Secret Diary of an Incurable Romantic is the story of Madhubala Ray, a thirty-year-old newly widowed woman who teaches social sciences to the students of a posh Chennai school. She lives with her seventy-year-old mother-in-law who, much to her chagrin, isn’t the chatty sorts.
All the Lives We Never Lived is basically a period drama. It loosely explores the events of the 1930s and early 1940s. It talks of a time when the entire world arena was dominated by the war that was meant as an answer to all wars, but which adversely affected millions in its aftermath.
Damini Kane recently came out with her debut novel, The Sunlight Plane, which deals with some very serious issues like child abuse and bullying. Her strengths are her characters whom she writes with utmost skill and detail. Read on to know more about this remarkably gifted author and to know about her thoughts on books and writing.
Vanara is a mythological fiction that refreshingly doesn’t talk about the main heroes of our mythology. The book is the story of the tribe of Vanaras, and three of the most important people of their tribe – Baali, Sugreeva and Tara. It is also, probably, the world’s first love triangle story.
Sniper’s Eye is fast-paced and racy. It promises something new at the turn of every couple of pages and that is what makes it compelling. Mainak Dhar uses simple language and the book can be easily read in a single sitting. Expect a good dose of suspense, mystery, thrill and lot of action and adventure.
The Last Laugh is a crime thriller which promises a decent dose of suspense, thrill and mystery. The book isn’t an ideal read for people who read a lot of crime thrillers but it might prove to be a good read for those who are just getting started on reading English novels. The most fascinating aspect of this book is its unique setting.
Tides Don’t Cross by Simar Malhotra is a medium paced romance cum family drama. It the story of 2 sisters – the docile Mrinalini and the rebellious Rukmini. The book portrays the uniqueness of Indian families and the changed dynamics of Indian families in the twenty-first century.
Page 6 and Beyond can be loosely explained as a series of humorous stories that the author serves to her readers as a mirror to her life in America. Combined with her wit and charm, and an applause-worthy attention to detail, Hureen Gandhi manages to create extraordinary stories out of the most ordinary of things.
They Both Die at the End is a YA which revolves around a rather serious issue – death. The book is not as entertaining as it sounds but it does promise an emotional read; a read that will get you thinking about your own priorities in life. It is a book that will appeal to people who are emotional and sensitive readers.
What strikes you the most about The Sunlight Plane is its highly relevant social theme – bullying, childhood trauma and child abuse. These three themes bind the book together and the consequences of having their toxic presence in the life of today’s children are discussed in detail in the book.
I Lost My Soul by Ved Nishad is a true love story and is an inspirational read for people who are in love or people who ever lost in love. It is the love story of a guy who loved deeply and passionately. This book is Ved’s own story.
I wish I Had Not Married My Love is a short romantic thriller that I had the opportunity to read recently. The book has a good mix of college romance and murder mystery. To be very specific, it is more of a psychological thriller than a regular murder mystery. With such an interesting story in mind, Ashish Roy surely has good storytelling skills