Victims for sale
Harper Collins, 2018, Rs 299, pp 324
Sandy Raman, a stringer for the BBC, lives as a paying guest with a quiet Indian family. Or so she thinks, until she wakes up to a woman with a knife and dark secrets. While running a sting operation on a home for the differently abled, she makes a connection, but must evade the clutches of a sex racket and expose the predators before time runs out.
A Brief Guide to Business Classics
James M Russel
Robinson, 2018, Rs 399, pp 296
This book is a comprehensive guide of business classics, covering every aspect of commerce. It includes an array of books that may not be termed as the quintessential business books. Expert advice, social research and other business-related concepts are all compiled into a bite-sized manual.
The Silver Music Box
Amazon Crossing, 2018, Rs 299, pp 251
Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved certain words on a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted it for his young son before leaving to fight a war. Half a century later, Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents, with a letter telling her that she was adopted.
Titans of History
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Hachette, 2018, Rs 699, pp 620
In his collection of short stories, the author introduces his choice of kings, empresses, sultans and conquerors, as well as prophets, explorers, artists, actresses, courtesans and psychopaths. Its a comprehensive historical narrative from the ancient times up to the 21st century.
G P Putnams Sons, 2018, Rs 825, pp 352
Its 1969. Word has spread in New York Citys Lower East Side that a mystical woman has arrived. A travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. Four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness sneak out to hear their fortunes.
Touch the Sky
Westland, 2018, Rs 199, pp 203
This book is a tribute to the courage and confidence of the Indian woman, from Korba to Kashmir. It is a set of inspiring stories of women who are writing their own destiny. In each story lies a tale of personal triumph and boldness of women rising to take their place in the sun.
Mary Lynn Bracht
Vintage, 2018, Rs 449, pp 313
Hana and her little sister Emi belong to the island community of haenyeo, where women make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip of Korea. With the arrival of a Japanese soldier, their story of separation begins.
Stark Raving Ad
Hachette, 2018, Rs 350, pp 273
This book is a guide to Indian advertisements. It makes an attempt to analyse the famous and the controversial ads in India. Here, one finds un-business-like stories from Indian advertising through
ages - the hits, the misses, and the banned.