साहस, सगरमाथा आरोहीको रोमाञ्चक अनुभव र अद्भुत भोगाइको सजीव आलेख रोचक छ र आकर्षक पनि । 
    प्राकृतिक छवि अंकित गर्ने दृष्टिले मात्र होइन, सग।माथाको विकरालता, जोखिम, दुर्घटना, आशंकित मृत्यु आदिको अनुभूति । र दुर्लंघ्य सगरमाथाको भौगोलिकता, आरोहण वृत्तान्त, त्यस सम्बन्धी प्राविधिक ज्ञान, वायुमण्डलीय चाप, आरोहणमा प्रयोग हुने औजार, दुर्गम स्थलका नाम आदिको जानकारीले ‘चुली’ एक गैरपर्वतारोहीको आरोहण लघुउपन्यास हो भनेर सायदै कसैलाई लाग्ला । 
     
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    सरुभक्त अब्बल निबन्धकार, कथाकार, कवि, नाटककार तथा उपन्यासकार हुन् । ‘एक अभिनवको आत्मकथा’, ‘समय त्रासदी’, ‘तरुनी खेती’लगायत उनका तीन दर्जनभन्दा बढी पुस्तक प्रकाशित छन् । उनको उपन्यास ‘पागल बस्ती’ले २०४९ सालको मदन पुरस्कार पाएको थियो । 
  • A Walk To Remember

    A Walk To Remember

    by Nicholas Sparks
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    Love between two people who are so different from each other has always been a favourite story for romance readers around the globe. Nicholas Sparks pens his third love story called A Walk To Remember.The story is from the perspective of a 17-year-old high school senior boy named Landon Carter. Landon, upon finding no other girl to go to the prom with, asks a girl named Jamie to go with him. He wasn't too happy to go out with her because she was a religious girl who took her bible everywhere she went. At the end of the night, he admitted that it was the best date he had ever had.Jamie takes their friendship forward by asking Landon to perform in their school's production with her. Even though he isn't initially enthusiastic about it, he grows to enjoy spending time with her. He learns that she helps out at the orphanage and finds himself wanting to help out too. After the success of their school production, he realises that he is in love with her. Will he confess his love to her? If he does, will she accept him?

     

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    Nicholas Sparks is an American writer. He has written eighteen novels, and including the current title, several of his works: The Notebook, The Last Song, Nights in Rodanthe and The Lucky One among them, have been adapted into films.After trying a variety of jobs, he turned to selling pharmaceuticals in Washington D.C., where he met his literary agent who picked up The Notebook and Sparks began his writing career.

  • Catch-22

    Catch-22

    by Joseph Heller
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    In the wake of World War II, Captain John Yossarian is a bombardier in the 256th Squadron of the Army Air Forces located on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea. The squadron has been assigned to bomb enemy posts in eastern France and Italy. But in a raid over Avignon in July, a comrade gets killed during a bombing run, leaving Yossarian in severe trauma. Yossarian tries his best to stay on the ground and far away from flying as possible. While time passes, many men are sent home for rest and recovery - more men around Yossarian succumb to violent deaths. Yossarian only wishes to survive the war as he is convinced that everyone from the Germans to his superior officers are attempting to kill him. He plans to return home after his last mission due to the dangers involved, but Colonel Cathcart assigns more and more missions for him and his men in his squadron. Will Yossarian find a way to escape this mad world he is stuck in? Or will he find his way at the bottom of a bloody grave?Joseph Heller's Catch-22 does not drift in any chronological order, rather it involves constant flashbacks. The novel focuses on the narrative present and the story fragmented between a myriad of characters. The book is embellished with Yossarian's feelings and actions regarding the death of his comrade. An untamed, shocking, touching, farcical, raging and intoxicating ride through the depths of war, Catch-22 is a monumental literary piece of work. It was published on 20th October, 1994.

     

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    Born on May 1st, 1923, in Coney Island Brooklyn, Joseph Heller is a short story writer, playwright and satirical novelist. He graduated from the Abraham Lincoln High School in 1941 and then worked as a blacksmith's apprentice, filing clerk and messenger boy. By next year, he enrolled in the U. S. Army Air Corps. On his return, he studied English at NYU and the University of Southern California. Heller obtained his M.A. in English from Columbia University in 1949. He also taught dramatic writing and fiction at Yale and over the years has written several books and novels.

  • Dubliners

    Dubliners

    by James Joyce
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    'Snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves.' From a child grappling with the death of a fallen priest, to a young woman's dilemma over whether to elope to Argentina with her lover, to the dance party at which a man discovers just how little he really knows about his wife, these fifteen stories bring the gritty realism of existence in Joyce's native Dublin to life.

     

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    James Joyce was born in Dublin on 2 February 1882, the eldest of ten children in a family which, after brief prosperity, collapsed into poverty. He was none the less educated at the best Jesuit schools and then at University College, Dublin, and displayed considerable academic and literary ability. Although he spent most of his adult life outside Ireland, Joyce's psychological and fictional universe is firmly rooted in his native Dublin, the city which provides the settings and much of the subject matter for all his fiction. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922) and its controversial successor Finnegans Wake (1939), as well as the short story collection Dubliners (1914) and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). James Joyce died in Zürich, on 13 January 1941.

  • Freedom

    Freedom

    by Jonathan Franzen
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    Freedom is an American English novel. The book follows the life and times of several members of the Berglund family, including their friends and close relatives. Spread across many years of the last decade of the twentieth century, the book narrates and examines the often troubled relationships between the family members, their friends and lovers. The Berglunds are a family that is considered to be the ideal example of the middle class. They are one of the first families to shift back to the urban life of St Paul, Minnesota after years of migration of white families to the suburban lifestyle. The Berglunds are headed by Walter, a lawyer and his wife Patty, a pretty homemaker who has a distinct, self - deprecating sense of humour. They have a daughter, Jessica and a son, Joey. Joey is highly independent, with a keen interest in money making. The book chronicles the life of this seemingly normal and ideal family. The first section of the book follows their lives in this urban neighborhood. As the book moves on, it develops into a sort of autobiography as narrated by Patty, which recollects her youth and her relationship with her parents. It story progresses to their present, when her marriage with Walter is slowly crumbling and tells of the recent incidents that have led to it. This edition of Freedom has been published in paperback by Fourth Estate in 2011.

     

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    Freedom has been written by Jonathan Franzen. Franzen is an American novelist, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and an American National Book Award winner. He has written many novels and articles, in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. His other famous books include the Corrections, Farther Away, How to Be Alone and the Discomfort Zone.

