After suffering public humiliation at the hands of her husband, Tara Grewal finds herself thrust onto a crossroads. As she transitions from questioning her choices to surrendering to the flow of life, an unfamiliar journey leads her to her grandmother's village in Punjab. Amid the simple joys of rural life, and heart-wrenching struggles of daily survival, Tara unknowingly kindles a spark of hope. In her challenges, she finds her strength. In her escape, she finds her home.
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one: Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws? In these illustrated adaptations of his bestselling book, the author tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human".
Jungle Nama is Amitav Ghosh's verse adaptation of an episode from the legend of Bon Bibi, a tale popular in the villages of the Sundarban, which also lies at the heart of the novel The Hungry Tide. It is the story of the avaricious rich merchant Dhona, the poor lad Dukhey, and his mother; it is also the story of Dokkhin Rai, a mighty spirit who appears to humans as a tiger; of Bon Bibi, the benign goddess of the forest, and her warrior brother Shah Jongoli.
Two mothers relocate with their children to New Hampshire for a fresh start, far away from a life of abuse. When their paths intersect in the most gruesome tragedy, it begs to ask if the secrets we keep reflect the past we want to leave behind or the future we want to hide.
With playful, witty cartoon art, The Soul Support Book offers wise and reassuring observations on getting unstuck, gaining new perspectives, and opening to love, creativity, and joyfulness in everyday life. Author and artist Deb Koffman’s delightfully uplifting mini-meditations appeal to anyone seeking a little bit of encouragement for approaching life’s challenges with insight, open-heartedness, and a healthy dose of laughter.
In a pleasantly shocking surprise, I find myself featured in Clare Mackintosh's October 2022 Author Newsletter.
What do you do when you are rejected for your dream job and can't deal with one more person telling you to be strong? What stops you from asking for that big role at work when you know you have a shot at getting it? In Limitless, Radhika Gupta, one of the youngest CEOs in India's financial services sector and creator of the viral YouTube video 'The Girl with a Broken Neck', offers straight-talking advice on how you can multiply your chances at achieving success.
Gemma is terrified of slowing down, Dan is scared of anyone getting to know the real him, and Casey-Dan’s twelve-year-old daughter- is scared this summer could be her last. When Gemma, Dan and Casey meet one scorching July, the connection is instant. Yet, used to protecting themselves from heartbreak by keeping their distance, can they find the courage to connect?
There was a time when Lindy Morris escaped to London and life was full and exciting. Decades later, she lives with her Auntie Bell on the edge of Donegal and on the edge of Granda Morris's land. Granda Morris is a complicated man, one who wanted sons but got two daughters, of which one disappeared long ago. Now, Lindy and Bell live the smallest of lives with unfulfilled dreams. But when the secrets they have kept for thirty years emerge, everything is rewritten. Will Lindy grasp who she is again?
Emma loves her husband, Leo, and their young daughter, Ruby: she’d do anything for them. But almost everything she's told them about herself is a lie. When the very darkest moments of Emma’s past life finally emerge, she must somehow prove to Leo that she really is the woman he always thought she was. But first, she must tell him about the love of her other life.
Emily made one bad decision, and now her career could be over. Her family home on the Cornish coast is the only place where she feels safe. But when she arrives, there's a stranger living with her father. Emily doesn't trust the beautiful young woman, convinced that she's telling one lie after another. Soon, Emily becomes obsessed with finding out the truth... But should some secrets stay buried forever?
Lucie Yi has tried love – it didn’t work. She’s decided that finding Mr. Right is a myth, and that finding Mr. Right-enough-to-have-children-with is the next best option. When she meets easy-going Collin Read on a platonic co-parenting website, it finally feels like she has found her version of happily ever after.
But things take a turn for the worse when they move back home to Singapore where her very traditional family awaits, leaving Lucie to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice for a chance at happiness – and maybe, love.
Lucy's life is small, but safe. She's got a good routine. But all that's about to change... When Lucy's neighbour asks her to look after her little girl for a couple of hours - and then doesn't come back - Lucy is suddenly responsible for someone other than herself. It takes courage to let the outside world in, and Lucy's about to learn there's much more to life - but only if she's brave enough to spread her wings.
When a teenager and a pensioner meet at a library, they recognise something in each other that will change both their lives forever.
Then the library comes under threat of closure, and they must join forces to prove that it's not just about books – it's the heart of their community.
When Julianne Hiller arrives at her best friend Piper Holden's house one late autumn morning, she discovers an eerie scene – the kettle is still warm, all the family’s phones are charging on the worktop, the cars are in the garage. But the house is deserted. In fifteen-year-old Riva Holden’s bedroom, scrawled across the mirror in blood, are three words: Make Them Stop What happens next?