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Calendar Girl by Audrey Carlan

In a TV feature on her, when Audrey Carlan mentioned that E.L. James was her inspiration for the Calendar Girl series I was intrigued. I did a search and liked … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Akshaya Mukul on his book ‘Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India’

This article appeared in DailyO on February 25th, 2016

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

“In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera

“Framed in an airplane window, it lies below us, its palm trees waving goodbye, its long white beaches like lit crystal, its bustle and boom forgotten. It turns smaller and … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ten Books to Read This Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

On the Rocks, A Dana Cohen Mystery by Rebecca Marks, reviewed by Ines Rodrigues

On the Rocks is the first volume of the Dana Cohen mystery series, released last November. The main character, a strong and beautiful female police detective in her 40’s, decides … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Tiny Bit of Marvellous by Dawn French, reviewed by Reshma Kothare

There was something about the book cover that made my hand reach for it and comments like “Extremely funny” and “Fantastic slam-dunk page-turner” sealed the deal for me. This book … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

Beatriz Yagoda, the famous Brazilian writer goes missing. She was last seen sitting on an almond tree with a cigar, a book and her suitcase. Her American translator Emma Neufeld … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Second Scarsdale Salon

This February we held our second Scarsdale Salon and were delighted by the big turnout that thursday evening;more than 80 people had attended the first Salon, and we weren’t sure … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · Leave a comment