     

  • House Of Leaves

    House Of Leaves

    by Mark Z Danielewski
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    Johnny Truant wild and troubled sometime employee in a LA tattoo parlour, finds a notebook kept by Zampano, a reclusive old man found dead in a cluttered apartment. Herein is the heavily annotated story of the Navidson Report.
    Will Navidson, a photojournalist, and his family move into a new house. What happens next is recorded on videotapes and in interviews. Now the Navidsons are household names. Zampano, writing on loose sheets, stained napkins, crammed notebooks, has compiled what must be the definitive work on the events on Ash Tree Lane.
    But Johnny Truant has never heard of the Navidson Record. Nor has anyone else he knows. And the more he reads about Will Navidson's house, the more frightened he becomes. Paranoia besets him. The worst part is that he can't just dismiss the notebook as the ramblings of a crazy old man. He's starting to notice things changing around him . . .
    Immensely imaginative. Impossible to put down. Impossible to forget. House of Leaves is thrilling, terrifying and unlike anything you have ever read before.

     

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    Mark Z. Danielewski, son of a film director who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival, grew up in Utah, is in his mid-thirties and was educated at Harvard, where he was taught by Harold Bloom. He attended the most prestigious film school in America at the University of Southern California and has written a number of screenplays. His sister, Poe, is a cult rock star in the States.

  • Kaayakalpa

    Kaayakalpa

    by Kalpana Bantawa
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    “मान्छेले जे बाँच्यो त्यो जीवन होइन, बरू यसबारे अरुलाई के बताइन्छ, कसरी बताइन्छ भन्ने चाहिँ जीवन हो ।” गाब्रियल गार्सिया मार्खेजको यो बोली मानसिकतामा टाँसेर आफ्नो अतीत, आ फ्नो कथालाई कलात्मक शैलीमा वर्णन गरेकी छ उपन्यासकी प्रमुख पात्र कायाले । सिद्धान्त र वादहरुका सस्त्र नभिरेकी कायाजस्ती काँतर नारीको पनि बेजोड कथा हुँदोरैछ । उसले चट्टानजस्तो हैन पानीजस्तो जीवन भोगी । परिस्थिति र परिबन्दले जस्तो जस्तो भाँडोमा राखे, त्यस्तै त्यस्तै आकार बनिदिई । प्रेमका लागि धेरै सङ्घर्ष गरी । तर उसलाई प्रेमले सधैं धोका दिइरह्यो, नियतिले सधैं हराइरह्यो । त्यही हारको कथा हो— कायाकल्प । 
     
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    त्रिवि शिक्षण अस्पतालकी स्टाफ नर्स कल्पना बान्तवाका कथा, कविता, निबन्ध तथा संस्मरण कान्तिपुर, नागरिक आदि अखबारमा प्रकाशित छन् । ‘कायाकल्प’ उनको पहिलो उपन्यास हो ।

     

  • Karnali Blues

    Karnali Blues

    by Buddhisagar
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    छोराको आँखाबाट पिताको सङ्घर्ष देखाउने उपन्यास हो कर्नाली ब्लुज । सानो छँदा आफ्ना पितालाई संसारकै सबभन्दा ज्ञानी र बलवान् ठान्ने छोराले आफ्नो हुर्काइसँगै आफ्ना पिताबारे धारणाहरु फेर्दै जान्छ । उपन्यासको कथा सुदूर तराईको गाउँ मटेरादेखि कटासे बजार हुँदै पहाड कालिकोटसम्म गाँसिन्छ । चन्द्रे, ममता दिदी, भागीराम, बाटु, शिवशङ्कर, सद्धाम, एकराज, जरीलाल, मन्दिरे र छोट्कु जस्ता फरक परिवेश र फरक समाजका पात्रले उपन्यासको कथा गाँस्दै लैजान्छन् । उपन्यासमा बाल्यकालका बिठ्याँइहरु छन्, र छन् फरकफरक पात्रका मन छुने कथाहरु । उपन्यासमा कैयौं दृश्य हास्यप्रधान छन् त कैयौं ह्दय छुने । 
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    बुद्धिसागर सशक्त कवि तथा उपन्यासकार हुन् । उनको ‘बुद्धिसागरका कविता’ संग्रह प्रकाशित छ भने दोस्रो उपन्यास ‘फिरफिरे’ हो । 
     
  • Karodau Kasturi

    Karodau Kasturi

    by Amar Neupane
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    म त्यो दिन सम्झन्छु, जुन बेला भर्खर मेरो ओठमाथि जुँगारेखी बसेको थियो । प्वाल परेको टेनिस सुज लगाएर दिनभरि ज्याला नलिइकन सडक नाप्दै हिँड्थें । कहाँ जाने, कता पुग्ने ? कुनै लक्ष्य थिएन । मान्छेहरुले मलाई बरालिएको आवारा केटो भन्थे । त्यसबखत म आफैलाई पनि लाग्थ्यो, यो संसारमा मजस्तो काम नलाग्ने मान्छे कोही छैन होला । बिनाउद्देश्य, बिनालक्ष्य हिँड्दै जाँदा एक दिन रङ्गमञ्चमा पाइला टेक्न पुगें । रङ्गमञ्चले पनि मजस्तै मान्छे खोजेको रहेछ क्यारे । रङ्गमञ्चले मलाई कहिल्यै पनि छोड्दै छोडेन । यसले मलाई सबैथोक दियो र हरिवंश बनाइदियो ।
    यो उपन्यास मञ्च नपाएका सम्पूर्ण हरिवंशहरुको कथा हो । मलाई पात्रबिम्ब बनाएर कसैले उपन्यास लेख्ला भन्ने लागेको थिएन । यो उपन्यास ती करोडौं कस्तूरीहरुका लागि महत्वपूर्ण हुनेछ, जो आफ्नो जीवनको सुगन्ध थाहा नपाएर भौंतारिइहेका छन् ।
    — हरिवंश आचार्य, कलाकार
     
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    अमर न्यौपानेको पहिलो आख्यान ‘पानीको घाम’ले २०६६ सालको पद्मश्री साहित्य सम्मान तथा बालकथा सङ्ग्रह ‘कलिलो मन’ले २०६७ सालको पारिजात बालसाहित्य पाण्डुलिपि पुरस्कार प्राप्त गरेको छ । उनको उपन्यास ‘सेतो धरती’ले मदन पुरस्कार (२०६८), रामराज पन्त पुरस्कार (२०६८), अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय नेपाली साहित्य समाज सर्वोत्कृष्ट पुस्तक पुरस्कार (२०११–१२) प्राप्त गरेको छ ।
  • Khabuj

