Fiction

The Orphan Master’s Son: Adam Johnson: Rs. 450

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.

Honour: Elif Shafak, Rs. 399

Dramatic tale of families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters, Jamila and Pembe, born in a Kurdish village.

Entwined With You: Sylvia Day, Rs. 299

The Crossfire series continues. Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires.

The Hired Man: Aminatta Forna, Rs. 499

Powerful novel about the indelible effects of war and the memories which stir beneath the silence of a quiet Croatian town of Gost.

And The Mountains Echoed: Khaled Hosseini, Rs. 599

Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, with profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion, the author writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives.

Non-fiction

Dice World: Science And Life In A Random Universe, Brian Clegg, Rs. 599

The author establishes that we are indeed living in a random and irrational universe where nothing is certain.

The Great Mathematical Problems: Ian Stewart, Rs. 850

The book explains why mathematical problems exist, why they matter, what drives mathematicians to incredible lengths to solve them and where they stand in the context of mathematics and science as a whole.

Jihad And Other Essays: Asghar Ali Engineer, Rs. 595

The essence of religion, to him, is to oppose injustice with principled conduct – this was his idea of the true jihad of the 21st century.It would be a struggle for understanding and enlightenment – ijtehad, the striving for knowledge. Faithful reflection of the author’s philosophy.

Cooked: A Natural History Of Transformation: Michael Pollan, Rs. 599

Plea to readers to take control of their own fates and revel again in what should be a lifetime’s engagement with the almost magical activity of making food.

The God Argument: The Case Against Religion And For Humanism: A.C. Grayling, Rs. 399

What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief? What is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality? The author offers a definitive examination of these questions.

Source: Modern Book Centre

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