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Manjula Padmanabhan


Books by Manjula Padmanabhan
The Puffin Book of Classic Stories for Boys by Manjula PadmanabhanThe Puffin Book of Classic Stories for Boys by Manjula Padmanabhan
Pick up an alien's egg; go crocodile hunting; run with a gang of pickpockets; get lost in a magical maze. All this and more in these stories of adventure, humour and imagination.

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Pages: 168

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Kleptomania: Ten Stories by Manjula PadmanabhanKleptomania: Ten Stories by Manjula Padmanabhan
In this brilliantly versatile collection of stories from the award-winning author of Harvest, the reader will encounter a range of themes, from murder mystery to science fiction. The author's vision of Read More...
Pages: 201

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Hot Death, Cold Soup: Twelve Short Stories by Manjula PadmanabhanHot Death, Cold Soup: Twelve Short Stories by Manjula Padmanabhan
An American Sati,a coscientious calligrapher and a malevolent twenty-first century teenager are a few characters you can expect to meet within these twelve stories.Set in locales as diverse as an orbiting Read More...
Pages: 264

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Getting There by Manjula PadmanabhanGetting There by Manjula Padmanabhan
It is the 1970s and Manjula Padnabhan is in her mid-twenties,trying to find her way in teh world.Life in Bombay is proving tricky:there are the visits to Dr.Prasad's diet clinic and his photographs of Read More...
Pages: 325

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Double Cross
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Double Cross
by James Patterson
Just when Alex thought his life was calming down into a routine of patients and therapy sessions, he finds himself back in the game--this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other.

A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. have the whole East Coast on edge. They are like nothing Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There's only one thing Alex knows: the killer adores an audience.

As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing a media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he's after is a genius of terror--and he's after fame. The killer has the whole city by its strings--and he'll stop at nothing to become the most terrifying star that Washington D.C. has ever seen.

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
by Anthony Bourdain

When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded that appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectable shocking banquet that lays out his 25 years of sex, drugs, and haute cuisine.

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Family Matters and Other Complications: Assorted Stories and Poems Crossing Many Borders
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Family Matters and Other Complications: Assorted Stories and Poems Crossing Many Borders
by Latika Mangrulkar
Family Matters and Other Complications dramatizes the processes involved with immigration. Creating a trans-national identity and the emotional upheavals that occur with such a major change are at the center of this book about men and women at various stages in life as they try to feel at home in a foreign environment.

The assorted stories and poems are woven around characters struggling with identity issues, and the subtle undercurrents make these complex family relationships come alive .

Spanning across several generations and locales, this is a universal dilemma. Historical borders are no longer valid and geographical boundaries have lost their meaning, unable to confine us to where we were born, as the world grows a bit smaller every day. Beginning in the late 1960s, the book covers a period of 50 years, traveling from the Himalayan Mountains to communities in America. Author Latika Mangrulkar grew up in India as an army brat, living all over the subcontinent before coming to the United States at the age of 22. She was the first South Asian woman grad student at her Midwestern university. She is a social worker/therapist and an educator, and lives in the San Francisco area.