    Khabuj

    by Benyamin
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    दुईचार वर्ष खाडीतिर काम गरेर घरको ऋण तिर्ने, घरमा एउटा कोठा थप्ने, अनि श्रीमतीको पेटमा हुर्कंदै गरेको बच्चाको लालनपालनलाई चाहिने पैसा कमाएर घर फर्कने— नजिबको सपना यत्ति हो । खाडी जाने उसको सपना पूरा त हुन्छ, तर दुर्भाग्यले उसलाई पुर्याउँछ अनकन्टार साउदी मरूभूमिको बाख्रा फार्ममा । त्यहीँ सुरू हुन्छ उसको बँधुवा मजदुर दैनिकी । आफ्नो घरगाउँ, परिवारको सम्झना दबाएर उराठ मरूभूमिमा खुला आकाशलाई घर र बाख्रालाई आफन्त मान्नु उसको नियति बन्छ । अन्ततः त्यस नियतिबाट उम्कन उसले तय गर्छ एउटा कष्टकर यात्रा । नजिबको जीवन–प्रेम, ईश्वर–आस्था र आत्मविश्वास झिनामसिना ठक्करमा पनि हरेस खानेहरुका लागि प्रेरणा हुन सक्छ ।
     
  • Kopila Ashram

    Kopila Ashram

    by Rramesh Koirala
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    कुनै पनि आवरणका द्वन्द्व, युद्ध, क्रान्ति वा सशस्त्र आन्दोलन — सबैले राजनीतिक परिवर्तन नल्याउन सक्छन् । तर हरेक द्वन्द्वले घरहरू भत्काउँछ । कोही एक्लो हुन्छ, कसैले बा गुमाउँछ, कसैले आमा, कसैले छोरा त कसैले छोरी । जे होस्, कसैले अभीष्ट पूरा
    गर्दागर्दै अर्को कसैले ‘घर’ हराउँछ । यसरी घर हराएका मानिसको नयाँ ‘घर’ कोपिला आश्रम र त्यसका सञ्चालक हरिरामजीको सफलताको कथा हो यो । कोपिला आश्रम अरु केही नभएर टुहुरा बालबालिकालाई आश्रय दिने नाममा पश्चिमा मुलुकतिर पठाउने संस्था हो । कथाको केन्द्रमा छन् हरेरामजी, जो थोरबहुत शिक्षित र खराब पृष्ठभूमिका छन् । कोपिला आश्रममा ल्याइएर विदेश पठाइएका हरेक बालबालिकाको उनी अभिलेख राख्छन्, जसबाट हामी ति बालबालिका कसरी टुहुरा भए भन्ने पूर्वकथा थाहा पाउन सक्छौं ।
     
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    गङ्गालाल ह्दय केन्द्रसँग आबद्ध रामेश कोइराला मुटु विशेषज्ञ हुन् । उनको संस्मरण ‘आमाको मुटु’  यसअघि प्रकाशित भइसकेको छ ।
     
  • Loo

    Loo

    by Nayan Raj Pandey
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    लू नयनराज पाण्डेको पाँचौं उपन्यास हो । समकालीन नेपाली आख्यानमा पाण्डेले यथार्थबोधको नयाँ आयाम खडा गरेका छन् । उनका आख्यानकृतिमा यस युगको क्रूरता र संवेदना मर्मस्पर्शी र चित्रमय भाषामा वर्णन गरिएको हुन्छ । कथालाई सरल र सहज तरिकाले भन्न सक्नु पाण्डेको विशेषता हो । उनको आख्यान कला उलार उपन्यास र निदाएँ जगदम्बा जस्ता कथाकृतिमा उजागर भएको छ ।
    यस उपन्यासमा भारतसित सीमा जोडिएको एउटा गाउँमा घटिरहने अमानवीय र आपराधिक गतिविधि, भोक र प्राकृतिक प्रकोपसित युगौंदेखि जारी सङ्घर्ष, आर्थिक र राजनीतिक स्वार्थको टकराव अनि त्यसबीच हुर्किरहेको सुकोमल प्रेम र सामाजिक सद्भावलाई नजिकबाट अनुभव गर्न पाइन्छ ।
    लू नेपालको दक्षिणी सीमावर्ती क्षेत्रको अभिलेख–कथा हो । 
     
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    नयनराज पाण्डे अग्रणी आख्यानकारमा पर्छन् । समकालीन नेपाली आख्यानमा उनले यथार्थबोधको नयाँ आयाम खडा गरेका छन् । उनका तीन कथासङ्ग्रह र सात उपन्यास प्रकाशित छन् । 
  • Love Stories that Touched my Heart

    Love Stories that Touched my Heart

    by Ravinder Singh
    Rs 224 Rs 180 20 %

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    We've all experienced the first flush of love and remember the lingering fragrance of it. For ages Love has remained one of the most cherished experiences that everyone wishes to live through at least once. Humanity, time and again, has coined many definitions to describe this beautiful emotion, but this small word is a feeling that cant simply be defined. It has to be narrated ...in the form of stories love stories. Love Stories That Touched My Heart is a collection of such stories from readers who have a tale to tell, shortlisted from over 2000 entries that were submitted in a competition conducted by Penguin India. Selected and edited by Ravinder Singh, this anthology made up of the stories that touched Ravins heart the most will make you believe that someone, somewhere, is made for you.

     

    About the Author

    Ravinder Singh is a bestselling author. I Too Had a Love Story, his debut novel, is his own story that has touched millions of hearts. Can Love Happen Twice? is Ravinders second novel. After spending most of his life in Burla, a very small town in western Orissa, Ravinder has finally settled down in Chandigarh. He is an MBA from the renowned India School of Business and is presently working with a prominent multinational company. Ravinder loves playing snooker in his free time. He is crazy about Punjabi music and loves dancing to its beat.

