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Book list: New launches and best reads of this month

Raavan- Enemy of Aryavarta by Amish Tripathi

The much awaited third part of the Ram Chandra series by Amish Tripathi—the first two were Ram: Scion OfIkshvaku and Sita: Warrior Of Mithilawas- hit the shelves this June. Published by Westland Publication this standalone book narrates the story of Raavan. Starting with when he was just a young boy, a formidable teenager to a man of contrast. This exhilarating book throws light on the king of Lanka. And the light shines on darkness of the darkest kind. Is he the greatest villain in history or just a man in a dark place, all the time?

City of girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Author of the famous book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with an exceptional love story set in the New York City theatre world during the 1940s. 19-year-old Vivian Morris who is kicked out of her Ivy League college and been “banished” to New York to live with her aunt. The story unfolds around the glamorous city life. Narrated from the perspective of an older woman who looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.

My Seditious Heart: Collected Non-Fiction by Arundhati Roy

This 1000-page book is a collection of Arundhati Roy’s complete non-fiction work written during the two-decade period between The God Of Small Things and The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness. The essays speak in defence of the collective, the individual and the land, especially when faced with the logic of the financial, social, religious, military and governmental elites. In addition to being political, these essays also take us through Roy’s journey as a writer and a citizen of both India and the world.

The silent patience by Alex Michaelides

A gruesome murder, a woman held captive in her own mind, and a therapist determined to unlock her secrets – The Silent Patient has is bestselling thriller debut of Alex Michaelides’. This sophisticated suspense novel is a twisted walk-around of the psyches of two woman; one convicted of murdering her husband anther a therapist determined to treat her. The novel has already received an effusive early praise and Brad Pitt’s Plan B productions have optioned film rights for the best seller. What makes this a standout in its genre is how it reads more like a character study than a psychological thriller.

 

 

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