Books & Authors

The Inheritance of Pain: Avni Doshi’s “Burnt Sugar” Novel

In Avni Doshi’s Booker-shortlisted “Burnt Sugar,” narrator Antara begins by making a strong admission: “I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure.” This sets the…

Barak Obama's Book viewed through a window in London bookstore

5 New Books for Holiday Reading

  Looking forward to some holiday reading? Here are 5 recently released books that are handpicked just for you! Looking to add some new books to your ever-growing reading list? Getting into…

Top 3 Books

Top 3 Books to Help You Celebrate Yourself

Intentional self-love is a revolutionary act. Every advertisement, every website pop-up, and many TV shows movies, and other forms of media make their money by trying to convince you that you are…

Anuradha Kumar

Traversing time and places with author Anuradha Kumar

“Coming Back to the City: Mumbai Stories” juxtaposes lives in Mumbai’s affluent high rises and the working-class residential ‘chawls,’ against a shadowy backdrop of real estate greed and land sharks. This novel…

Amitav Ghosh

Gun Island, Amitav Ghosh

Hate them, love them, respect them, or detest them: guns are a modern-day reality— and not just for us, but also for a rare-book dealer named Deen, the lead character in Amitav…

History of Sugar Curdella Forbes

A Tall History of Sugar Curdella Forbes

Due out in October—just in time for anyone with a sense of sadness that summer has ended—Curdella Forbes’s A Tall History of Sugar is a tour de force Caribbean love story set at the…

Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Born into bondage in antebellum Virginia, Hiram Walker must watch as he slowly forgets the last memories of his mother, who was sold away. He carries with him a superpower, however, to…

Anjali Kumar

Stalking God by Anjali Kumar

If you’re looking to dip your toes in the water as a voyeur on someone else’s spiritual adventure before embarking on your own, Stalking God is a must-read. The author tries to find her…