  • Mistika

    Mistika

    by Kumar Nagarkoti
    Rs 499 Rs 450 10 %

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    स्वप्निल र सर्रियल लेखनलाई आर्टवर्कमार्फत् प्रस्तुत गर्दै ‘मेनस्ट्रिम–माफिया’ बन्न पुगेका कुमार नगरकोटी आफ्नै चामत्कारिक भाषाका ब्रान्डेड लेखक हुन् । मोक्षान्तः काठमान्डु फिभर, फोसिल, अक्षरगञ्ज र कोमा: अ पोलिटिकल सेक्स उनका प्रकाशित कथाख्यान र नाट्यकृति हुन् । ब्ल्याक फ्यान्टासी, मिस्टिसिज्म र सर्रियलिज्मको ककटेल केमेस्ट्री मिस्टिका उनको पहिलो उपन्यास हो । 
  • Phirphire

    Phirphire

    by Buddhisagar
    Rs 542 Rs 434 20 %

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    वसन्तले एकदिन अचानक खबर पाउँछ, उसको गाउँको पुरानो घर भत्किँदैछ । अन्तिमपल्ट भए पनि आफ्नो घर हेर्न ऊ १६ वर्षपछि बाँसबारी फर्किन्छ ।
    र, सुरू हुन्छ, ऊ सधैं भागिरहने अतीतको यात्रा । बाल्यकालको मित्रताको कथा । सामाजिक अन्धविश्वासको चक्रमा परेको उसको साथी पवनको कथा । पवनसितै गाँसिएर आउने अनेक पात्रहरुको कथा । र, ‘पोस्टकार्ड युग’को रोमान्चक गाथा ।
     
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    फिरफिरे बुद्धिसागरको दोस्रो उपन्यास हो । अत्यन्तै सरल, सहज र आकर्षक भाषामा उनले नेपाली समाजको एउटा जटिल पाटोलाई उधिन्ने कोसिस गरेका छन् । उनले हामीले वास्ता नगरेका र सुनेर बिर्सिएका कथालाई फेरि सुनाउने कोसिस गरेका छन् । र, जीवनमा स्मृतिको महङ्खव कति हुन्छ भनेर बताउने कोसिस पनि गरेका छन् ।
  • Saaya

    Saaya

    by Subin bhattarai
    Rs 300 Rs 240 20 %

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    समर लभमा केही कुरा थिए जो साँच्चै अधुरा थिए । अतीतको कोणबाट मात्र एकोहोरो लेखिएकाले केही कौतुहल र जिज्ञास बाँकी थिए । केही प्रश्न पनि थिए, जसले उत्तर माग्थे । र, उत्तरले सिक्वेल । 
    समर लभमा मुकझैं रहेकी सायाले यस उपन्यासमा आफ्नो कथा भन्छिन्, आफ्नै शब्दमा । उनको कथाले झन् धेरै प्रश्न उब्जाउँछन्, जसको उत्तर दिन उपन्यासको कठघरामा अतीत र सुस्मिता उपस्थित हुन्छन् । र, पटाक्षेप हुन्छ प्रेमका विविध रङ्गहरू । 
    मनोविज्ञान, व्यङ्ग्य र भावुकता भरिएको यो उपन्यासभित्र प्रेम गर्ने हरेकले आफैंलाई पाउनेछन् । 
     
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    ‘कथाकी पात्र’ कथासङ्ग्रह (२०६७) बाट नेपाली आख्यान क्षेत्रमा प्रवेश गरेका युवा आख्यानकार सुबिन भट्टराईको दोस्रो कृति ‘समर लभ’ (२०६९) पहिलो उपन्यास हो । ‘समर लभ’ को सिक्वेल ‘साया’ हो ।
  • Sea of Poppies

    Sea of Poppies

    by Amitav Ghosh
    Rs 798 Rs 680 15 %

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    A motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts is sailing down the Hooghly aboard the Ibis on its way to Mauritius. As they journey across the Indian Ocean old family ties are washed away and they begin to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship brothers who will build new lives for themselves in the remote islands where they are being taken. A stunningly vibrant and intensely human work, Sea of Poppies, the first book in the Ibis trilogy confirms Amitav Ghosh's reputation as a master storyteller.

     

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    Amitav Ghosh is the author of ten highly acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction which include the Booker Prize shortlisted Sea of Poppies (book one of the Ibis Trilogy), River of Smoke, The Glass Palace and The Shadow Lines. He has won numerous prizes, some of which are the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Pushcart Prize and the Grinzane Cavour Prize. He divides his time between New York and India.

  • Seto Dharti

    Seto Dharti

    by Amar Nyaupane
    Rs 375 Rs 300 20 %

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    आञ्चलिकतासँगै सुन्दर भाषामा लेखिएको ‘सेतो धरती’ एक बालविधवाको दर्दनाक कथा हो । यसमा मुख्य पात्र ‘तारा’ ले अठहत्तर वर्षको उमेरमा जन्मदेखिको आफ्नो विडम्बनापूर्ण कथा भनेकी छन् । नेपालमा ठूलो भुइँचालो आएको वर्ष ‘नब्बे साल’ बाट आरम्भ भएको उपन्यास भुइँचालोझैं सुरू भएर भुइँचालोझैं अन्त्य हुन्छ । सामाजिक संस्कारका कारण जीवनभर अभिशप्त भएर नियतिको सजायँ भोगेकी ‘तारा’ का जीवनका विडम्बनाहरुसँग अन्य पात्रहरुको पनि विडम्बनापूर्ण कथा जोडिएर आउँछ । 
     
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    अमर न्यौपाने युवा आख्यानकार हुन् । उनको पहिलो आख्यान ‘पानीको घाम’ले २०६६ सालको पद्मश्री साहित्य सम्मान र बालकथासङ्ग्रह ‘कलिलो मन’ले २०६७ सालको पारिजात बालसाहित्य पाण्डुलिपि पुरस्कार प्राप्त गरेको थियो । यो उपन्यासले २०६८ सालको मदन पुरस्कार र रामराज पन्त स्मृति पुरस्कार प्राप्त गरेको छ । उनको पछिल्लो कृति ‘ करोडौं कस्तूरी’ हो ।
  • Seto Bagh

    Seto Bagh

    by Diamond Samshere Rana
    Rs 350 Rs 315 10 %

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    सेतो बाघ पुस्तक ऐतिहाँसिक घटनाक्रम लाइ समेटेर लेखिएको पुस्तक हो । सेतो बाघमा राणाकालिन षड्यन्त्र तथा शक्ति संघर्ष देखाइएको छ। यसमा जंगबहादुरका सन्तानहरू कसरी शक्तिबाट हटाइए भन्ने वर्णन गरिएको छ।
     
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    डायमण्‍डशमशेर राणा (१९७५(२०६७) नेपाली साहित्यकार तथा ऐतिहासिक उपन्यासकार हुन। वि.स. १९७५, आषाढ २१ गते, पाल्पामा जन्मेका यिनले नेपाली साहित्यमा राणाकालिन पृष्ठभूमिमा ऐतिहासिक उपन्यासहरू लेखेका छन्। उनको उपन्यास “बसन्ती“मा आधारित चलचित्र निर्माण भईसकेको छ भने उनका अर्को उपन्यास “सेतो बाघ“ नेपालको ऐतिहासिक उपन्यास जगतमा एक उत्कृष्ट उपन्यासको रूपमा लिने गरिन्छ।  सेतो बाघ अङ्ग्रेजी, फ्रेन्च लगायत विश्वका विभिन्न भाषामा पनि अनुवाद भएको छ।
  • Summer Love

