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The Song Rising, Samantha Shannon, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp 363, Rs. 599
The Song Rising

Samantha Shannon
Bloomsbury, 2017, pp 363, Rs. 599
Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London’s criminal population. But, having turned her back on the notorious Jaxon Hall, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Always Hungry
David Ludwig
Hachette, 2017, pp 357, Rs. 499
What makes us constantly hungry, overweight, and undernourished is not a lack of willpower, but a biological reaction to our lifestyle. In a compassionate voice, the author debunks the calorie myth that losing weight is simply a matter of eating less.

Tourist Season
Jaina Sanga
Speaking Tiger, 2017, pp 169, Rs. 299
This comprises two novellas. Tourist Season features Ramchander, a small-time shopkeeper in a hill station, whose existence is disrupted by a tourist. In The River, Girnar, a middling professor of Hindu mythology, nurtures a secret ambition of becoming
a novelist one day.

Demonetisation and Black Money
C Rammanohar Reddy
Orient Blackswan, 2017, pp 244, Rs. 295
India recently took the dramatic step of demonetising its Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes in an effort to fight corruption. This timely book takes a close look at the various facets of the demonetisation story.

None Other
Krishna Baldev Vaid
Penguin, 2017, pp 223, Rs. 299
Termed a modern classic, this story is a vivid portrait of a man who is old, dying, and alone. Trapped in his house, consumed with lust, shame and loathing, he scribbles his frenzied ramblings in his notebooks. What begins as a tirade transforms into a quest for solace.

The Talent Delusion
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Hachette, 2017, pp 283, Rs. 499
Bridging the gap between the psychological science of talent and real-world talent practices, this book aims to educate HR and talent practitioners and leaders on critical talent issues. It will help readers understand the current problems pertaining to employee
selection, development and engagement.

The Chronicles of Hanuman
Shubha Vilas
Om, 2017, pp 278, Rs. 350
Lord Hanuman, the Monkey God and one of the most fascinating characters in the Ramayana, personifies the true superhero-philosopher. This book is a story about his formative years, and also comes with interesting tales about Hanuman temples across India.

Utopia for Realists
Rutger Bregman
Bloomsbury, 2017, pp 315, Rs. 499
We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, and yet no political party is providing us with
answers. Here, the Dutch historian says it’s possible to construct a society with ideas that are implementable.


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