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Kent Haruf


Books by Kent Haruf
Where You Once Belonged by Kent HarufWhere You Once Belonged by Kent Haruf
The red Cadillac pulled down Main Street and sat by the tavern for hours, unnoticed. Then Ralph Bird of the Men's Store recognized the driver as Jack Burdette and bolted to the sheriff's office. The prodigal Read More...
Pages: 176

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Plainsong by Kent HarufPlainsong by Kent Haruf
Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers.
Pages: 301

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Nehru: A Contemporary's Estimate
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Nehru: A Contemporary's Estimate
by Walter Crocker
"Over two periods between 1952 and 1962 it was my job to watch Nehru day by day. Had may job in Delhi been anything else I would still have watched him, out of interest, almost helpless interest. He was interesting because of his political importance but still more interesting because of himself"- Walter Crocker

This book " Sums up Nehru the man, and Nehru the politician, better than any other work of scholarship I have read" Ramachandra Guha
The Secret History
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The Secret History
by Donna Tartt
Donna Tartt's The Secret History is the original American campus novel. When Richard Papen joins an elite group of clever misfits at his New England college, it seems he can finally become the person he wants to be. But the moral boundaries he will cross with his new friends - and the deaths they are responsible for - will change all of their lives forever. The Secret History recounts the terrible price we pay for mistakes made on the dark journey to adulthood.

If It Is Sweet
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If It Is Sweet
by Mridula Koshy
What hardship does to the human spirit is one of the central questions asked by literature.

In If It Is Sweet, precisely etched characters collide, the blind suddenly seeing the blind. Mridula Koshy plumbs the chasms across which they stare, asking the question: what is it people see when they see one another? Her characters are proximate, though from vastly different class backgrounds.

This collection also claims Delhi's place in the world. Although not all of the stories are set in Delhi it is clear that Delhi is their centre of gravity. Kotla and Klamath Falls, Oregon rest cheek to cheek and Los Angeles' Sunset Blvd runs right through Connaught Place, and alongside KG Marg. Above all Koshy propels the reader amongst the lives jostling on these streets to see the dark interior of their stories illuminated briefly in their moment of contact