Book Review: The Angel’s Beauty Spots by K R Meera|Three Novellas|

"The experience of love that I'm going to describe is the strangest you'll have ever encountered." Countless stories about numerous women from different phases of life and yet, K R Meera succeeds in creating a disparate world with her audacious portrayal of fierce women tormented by love and longing. 'The Angel's Beauty Spots' is a …

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Book Review: North Child by Edith Pattou

Rose, brave and beautiful is a 'North Child', which means she is meant to wander and explore lands that are farther away from home. But a mother's love is a complicated thing and Rose's mother would give away anything to keep her birth direction a secret. Rose has a penchant for outdoorsy adventures, and would …

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Book Review: Waiting by Nighat Gandhi

The fight for gender equality had been long and tiring, and even then women today find themselves in unexplainable and unacceptable situations in the name of religion and patriarchy. Nighat Gandhi’s ‘Waiting’ is a collection of 13 stories that shoves us into the lives of thirteen different women, caught in the monotony of life, looking …

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Book Review: Skycircus by Peter Bunzl|An Escape from the mysterious circus full of secrets and lies

Another installment to the Cogheart series and these books can be fairly termed as an adventure rather than a thriller (unlike the other two books in this series). Lily, Robert, and Malkin are swept into the mysterious and somewhat dangerous world of the Skycircus after Lily receives her mother’s journals in a mysterious package on …

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Book Review: Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire

It is always the narrative that helps us remember certain life lessons better than the others and 'Son of the Thundercloud' is one such mesmerizing, tragic and comforting story. Pele, after losing his entire village including his wife and child, embarks on a journey without a destination in mind. On his way, he meets two …

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Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

How do I get over a book that has latched itself on to me, in a maddening sort of way? This might sound exaggerating, but you have to trust me when I say, 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' wasn't what I expected it to be.  Right from the first sentence, the book had …

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Book Review: A Promised Land by Khadija Mastur

I have read numerous accounts on India's post-partition story, but none from the other side of the border. 'A Promised Land' is a refugee's story, forced to leave her ancestral home and move to a refugee camp in the newly formed country, Pakistan. Sajidah arrives at the Walton Camp with her father. She has been …

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