the good book corner

Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews

Confessions of a Falling Woman by Debra Dean

An interesting collection of ten short stories of diverse situations with one commonality; each story explores the turning point in the lives of its protagonists. In The Best Man, Mike … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beloved Witch Returns by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

“………Sometimes we love people without a cause. At first glance. It’s a feeling. A long buried vision which surfaces and is hard to explain or rationalise. Often, the opposite happens … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

‘My life is stuck and you’ve just got to do something to get yourself free. Anything.’…..from Jonathan Unleashed. Jonathan suffers from Weltschmerz and his work and love life cannot be worse than they already are. … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview with Danesh Rana, author of Red Maize

Red Maize(Harper Collins) is one of my favorite books from 2015, and the rightful winner of the Tata Literature Live!First Book Award-Fiction. The conflict in Kashmir is finding a voice … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins

Neel is not happy about the ambitions his parents harbor for him. He is intelligent, and they want him to win the scholarship that will take him away from the … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

‘It’s a shame, starting out your first day on the planet as a murderer but there you go, I didn’t have much choice at the time. Still, I could live … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

A chat with Jeff Koehler – author of Darjeeling, A History of the World’s Greatest Tea

Indians love their tea. Enter any home, corporate office or business in India, and the first thing on offer is tea (OK – coffee in the southern regions). From cutting … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment