Fiction

A Tale For The Time Being: Ruth Ozeki, Rs. 499

The diary of a girl, Nao, rides the waves of a tsunami and makes its way across the ocean. It will change the life of the person who finds it. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2013.

The Fall Of The Stone City: Ismail Kadare, Rs. 599

Captivating novel of resistance in a dictatorship, and steeped in Albanian folklore.

We Need New Names: NoViolet Bulawayo, Rs. 599.00

Darling and her friends live in a shanty called Paradise and dream of living the high life in ‘paradises’ like America, Dubai, Europe. For Darling that dream will come true. But she finds that this new paradise brings its own set of challenges – for her and also for those she's left behind. Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2013.

The Luminaries: Eleanor Catton: Rs. 799

Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2013, the novel richly evokes the mid-19th century world of shipping and banking, and the gold rush. It is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery.

Harvest: Jim Crace, Rs. 599

Evokes the tragedy of a land pillaged and communities scattered. Timeless yet singular, mythical yet deeply personal, this beautiful novel about one man and his unnamed village speaks for a way of life lost for ever. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2013.

Non-fiction

The Unknown Life Of Jesus Christ: Nicholas Notovitch, Rs. 199

One of the mysteries of the Bible has always been where Jesus was during his twenties. One rumour is that he came to India during this time. Written by a Russian in the late 19th century, this book is the source of that rumour.

What Do Women Want? Adventures In The Science Of Female Desire: Daniel Bergner, Rs. 499

Goes behind the scenes of some of the most groundbreaking experiments on sexuality today and confronts us with controversial, sometimes uncomfortable findings.

The Attacking Ocean: The Past Present And Future Of Rising Sea Levels: Brian Fagan, Rs 499

From the Great Flood to Hurricane Sandy, the book explores the changing complexity of the relationship between humans and the sea, and shows how vulnerable modern society is.

Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth: Reza Aslan, Rs. 499

Sifting through centuries of myth making, the author sheds light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic figures by examining Jesus within the context of the times in which he lived.

India: Social Development Report 2012: Minorities At The Margins: Council For Social Development /Oxford, Rs. 795

Evaluates the life conditions of Indian citizens by assessing social developmental indicators-political, social, and cultural. Besides giving an overall picture of social development, it focusses on minorities in India with respect to certain key sectors such as education, poverty, food security, and health.

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