How I Taught My Grandmother To Read And Other Stories by Sudha Murty
These are collection of stories recounting real life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty, teacher, social workers and best selling writer. There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school, the accoutn of how her mothers advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company, and the heartwarming tale of the promise she made and fulfilled--- to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books.
Balram Halwai, son of a rickshaw puller is servant, a philosopher, an enterpreneur...and a murderer.All through his childhood, as he works at a teashop,slogging away, he nurses a dream of escape-away from the murky waters of Mother Ganga. His chance comes in the form of rich village landlord who hires him as his chauffeur for his son, daughter-in-law and their two dogs.
Balram sees Delhi for the first the first time from behind the steering wheel of a Honda and its a revelation.Balram's reeducation begins amidst traffic jams, call centers,slums and shopping malls. Caught between the desire to be a loyal servant and desire to do better for himself, he learns of a new morality of a new India. He sees himself as a tiger...one that will escape its prison.
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Here is a lighthearted excursion into boyhood, a nostalgic return to the simple rural Missouri world of Tom Sawyer and his friends Huck and Becky and his aunt Polly. It is a dreamlike world of summertime and hooky,pranks and punishments,villains and desperate adventure seen through the eyes of a boy who might be the young Mark Twain himself.
Mystery at the Ski Jump (Nancy Drew 29:)
Mystery at the Ski Jump (Nancy Drew 29:) by Carolyn Keene
When Nancy learns that the Drews' housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy's astonishment, she discovers that the woman is using the name Nancy Drew. The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself and result in her being questioned by the police. Nancy's determination to capture the elusive, dangerous Mitzi Channing takes her to northern New York State and Canada. At a gala winter event Nancy meets this situation and turns the tables on Mitzi Channing and her fellow thieves makes another thrilling Carolyn Keene mystery.