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Top Ten Books This Week - Feb 26 , 2018
Top fiction and non-fiction works of this week | By Yentha
On Feb 26, 2018

 

Fiction
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1.Novoneel Chakraborty :Cheaters :Rs 199.00

 Cheaters tells nine short stories, each discussing a different shade of infidelity in today's times when societal norms are still the same-archaic. However, the urge to explore and experiment amongst the youth is at an all-time high. This friction, if not handled well, could lead to unexpected roads. Each story, though high on emotions, unfolds in a thrilling narrative.

2.Gregg Hurwitz :Hellbent  :Rs 599.00

 To some he was Orphan X. Others knew him as the nowhere man. But to jack johns he was a boy named evan Smoak. Taken from an orphanage, evan was raised inside a top-secret government programme and trained to become a lethal weapon. By Jack. and yet for all the dangerous skill he instilled in his young charge, jack jones cared for evan like a son. But jack knew too much about a programme that had gone rotten - he was a loose end that needed to be dealt with. But if you go after the only person who ever treated him like a human being, you can guarantee that the nowhere man will be coming for you. Hellbent on making things right. With hellbent, Gregg Hurwitz raises the bar again with a masterclass in hi-octane thriller writing.

3.Jim Crace :The Melody :Rs 599.00

 Alfred Busi, famed and beloved in his town for his music and songs, is now in his sixties, mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days alone in the large villa he has always called home. The night before he is due to attend a ceremony at the town’s avenue of fame, Busi is attacked by a creature he disturbs as it raids the contents of his larder. Busi is convinced that what assaulted him was no animal, but a child, ‘innocent and wild’, and his words fan the flames of old rumour – of an ancient race of people living in the woods surrounding the town – and new controversy: the town’s paupers, the feral wastrels at its edges must be dealt with. Once and for all. As Busi’s nephew’s ambitious plans for himself and the town develop, he is able to fan the flames of rumour and soon Busi and the town he loves will be altered irrevocably. The Melody by Jim Crace is a story about grief and ageing, about reputation and the loss of it, about love and music and the peculiar way myth seeps into real life. And it is a political novel too – a rallying cry to protect those we persecute. It is lyrical and warm, intimate and epic, a powerful future classic.

4.Sophie Kinsella:Surprise Me:Rs 599.00

 After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it's casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years and panic sets in.They quickly decide to create little surprises for each other, to keep their relationship fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me - anything from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to photo shoots - mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, the surprises turn to shocking discoveries. and when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.

5.Julian Barnes:The Only Story:Rs 699.00

 Would you rather love the more and suffer the more; or love the less and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.Tender and wise, the Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers of the human heart.

Non Fiction
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1.Chandramouli Venkatesan :Catalyst :The  Ultimate strategies on How to Win at Work and in Life :Rs 299.00

 A good job, hard work, IQ, EQ, good communication skills--these are all ingredients for a successful life. The presence of these elements alone, however, does not guarantee success. To convert them into long-term success, you need certain stimuli which precipitate or accelerate your growth. This robustly effective book identifies the various catalysts that you can cultivate and how you can leverage them to propel yourself in your work and life.Accessible, engaging and easy to follow, and written by someone who has experienced all this in real life and not in theory, Catalyst will arm you with the right tools to succeed at your work place and get the most out of every moment, every day.

2.Shawn Anchor:Big Potential:Five Secrets of reaching Higher by Powering Those Around You:Rs 699.00

 Forget everything you thought you knew about being your best. It’s not about your own skills or talents. Instead, real success in work and life comes from your connections and relationships – the teams you build around you, the friends you make – and getting the best out of them. You hugely amplify your own potential by helping others around you to realise theirs.A ted talk star with over 16 million views, Shawn Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness and personal success and author of the positive psychology classic the Happiness Advantage. Now, in this game-changing guide to greatness, he demolishes the myth of single individual achievement. With powerful stories, cutting-edge research and exclusive insights from Fortune 100 leaders, he shows how only by working with others will you ever reach your Big Potential.

​3. Sourav Ganguly :​A Century is not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success : :Rs 699.00

 Sourav Ganguly's life has been full of highs and lows. Arguably India's greatest cricket captain, he gave confidence to the team, re-energized them and took India, for the first time, to spectacular overseas victories. But Ganguly's story also came with great challenges - from his early days where he had to wait four long years before being included in the team to the ugly battle with the Australian coach Greg Chappell. He fought his way out of every corner and climbed back up from every defeat, becoming India's ultimate comeback king.

4.Leila Janah:  Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time:Rs 699.00

 Want to end poverty for good? Entrepreneur and Samasource founder Leila Janah has the solution—give work, not aid.Despite trillions of dollars in Western aid, 2.8 billion people worldwide still struggle in abject poverty. Yet the world’s richest countries continue to send money—mostly to governments—targeting the symptoms, rather than the root causes of poverty. We need a better solution.In Give Work, Leila Janah offers a much-needed solution to solving poverty: incentivize everyone from entrepreneurs to big companies to give dignified, steady, fair-wage work to low-income people. Her social business, Samasource, connects people living below the poverty line—on roughly $2 a day—to digital work for major tech companies. To date, the organization has provided over $10 million in direct income to tens of thousands of people the world had written off, dramatically altering the trajectory of entire communities for the better. Janah and her team go into the world’s poorest regions—from refugee camps in Kenya to the Mississippi Delta in Arkansas—and train people to do digital work for companies like Google, Walmart, and Microsoft. Janah has tested various Give Work business models in all corners of the world. She shares poignant stories of people who have benefited from Samasource’s work, where and why it hasn’t worked, and offers a blueprint to fight poverty with an evidence-based, economically sustainable model. We can end extreme poverty in our lifetimes. Give work, and you give the poorest people on the planet a chance at happiness. Give work, and you give people the freedom to choose how to develop their own communities. Give work, and you create infinite possibilities.

5.Jim Stengel:Unleashing the Innovators:How Mature Companies find New Life with Startups:Rs 699.00

 Former global marketing officer for Procter and Gamble and business consultant Jim Stengel saw first-hand the importance of establishing partnerships and learning key insights from the start-up world. In an eye-opening book, he looks at such established companies as GE and Western Union, Wells Fargo and IBN, Target and Motorola Solutions, Toyota and Bayer to see what they are learning from their alliances with entrepreneurs and start-ups--as well as the potential pitfalls and course corrections when a partnership goes awry. Jim closes by looking at how 10, 20 and 30-year-old "start-ups" like Microsoft, Google and Apple are reinventing themselves--and what that bodes for legacy companies everywhere .

 
 
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