    Summer Love

    by Subin Bhattarai
    Rs 300 Rs 240 20 %

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    सेन्ट्रल डिपार्टमेन्ट अफ इन्भायरमेन्टल सान्इन्स (सीडीईएस), कीर्तिपुर । इन्ट्रान्सको रिजल्ट हेर्न सीडीईएस पुगेको अतीतले नोटिस बोर्डमा एक नम्बरमा देख्छ एउटा नाम— साया । देखेको सायालाई होइन, नामलाई । नामैले छटपटाएको ऊ सायालाई देख्दा पानीपानी हुन्छ— उसका क्याडबरी ओठ, सेक्सी फिगर र बौद्धिकताले । अनि सुरू हुन्छ उनीहरुको दुईवर्षे कलेज रोमान्स ।
    बिस्तारै रोमान्स प्रेममा परिणत हुन्छ तर के उनीहरुको प्रेम सफल हुन्छ ?
    तन्नेरीले तन्नेरी भाषामा लेखेको तन्नेरीहरुको रमाइलो कथा हो समर लभ । यो पुस्तक पढ्दा पटक्कै झिँजो लाग्दैन । यसको भाषा सरल र कसिलो छ । यसमा कुतकुत्याउने प्रेमदेखि आँसु चुहाउने वियोगसम्मको वर्णन छ र छ हाँस्यरस ।
     
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    ‘कथाकी पात्र’ कथासङ्ग्रह (२०६७) बाट नेपाली आख्यान क्षेत्रमा प्रवेश गरेका युवा आख्यानकार सुबिन भट्टराईको दोस्रो कृति ‘समर लभ’ (२०६९) पहिलो उपन्यास हो । ‘समर लभ’को सिक्वेल ‘साया’ बजारमा उपलब्ध छ । 
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    by John Boyne
    Rs 480 Rs 390 19 %

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    Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it, he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together?

     

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    John Boyne is an Irish novelist, and has also written The Thief of Time, This House Is Haunted, The House of Special Purpose, and Stay Where You Are And Then Leave.This book was adapted into a 2008 film by Mark Herman and produced by David Heyman starring Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Amber Beattie and Rupert Friend.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

    by Mark Haddon
    Rs 638 Rs 575 10 %

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

     

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    Mark Haddon is an English novelist, best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time(2003). He won the Whitbread Award, Guardian Prize, and a Commonwealth Writers Prize for that work.Haddon was born on 26 September 1962 in Northampton, England. He was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford, where he studied English.In 1987, Haddon wrote his first children’s book, Gilbert’s Gobstopper. This was followed by many other children’s books, which were often self-illustrated.Haddon is also known for his series of Agent Z books, one of which, Agent Z and the Penguin from Mars, was made into a 1996 Children's BBC sitcom. He also wrote the screenplay for the BBC television adaptation of Raymond Briggs's story Fungus the Bogeyman, screened on BBC1 in 2004. In 2007 he wrote the BBC television drama Coming Down the Mountain.

     

  • The Guardian

    The Guardian

    by Nicholas Sparks
    Rs 472 Rs 380 20 %

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    Julia Barenson has been living a lonely life since the death of her husband. Four years later, she finds the strength in her to be able to see other men. While she sets out to test the waters, she meets Richard Franklin, a sophisticated engineer. He wines and dines her for a while, and treats her like a queen. She also finds that she has romantic thoughts about her best friend, Mike Harris. Mike may not be as refined and suave as Richard, but he is funny, loyal and has made good friends with Julia’s dog, Singer. However, she has to choose just one among them and innocently makes a choice. She does not realize the consequences of her choice until the start of a string of events that are dangerous and deadly. This is a novel about love, jealousy and obsession that will have you hooked till the end.

     

    About the Author

    Nicholas Sparks is a American novelist, screenwriter and producer. He has published seventeen novels. Eight of his novels have been made into films. These include: Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodante, Dear John, The Lucky One and Safe Haven.

     

  • The Lowland

    The Lowland

    by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Rs 640 Rs 540 16 %

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    Born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other in the Calcutta neighborhood where they grow up. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead. It is the 1960s and Udayan - charismatic and impulsive - finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement: he will risk all for what he believes. Subhash, the dutiful son, does not share his brother's political passion; he leaves home to pursue a life of scientific research in a quiet, coastal corner of America. But when Subhash learns what happened to his brother in the lowland outside their family's home, he comes back to India, hoping to pick up the pieces of a shattered family and to heal the wounds Udayan left behind - including those seared in the heart of his brother's wife. Suspenseful and piercingly intimate, The Lowland is a masterly novel of fate and will, exile and return. This is Jhumpa Lahiri at the height of her considerable powers.

     

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    Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of three previous works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake and most recently, Unaccustomed Earth. A recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, a PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2012.

     

  • The Mosquito Coast

    The Mosquito Coast

    by Paul Theroux
    Rs 800 Rs 720 10 %

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    The Mosquito Coast - winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize - is a breathtaking novel about fanaticism and a futile search for utopia from bestseller Paul Theroux. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

    Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America, he abandons civilisation and takes the family to live in the Honduran jungle. There his tortured, messianic genius keeps them alive, his hoarse tirades harrying them through a diseased and dirty Eden towards unimaginable darkness.

    'Stunning. . . exciting, intelligent, meticulously realised, artful' Victoria Glendinning, Sunday Times

    'An epic of paranoid obsession that swirls the reader headlong to deposit him on a black mudbank of horror' Christopher Wordsworth, Guardian

    'Magnificently stimulating and exciting' Anthony Burgess

     

    About the Author

    Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941. He has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including The Last Train to Zona VerdeDark Star SafariGhost Train to the Eastern StarRiding the Iron RoosterThe Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta SuiteA Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower RiverThe Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands. His most recent work is Deep South, which is published by Hamish Hamilton.

     

     

  • The Notebook

    The Notebook

    by Nicholas Sparks
    Rs 560 Rs 445 21 %

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    How far can love endure?Noah Calhoun has just returned from World War Two. Attempting to escape the ghosts of battle, he tries to concentrate on restoring an old plantation home to its former glory. And yet he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met there fourteen years before, a girl who captured his heart like no other.But when these distant memories begin to slide into reality, the passion that had lain still is ignited once more. Though so much is in their way, the miraculous force of their love refuses to fade.

