Fiction

The Luminaries: Eleanor Catton: Rs. 799

Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2013. Richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story and a gripping mystery.

The Longest Ride: Nicholas Sparks: Rs. 350

It tells the story of two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected and shocking of ways.

Vicious Circle: Wilbur Smith, Rs. 399

Hector Cross loses everything when his wife, Hazel Bannock, is murdered.

Hector recognises the ruthless hand of an enemy he had faced many times before: the terrorist group that he believed was defeated has re-emerged.

Temple Of A Thousand Faces: John Shors, Rs. 499

The author brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat, an unrivalled marvel of ornately carved towers and stone statues.

Dodger: Terry Pratchett, Rs. 350

Dodger is a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. When he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.

Non-fiction

An Appetite For Wonder: The Making Of A Scientist: Richard Dawkins, Rs. 699

From innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist, Richard Dawkins paints a colourful, richly-textured canvas of his early life.

One Summer: America 1927: Bill Bryson, Rs. 1,099

A lot happened in that one year – 1927. It was almost the landmark year for America with Babe Ruths entry, Charles Lindbergh’s successful flight across the Atlantic, the Mississippi River flood, Al Capone’s bullet-ridden reign over Chicago...

The Story Of The Jews: Finding The Words: 1000 BCE -1499 CE, Rs. 799

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief and the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.

Pandora’s Daughters: Kalyani Shankar, Rs. 499

It analyses the strategies deployed by eight prominent women leaders in modern India to achieve high levels of power in a male dominated world of Indian politics.

Source: Modern Book Centre

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