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Fiction

Custody: Manju Kapur, Rs. 450

Riveting story of how family love can disintegrate into an obsession to possess children. Is a chilling critique of the Indian judicial system.

The Lake of Dreams: Kim Edwards, Rs. 399

Story of family secrets and lies, lost love and redemption, and of the many pieces and puzzles that make up life.

An Unfinished Business: Boualem Sansal, Rs. 399

The horrors of man's inhumanity are presented unblinkingly. First novel by this acclaimed Algerian writer, whose works are banned in his own country, to be translated into English.

The History of History: A Novel of Berlin: Ida Hattember-Higgins, Rs. 650

Tale of obsessive love, splintered families, and a nation's grief.

Manhood for Amateurs: Michael Chabon, Rs. 464

Combines the author's childhood memories of his parents' marriage and divorce, moments of painful adolescent comedy, and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his youth.

Non-fiction

The Information: A History, A theory, A Flood: James Gleick, Rs. 599

Story of how technology has bloomed in the last 50 years – technology that has redefined not only our relationship to information but also how we see ourselves.

The Nowhere Nation: Ashok Mitra, Rs. 450

Mitra draws on his experience as a former member of Rajya Sabha to look at critical current issues such as the policies of liberalisation, the Indo-US nuclear deal and the attempt to take away land from peasants for industrialisation.

Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assage's War on Secrecy: David Leigh, Rs. 499

Wikileaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange.

Is he an internet messiah or a cyber terrorist?

The Golden Boat: River Poems: K. Satchidanandan, Rs. 195

This anthology of poems on rivers, written by poets from different parts of India and in myriad languages, brings to life memories, stories and metaphors associated with rivers through the generations The collection has translations in English for each poem.

The Immortalization Commission: Science and the strange quest to cheat death: John Gray, Rs. 699

Brilliant and frightening look at a world coming to grips with humankind's now solitary place in the universe, and a secret history of our delusional quest for immortality.

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