     

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    Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 100 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 65 million copies in the United States alone.
    Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 by Warner Books. He followed with the novels Message in a Bottle (1998), A Walk to Remember (1999), The Rescue (2000), A Bend in the Road (2001), Nights in Rodanthe (2002), The Guardian (2003), The Wedding (2003), True Believer (2005) and its sequel, At First Sight (2005), Dear John (2006), The Choice (2007), The Lucky One (2008), The Last Song (2009), Safe Haven (2010), The Best of Me (2011), and The Longest Ride (2013), as well as the 2004 non-fiction memoir Three Weeks With My Brother, co-written with his brother Micah. His eighteenth novel, See Me, was published on October 13, 2015.

     

  • Tuin

    Tuin

    by Suresh Pranjali
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    कर्नाली नदीछेवै बगिरहेपनि जुम्लीहरु सधैं तिर्खाएरै बाँचिरहेछन् । युगौंदेखि उनीहरुलाई तिर्खा छ, विकास र शिक्षाको । तिर्खा छ, भोकमरी र पछौटेपन मेट्ने । तर तिर्खाएका तिर्खाएका जुम्लीलाई कसैले एक अँजुली पानी पनि उभाएर दिन सकेको छैन । देशमा चलेको दसवर्षे युद्ध र विकट पहाडी भेग हुनुको दोहोरो मारमा परेको जुम्ला र त्यहाँका स्थानीयको पिरलोको कथा भनिसाध्य छैन । माओवादी विद्रोहले के के कुरा दिएर गयो ? के के नदिएरै गयो ? कतिको सपना तुइनसँगै चुँडिएर झ्वाम्म कर्नालीमा सुुलुलु बगाएर गयो ? यकिन लेखाजोखा कसैसँग छैन । त्यही सेरोफेरोमा बुनिएको कथा हो, तुइन । सीपी अर्याल 
     
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    सुरेश प्राञ्जली सशक्त आख्यानकार र गीतकार हुन् । तुइन उनको पहिलो उपन्यास हो । 
  • Ullar

    Ullar

    by Nayan Raj Pandey
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    यस उपन्यासले जनताको सङ्घर्षपूर्ण जीवनको कथा मात्र भनेको छैन, यसले सीमान्त तहका जनतामा जीवित मानवीय संवेदनालाई सर्वाधिक उचाइ र महŒव दिएको छ । आञ्चलिक र प्रचलित अङ्ग्रेजी शब्दलाई समेत स्वाभाविक ढङ्गले मिसाउँदै लेखिएको यस उपन्यासले जनआन्दोलन २०४६ पछिको राजनीतिक कुरुपता राम्ररी उदाङ्गो पारिदिएको छ । 
     
    ‘उलार’को भाषा विशेष मीठो छ । पात्रहरू नेपालगञ्जको स्थानीय भाषा बोल्छन् तर पाठक प्रायः नेपाली मात्र बुझ्छन् भन्ने समस्यालाई लेखक पाण्डेले सहजसँग समाधान गरेका छन् — यी दुई भाषा र सामान्यतया प्रचलित अंग्रेजी शब्दहरूलाई स्वभाविक ढंगले मिसाएर । त्यसैले पात्रहरूका अभिव्यक्तीलाई क्लिष्ट ‘साहित्यिक’ भाषाले कतै ढाक्न पाएको छैन । र प्रेमललवाको दुनियाँ, उसका भित्री चिन्तन र बाहिरी यथार्थहरू सजीवसँग चित्रण गरिएका छन् । – मन्जुश्री थापा
     
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    नयनराज पाण्डे अब्बल उपन्यासकार र कथाकार हुन् । उनका ‘लू’, र ‘घामकीरी’ उपन्यास, तथा ‘चकलेट’ कथा संग्रह प्रकाशित छन् ।
  • Urgen ko Ghoda

    Urgen ko Ghoda

    by Yug Pathak
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    ‘यो उपन्यास नारी जागरणको गाथा र जातीय पहिचान एवम् वर्गीय मुक्तिको लागि लडिएको आत्मबलिदानी समरको लोमहर्षक कथा हो । निकट अतीतको उथलपुथलकारी सशस्त्र विद्रोहलाई स्मृतिको नेपथ्यमा राखेर बुनिएको कथ्य विद्रोहको वैचारिक धरातल र लक्ष्य, आन्तरिक वैचारिक असङ्गति र द्वन्द्व, विद्रोही र आम मानिसबीचको सम्बन्ध, विद्रोहका रणनीतिक चरणहरू र मुक्तियात्राका उकाली–ओरालीहरूको आख्यानीकरण गर्दै कतै स्थुल वर्णन र कतै सूक्ष्म चित्रण, कतै बोझिलो व्याख्या र कतै आल्हादकारी चित्रकारिताद्वारा निर्मित छ । यो नेपाली समाजमा उठेको क्रान्तिकारी उथलपुथलको एक जीवन्त अभिलेख हो । र, हो यो प्रतिरोधी साहित्यको एक नवीन कीर्तिमान पनि ।’ –खगेन्द्र संग्रौला
     
    ‘जनयुद्धलाई आधार बनाएर जति कृति लेखिएका छन् तिनीहरुमध्ये ‘उर्गेनको घोडा’ विचार र कलात्मकताका दृष्टिले उत्कृष्ट छ । यो उपन्यास पढ्दा मेरो गला अवरुद्ध भयो, आँखा रसायो । नेपालको सापेक्षतामा उर्गेनको घोडा प्रगतिशील साहित्यको उत्कृष्ट कृति हो ।’ 
    – डा. बाबुराम भट्टराई
     
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    युग पाठक लेखक, स्तम्भकार तथा राजनीतिक विश्लेषक हुन् । 
  • Midnight's Children

    Midnight's Children

    by Salman Rushdie
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    Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947- the precise minute India's freedom is inaugurated. Welcomed by a display of cheekily crafted firecrackers, cheering swarms and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to take in the inauspicious results of this fortuitous event. Each of his enactments are reflected and amplified in occasions that influence the course of national affairs. His health and prosperity are inseparably bound to those of his country and his life is as one - on occasion, vague - from the history of his nation. Maybe most striking are the clairvoyant forces connecting him with India's 1,000 other "midnight's children," all conceived in that introductory hour and enriched with supernatural endowments. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie deals with India's move from British pioneerism to freedom and the partition With elements of magic realism and postcolonial literature, the story is narrated by the main protagonist, Saleem Sinai and lies somewhere in the realm of chronicled events mixed with historical fiction. This novel is an entrancing family adventure and a shocking summoning of an immense land and its people –a splendid incarnation of the widespread human drama. Twenty-five years after its production, Midnight's Children stands separated as both an epochal work of fiction and a splendid execution by one of the artistic voices of our time. Published on 3rd January, 2013, it is available in paperback.

