Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls|A constant companion and a guiding spirit|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Young Fleetwood Shuttleworth, a noblewoman, is with child again. None of her previous pregnancies have borne fruit, and her husband, Richard, is anxious for an heir. Then Fleetwood discovers a hidden doctor’s letter that carries a dire prediction: she will not survive another birth. By chance she meets a midwife named Alice …

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Book Review: Left from the Nameless Shop by Adithi Rao

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A boy communes with the gods by talking to a pillar. The 'hibiscus girl' has her head in the clouds and feet gently planted in her husband's home. Two women, married to the same man, find a strange camaraderie binding them together. The whole town gathers to save the friendly neighborhood shopkeeper's …

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Book Review: Roar by Cecilia Ahern

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Have you ever imagined a different life? Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided? Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar? The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us …

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The Binding by Bridget Collins|Missing Memories or a Lifetime of Pain? What will you choose?

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear, …

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The Afflictions by Vikram Paralkar

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Shadowing an elderly librarian on his first day at the great Central Library, Máximo is thrilled to get a peek at the exclusive Encyclopedia of Medicine. It's a dizzying collection of maladies: an amnesia that causes everyone you've ever met to forget you exist, while you remain perfectly, painfully aware of your …

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New Release Alert: The Forest Of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

HarperCollins is all set to release "The Forest of Enchantments" by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Blurb: The Ramayana, one of the world’s greatest epics, is also a tragic love story. In this brilliant retelling, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of the novel: this is Sita’s version. The Forest of Enchantments is also a …

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Book Review: Don’t Tell The Governor by Ravi Subramanian

Blurb (as on Goodreads): On 8 November, when the clock strikes 12, your money will be no good. Somewhere on the India-Nepal Border, a car full of passengers swerves off a highway and plunges into a valley, its trunk full of cash. In the UK, a Bollywood starlet wins Big Survivor, the most popular reality TV …

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