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Top Ten Books This Week - April 23 , 2018
Top fiction and non-fiction works of this week | By Yentha
On Apr 23, 2018

Non Fiction
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1.Glei Jocelyn K :Maximize Your Potential :Grow your Expertise Take Bold Risk and Build An Incredible Career :Rs 350.00

 We have entered an exhilarating new era of self-invention. With access to new resources, technologies, and connectivity, you no longer have to rely on traditional channels to craft an incredible career. But surviving and thriving in this new landscape requires a highly proactive approach.Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate new opportunities, cultivate your creative expertise, build valuable relationships, and take bold, new risks so that you can utilize your talents to the fullest.


2.Shiv Khera :You Can Achieve More :Live By Design Not By Default :Rs 399.00

If You Want To Stand Out,Then You Need To Do Something Outstanding.A person with a positive attitude cannot be stopped and a person with a negativeattitude cannot be helped. Both success and failure have a limited lifespan. Successis neither a miracle nor a mystery. It does not depend upon special skills, formal education or superior intelligence. It is the natural outcome of consistently applying certain principles on an ongoing basis. The ultimate goal is to sustain success and eliminate failure.Acquiring facts is knowledge, understanding facts is comprehension, and the proper application of facts is wisdom. The principles in this book can help you to:1. Live by design, not by default 2. Gain confidence and optimize your potential 3. Become proactive and develop a winning attitude 4. Balance your health, wealth and relationships 5. Overcome day-to-day problems and make better decisions 6. Make positive choices and avoid pitfalls .The secret to a meaningful life is in your hands. Through inspiring ideasand basic values, this book will help empower you to Achieve More and become unstoppable.

3.Mariana Mazzucato :The Entrepreneurial State :Debunking Public Vs Private Sector Myths :Rs 499.00

 According to conventional wisdom, innovation is best left to the dynamic entrepreneurs of the private sector, and government should get out of the way. But what if all this was wrong? What if, from Silicon Valley to medical breakthroughs, the public sector has been the boldest and most valuable risk-taker of all?

4.Amy Chua :Political Tribes :Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations  :Rs 499.00

Never has our society felt more divided.In Political Tribes, Amy Chua diagnoses the cause of our current political discord: tribalism. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most - the ones that people will kill and die for - are ethnic, religious, sectarian or clan-based. Time and time again our blindness to tribalism has undermined our foreign policy.At home, we have recently witnessed the rise of identity politics, a movement that encourages us to define ourselves against, and thereby exclude, others. The shock results of the US election and the Brexit referendum show that tribalism is a social truth that we ignore at our peril. When people are defined by their differences to each other, extremism becomes the common ground, and the grand ideals of democracy have a hard time competing with a more primal need to belong.If we are to transcend our political tribes, we must rediscover a broader, more nuanced unity that acknowledges the reality of our group differences. Insightful, challenging and provocative, Amy Chua's groundbreaking book could not be more timely.

5.Ryan Holiday :Conspiracy :Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan,Gawker and the Anatomy of Intrigue :Rs 499.00

 In 2016, one of the giants of modern journalism fell, Gawker media, infamous for saying what other outlets wouldn't say, was sued for publishing hulk Hogan's sex tape, lost the case and went bust. After countless other lawsuits it seemed that gawker had finally run out of luck. But luck had nothing to do with it. Peter Thiel, Paypal founder and billionaire investor, had masterminded the whole thing. Still furious at an article that hadouted him ten years previously and increasingly disgusted at gawker's unscrupulous reporting methods, Thiel had spent nearly a decade meticulously plotting a conspiracy that would lead to the demise of gawker and its founder, nick Denton. After a multi-year proxy war through the Florida legal system, the settlement of dollar 140million in favour of Hogan ended it. The verdict would stun the world and so would peter's ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean for free speech? For privacy? For culture?
Fiction
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1.Usha Alexander :The Legend of Virinara :Rs 299.00

 A lone woman travels fearlessly into the jungle to confront the enemy. She holds the fate of an entire world in her hands.The year is 120 ce. The Ashwamedha Yagna has established young Vijay the ruler of Virinara, a mighty city-state of south India. Soon after the kingdom starts to expand into the surrounding forests, its glittering capital, Dandavrut, is attacked in a brazen act of terror. Even as Raja Vijay unleashes his forces against the nomadic forest dwellers, his beloved sister Shanti treks secretly into the wilderness---and falls in love with the handsome warrior Narun. Will love triumph over hubris, and Shanti forge a new destiny for her people?A thrilling tale of adventure and political intrigue, The Legend of Virinara stirs up timeless questions about war and peace. This is a powerful parable of our times.

2.Clive Cussler :The Rising Sea :Rs 599.00

Kurt and his crew are in a deadly race to stop the sea rising. A mission deep inside the swirling Pacific. Their objective? To save the world.The blistering Kurt Austin adventure in the NUMA files series from UK No. 1 bestseller Clive Cussler.The world's sea levels are rising at an alarming rate, too quickly to be caused by glacier melt. A risk so big it sends Kurt Austin, Zoe Zavala and the NUMA team rocketing around the world in search for answers.Their hunt takes them from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, but it's in the East China Sea that a mysterious underwater mining operation is discovered.Kurt uncovers a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined: a plan to upset the Pacific balance of power, threatening the lives of millions. It falls to the NUMA team to risk everything to stop it and save the world from the coming catastrophe.

3.Dinah Jefferies :The Sapphire Widow :Rs 599.00

 A sweeping, breath-taking story of love and betrayal from the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife. Ceylon, 1935. Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child. While Louisa struggles with miscarriages, Elliot is increasingly absent, spending much of his time at a nearby cinnamon plantation, overlooking the Indian ocean. After his sudden death, Louisa is left alone to solve the mystery he left behind. Revisiting the plantation at Cinnamon Hills, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn towards the owner Leo, a rugged outdoors man with a chequered past. The plantation casts a spell, but all is not as it seems. And when Elliot's shocking betrayal is revealed, Louisa has only Leo to turn to...

4.Irvine Welsh :Dead Mens Trousers :Rs 599.00

 Mark Renton is finally a success. An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He’s then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he’d been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and – much to Mark’s astonishment – doesn’t seem interested in revenge. Sick Boy and Spud, who have agendas of their own, are intrigued to learn that their old friends are back in town, but when they enter the bleak world of organ-harvesting, things start to go so badly wrong. Lurching from crisis to crisis, the four men circle each other, driven by their personal histories and addictions, confused, angry – so desperate that even Hibs winning the Scottish Cup doesn’t really help. One of these four will not survive to the end of this book. Which one of them is wearing Dead Men’s Trousers? Fast and furious, scabrously funny and weirdly moving, this is a spectacular return of the crew from Trainspotting.

5.Ragnar Jonasson :The Darkness :Rs 599.00

The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed.
Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice.She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking.Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger.

 
 
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