     

    About the Author

    Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels including Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of non-fiction including, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz and, as co-editor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories. He has received many awards for his writing including the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the 'Booker of Bookers', the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

  • The Tusk that did the Damage

    The Tusk that did the Damage

    by Tania James
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    An original, powerfully moving story about an elephant that loses his mother, a poacher trying to make ends meet and a documentary filmmaker caught in a clash of cultures. When a young elephant is brutally orphaned by poachers, it is only a matter of time before he begins terrorizing the countryside, earning his malevolent name from the humans he kills and then tenderly buries with leaves. Manu, the studious son of a rice farmer, loses his cousin to the Gravedigger and is drawn into the alluring world of ivory hunting. Emma is working on a documentary set in a Kerala wildlife park with her best friend. Her work leads her to witness the porous boundary between conservation and corruption and she finds herself caught up in her own betrayal. As the novel hurtles toward its tragic climax, these three storylines fuse into a wrenching meditation on love and revenge, fact and myth, duty and sacrifice. In a feat of audacious imagination and arrestingly beautiful prose, The Tusk That Did the Damage tells an original and heart-breaking story about how we treat nature and each

     

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    Tania James's debut novel Atlas of Unknowns was a New York Times Editor's Choice and was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian literature. She has also written the short-story collection Aerogrammes and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Elle India, the Boston Review, Guernica, Kenyon Review, One Story orion and A Public Space. She now lives in Washington DC.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    by E L James
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    Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic novel that tells the story of the growing relationship between Christian Grey, a young business magnate and Anastasia Steele, a college student. The unlikely couple go through a strange beginning where Christian, the control-freak, puts a non-disclosure agreement in front of Anastasia before they interact any further. The shocked but interested Anastasia takes the leap and signs the document. The book stands out from others because of its daring and descriptive erotic scenes that include a lot of bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, as well as sadism and masochism. Not for the faint-hearted, Fifty Shades of Grey gives readers vivid situations featuring extraordinary romantic scenes. The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has sold more than 90 million copies internationally and holds the world record for the fastest-selling paperback. It has also been translated into over 51 languages. The book won many accolades including two National Book Awards in the UK for Book of the Year and Popular Fiction Book of the Year in 2012.

     

    About the Author

    E L James is a TV executive, wife and mother of two, based in West London. Since early childhood, she dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.E L James is currently working on her next novel...

  • A Fine Balance

    A Fine Balance

    by Rohinton Mistry
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    Set in during the Emergency when the Prime Minister of India seizes control over the country. The book explores the viewpoints of four characters from varied backgrounds – an independent widow, a young student who is forced to leave his idyllic hill station, and two tailors from a backward community who have decided to escape from the oppressive nature of their village. The Emergency forces these unlikely people to come together in a tale which intensely portrays the human spirit and the political situation of one of the darkest hours of India’s history.

     

    About the Author

    Rohinton Mistry is an Indian-born Canadian novelist. He has also written Such a Long Journey and Family Matters.

    The above title was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was also selected for Oprah’s Book Club.

    The book was adapted for the stage by the Tamasha Theatre Company and was produced at the Hampstead Theatre in London.

  • Of Course I Love You: Till I Find Someone Better

    Of Course I Love You: Till I Find Someone Better

    by Durjoy Datta
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    Of Course I Love You: Till I Find Someone Better is a story of college days, love, heartbreak and reclamation of a young man called Debashish Roy. Written by Durjoy Datta and Maanvi Ahuja, Delhi's life of nightclubs, bars and short-lived relationships is reflected in this book with a gripping storyline. Debashish never believed in being a serious relationship and had experienced numerous affairs with multiple girls. His philosophy of life was to be happy, no matter what comes. Never ready to take any stress or responsibility, Debashish met Avantika, a beautiful and serious looking girl. A casual attraction became serious day-by-day as Avantika started reciprocating Debashish's feelings. for the first time in life, this young man had fallen in love, which ended up painfully after Avantika discovered his past. Confused and guilty, Debashish lost love and with nothing more to lose, he took on a public job. The pain of not being able to forget Avantika and a hope to get her back started changing Debashish, making him do things nobody could believe he was capable of.With intriguing characters and heart-rending events, this book provides a source of motivation for its readers. The book has mixed flavors of love, fantasy, resentment and adolescence compiled in one book.

     

    About the Author

    Bestselling author of nine novels, Durjoy Datta has also written for movies and TV shows. Times of India recognized him as a young achiever for his contribution to creative writing. Whistling Woods International selected Durjoy as the young achiever in the arena of Media and Communications. Apart from writing, he has spoken in TEDx conferences in various parts of India and was entitled with the Teacher's Achievement Award. Maanvi Ahuja has been into the field of writing and along with Durjoy, she has co-authored some other titles named Let's Fall in Love and Now that You're Rich.

  • Your Dreams Are Mine Now

    Your Dreams Are Mine Now

    by Ravinder Singh
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    They are complete opposites!
    She's a small-town girl who takes admission in Delhi University (DU). An idealist, studies are her first priority. He's a Delhi guy, seriously into youth politics in DU. He fights to make his way. Student union elections are his first priority. But then opposites attract as well! A scandal on campus brings them together, they begin to walk the same path and somewhere along, fall in love… But their fight against evil comes at a heavy price, which becomes the ultimate test of their lives. Against the backdrop of dominant campus politics, Your Dreams Are Mine Now is an innocent love story that will tug at your heartstrings.

     

    About the Author

    Ravinder Singh is the bestselling author of I Too Had a Love Story, Can Love Happen Twice? and Like It Happened Yesterday. After having spent most of his life in Burla, a very small town in western Orissa, Ravinder is currently based in New Delhi. He has an MBA from the renowned Indian School of Business. After working with a few Indian and multinational IT companies for more than eight years, Ravinder has finally taken up writing full-time. He loves playing snooker in his free time. He is also crazy about Punjabi music and loves dancing to its beat. 

  • Sputnik Sweetheart

    Sputnik Sweetheart

    by Haruki Murakami
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    Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.
    Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.
    Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished...

     

    About the Author

    Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera,and V.S Naipaul.

