My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy, suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet ..."The Lovely Bones" is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting - but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places. 'Spare, beautiful and brutal prose ..."The Lovely Bones" is compulsive enough to read in a single sitting, brilliantly intelligent, elegantly constructed and ultimately intriguing.' - "The Times". 'Moving and compelling ...It will put an imperceptible but stealthily insistent hold on you. I sat down in the morning to read the first couple of pages; five hours later, I was still there, book in hand, transfixed.' - Maggie O'Farrell, "Sunday Telegraph".
An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target.
In Angels and Demons World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization -- the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.
Tiger Hill by Sarita Mandanna
Muthavva gazed at her daughter's face in the lamplight and felt a strange chill down her spine. She tightened the amulet on Devi's arm, trying to stay her sense of disquiet. Devi stared through the window into the clear, starlit night. Beneath the blanket, her fists were curled into little balls, her nails pressing into the skin. She thought again of the tiger wedding, and of the bridegroom. Only him, she repeated to herself.I will marry only Machu.
Coorg,1878. Devi is born on the day of the herons, and Muthavva knows that her daughter will be special. Beautiful and spirited, the little girl quickly becomes the object of adoration of her entire family. She befriends Devanna, a young boy whose mother has died in tragic circumstances, and they soon become inseparable. But the course of their lives changes forever when Devi meets Machu the tiger-killer, a hunter of great repute and a man of immense honour and pride.
Blind to Devanna's devotion, Devi vows that she will marry Machu some day. This creates a rift between her and Devanna who leaves the village to study medicine in the hope that when he comes back Devi will return his love. But a catastrophic twist of fate changes the destinies of all three, with consequences that affect generations to come.
An epic and extraordinary debut from an astonishing new talent.Daily Express
Those Small Lil Things In Life And Love
Those Small Lil Things In Life And Love by Rahul Saini
Raj, a young architect, who is a huge film buff and believes that life, is full of filmy angles'. He hates his job and has an almost evil boss. He has a shoddy love life, is heart broken and feels that he is the loneliest person on the face of this earth.It's a story connecting all those small little incidents in one's life that one never forgets.It's a journey through growing up. A journey from love, to out of it. Through joy, sadness and anger. About childhood friendship blooming into love. About the one you love not loving you back. About friends making each other happy, and about friends making each other sad - about friends fighting. It's about being completely sure about things, and at the same time, being utterly unsure about them. It's about school, college and professional life. It's a lot about the heart, and its desires.It's a story about finding it tough to adjust at times, and then missing it later when they are over.'