Author :Kevin Kwan
Publisher : Penguin Random House
Genre : Contemporary, Humour
Source : Netgalley
Rating : 3.5/5 Stars
I’m Big, So What is a book I’ve known about a while since I follow the author on twitter. But I never really thought of picking it up because I don’t read romances, especially Indian romances. (Not because Indian romances are in any way beneath western ones, because they have a lot of bollywood references and I just don’t watch bollywood). But after reading a few heavy books I wanted something light and fun to read and somehow, the author asked if I’d like to review her book at that time! I decided to take the plunge and here I am to review a fun little read that you can fly through in a breeze!
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Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette’s intensifying allergy to Seattle—and people in general—has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence—creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.
“It is alright to cry”- says the soothing voice from the helpline. And the choked emotions come to the fore filling the line with his sobs… eventually making him confident enough to start reading his ancestor’s memoirs. From 1857 to 1984… the story of Delhi seems interwoven with his family history. It is a city that provided him with shelter, yet never was quite the home he yearned for.
‘Roots’ is the story of Ganesh, a priest and astrologer who makes a living predicting others’ future. Unknown to him, fate has woven a strange twist into his life. Concurrently, ‘Roots’ also tells the story of his hometown doomed to lose its existence in the march towards development. Who wants this development? Do the residents have any say regarding their future? Can there be any compensation for losing one’s home and hearth?
Author : Jaishree Misra
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Romance, Humour
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Summary : Accidents Like Love and Marriageis an unexpected romp through the universal dilemmas of love and marriage. It is a compelling tale of incompatible relationships and their astonishing success rates. The Sachdevs, Menons and Singhs are urban Indians, normal folk with everyday concerns, instantly recognizable, in fact, just a little bit like youji and me. But when a foppish Delhiwalla falls for a lovely, smart Keralite and his brother finds romance abroad, passion and comedy take control of their destinies. Why are any of these couples married to each other? Why are the unmarried wanting to marry each other? And why are some of them friends? For wouldn’t you have thought that friends, at the very least, had to be vaguely compatible, even if husbands and wives weren’t? This hilarious tale of incompatibilities explores why we do the things we do or, indeed, why we let them happen to us. Jaishree Misra’s second novel.
Author : L. E. Wilson
Genre : Fantasy
Summary : The ancient folklore of the Jackalope – a horned superhero – comes to life in the story of Check-mas, a New Year’s celebration that inspires gratefulness, kindness and happiness.
This enhanced edition includes the following interactive elements:
animation, audio, sing-along music, video and list making.
18 beautifully illustrated pages
4 historical re-prints
1 humorous poem
Author : Linda Weaver Clarke
Narrator : Diane Lehman
Publisher : Red Mountain Shadows Publishing
Genre : Mystery, Romance, Clean
Summary : Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her sometime partner, her business is flourishing.
When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.