  • The Dharma Bums

    The Dharma Bums

    by Jack Kerouac
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    A witty, moving philosophical novel, Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums is a journey of self-discovery through the lens of Zen Buddhist thought. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Ann Douglas. Following the explosive energy of On the Road, the book that put the Beat Genration on the literary map - and Jack Kerouac on the bestseller list - comes The Dharma Bums, in which Kerouac charts the spiritual quest of a group of friends in search of Dharma, or Truth. Ray Smith and his friend Japhy, along with Morley the yodeller, head off into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude and experience the Zen way of life. But in wildly Bohemian San Francisco, with its poetry jam sessions, marathon drinking bouts and experiments in 'yabyum', they find the ascetic route distinctly hard to follow.Jack Kerouac (1922-69) was an American novelist, poet, artist and part of the Beat Generation. His first published novel, The Town and the City, appeared in 1950, but it was On the Road, published in 1957, that made Kerouac famous. Publication of his many other books followed, among them The SubterraneansBig Sur, and The Dharma Bums. Kerouac died in Florida at the age of forty-seven.

     

    About the Author

    Jack Kerouac wrote a number of hugely influential and popular novels. He is remembered as one of the key figures of the legendary Beat generation. As much as anything, he came to represent a philosophy, a way of life.Ann Douglas is Professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She has published numerous essays, articles and book reviews on American culture in papers and periodicals such as The New York TimesThe Nation and Slate, and introductions for Little WomenUncle Tom's Cabin and The Subterraneans among others. Prof. Douglas teaches twentieth-century American literature, film, music, and politics, with an emphasis on the Cold War era, African-American culture, and post-colonial approaches. She is currently at work on a book, Noir Nation: Cold War U.S. Culture 1945-1960.

     

  • The Year of the Runaways

    The Year of the Runaways

    by Sunjeev Sahota
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    Three young men from very different backgrounds come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new. To support their families, where they can, to build their future, to show their worth, to escape the past. They have almost no idea of what awaits them. In a dilapidated shared house in Sheffield, Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar has a secret that binds him to the unpredictable Randeep. Randeep, in turn, has a visa-wife in a flat on the other side of town, whose cupboards are full of her husband’s clothes, in case the immigration men surprise her with a visit. She is Narinder, and her story is the most surprising of them all. Utterly absorbing and beautiful in its scope, The Year of the Runaways is written with compassion and touched by grace. As Tochi, Avtar, Randeep and Narinder negotiate their dreams, desires and shocking realities, as their histories continue to pull at them, as the seasons pass, what emerges is a novel of overwhelming humanity: one which asks how far we can decide our own course in life, and what we should do for love, for faith, and for family.

     

    About the Author

    Sunjeev Sahota is the author of Ours are the Streets and is a Granta Best Young British Novelist 2013. He currently lives in Derbyshire with his wife and two young children

  • River of Smoke

    River of Smoke

    by Amitav Ghosh
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    September 1838. A storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and three ships - the Ibis, the Anahita and the Redruth - and those aboard are caught in the whirlwind. River of Smoke follows the fortunes of these men and women to the crowded harbours of China where they struggle to cope with their losses and, for a few, unimaginable freedoms - in the alleys and teeming waterways of nineteenth-century Canton. Written on the grand scale of a historical epic, River of Smoke, book two in the Ibis trilogy, will be heralded as a masterpiece of twenty-first-century literature.

     

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    Amitav Ghosh is the author of ten highly acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction which include the Booker Prize shortlisted Sea of Poppies (book one of the Ibis Trilogy), River of Smoke, The Glass Palace and The Shadow Lines. He has won numerous prizes, some of which are the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Pushcart Prize and the Grinzane Cavour Prize. He divides his time between New York and India.

  • Disgrace

    Disgrace

    by J. M. Coetzee
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    A divorced, middle-aged English professor finds himself increasingly unable to resist affairs with his female students. When discovered by the college authorities, he is expected to apologise and repent in an effort to save his job, but he refuses to become a scapegoat in what he see as as a show trial designed to reinforce a stringent political correctness. He preempts the authorities and leaves his job, and the city, to spend time with his grown-up lesbian daughter on her remote farm. Things between them are strained - there is much from the past they need to reconcile - and the situation becomes critical when they are the victims of a brutal and horrifying attack. In spectacularly powerful and lucid prose, Coetzee uses all his formidable skills to engage with a post-apartheid culture in unexpected and revealing ways. This examination into the sexual and poliitcal lawlines of modern South Africa as it tries desperately to start a fresh page in its history is chilling, uncompromising and unforgettable.

     

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    J. M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime and The Childhood of Jesus. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.

  • Snow

    Snow

    by Orhan Pamuk
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    As the snow begins to fall, a journalist arrives in the remote city of Kars on the Turkish border. The city he finds is a troubled place - there's a suicide epidemic among its young women, Islamists are poised to win the local elections, and the head of the intelligence service is viciously effective. Soon the growing blizzard cuts off the outside world and the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act...Orhan Pamuk's magnificent and controversial new novel evokes the spiritual fragility of the non-Western world, its ambivalence about the godless West, and its fury.

     

    About the Author

    Orhan Pamuk, is the author of many celebrated books, including The White Castle, Istanbul and Snow. In 2003 he won the International IMPAC Award for My Name is Red, and in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent novel, The Museum of Innocence, was an international bestseller, praised in the Guardian as 'an enthralling, immensely enjoyable piece of storytelling.' Orhan Pamuk lives in Istanbul.

     

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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    Enter the lives of seven generations of the Buenedia family in the metaphoric town of Macondo. One Hundred Years of Solitude (International Writers) is a moving tale portrayed beautifully using magic realism. The town of Macondo represents Colombia, in the book and only the character of Aureliano Buendia can understand the strange mysteries of this place. What stands out in One Hundred Years of Solitude (International Writers) is the inevitability of history repeating itself. The books is a representation of life in Columbia during its time and gave the west access to literature that allowed them to see an alternative reality. The book allowed writers like Nii Ayikwei Parkes and other African and Asian writers to emerge from their cocoons. First published in 1967, the book is still included in the syllabus for writing and literature courses all over the world. Filled with literary tools like symbolism, metaphors and notions of fatalism, the book is a groundbreaking work of art from the author. The new edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude was published on 13 November 2007 and is available in paperback 

     

    About the Author

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, affectionately known as Gabo, was a Colombian writer and journalist who has written quite a few non-fiction stories and novels. He is regarded to be one of the best authors to have existed in the 20th century. Marquez won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1972. His other works include Love in The Time of Cholera, News of A Kidnapping, Leaf Storm, of Love And Other Demons, Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Living to Tell the Tale and Chronicle of A Death Foretold.

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