Book Reviews

Updated on: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 11:48 PM IST

From Autumn Light to Mehboob Murderer: 5 books that are just out


Book: Autumn Light
Author: Pico Iyer
Publisher: Penguin Viking

Pico Iyer returns to his long-time home in Japan after a sudden death. After his first year in Japan, almost 30 years ago, Iyer gave us a springtime romance, The Lady and the Monk; now, half a lifetime later, he shows us a more seasoned place-and observer-looking for what lasts in a life that feels ever more fragile.


Book: Days of My China Dragon
Author: Chandrahas Choudhury
Publisher: Simon & Schuster India

Days of My China dragon offers an insight not just into the restaurant trade, but also a little history of modern Indian life seen from behind the counter of a shop in Prabhadevi.


Book: Girl, Stop Apologizing
Author: Rachel Hollis
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

Rachel Hollis urges women to stop apologizing for their desires, hopes and dreams and instead to go after them with passion and confidence. She has seen it too often: women being afraid of their own goals. She encourages women to own their hopes.


Book: Your Vote is not Enough
Author: Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Publisher: Speaking Tiger

This book is a reminder, not only to citizens of the country but also its leaders and policy makers, about all that we must do to take our rightful place as a developed nation which has ensured peace and prosperity for all its citizens.

Book: Mehboob Murderer
Author: Nupur Anand
Publisher: Om Books International

On a rainy night, six people are gunned down mercilessly in an old Parsi café in Mumbai. With everyone eager to place the blame on a madman in a bid to have the case dismissed swiftly, Inspector Intekhaab Abbas is determined to get to the bottom of the murders.

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Published on: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 07:10 AM IST