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What's on our shelves?

As the dust settles on the Colombo International Book Fair, you might want to take a peak at what's on our shelves. We've got a range of carefully chosen books for everyone and here's just a few to start with. We hope you like the new format of our newsletter. If you are having problems reading this please do let us know.

Our children's section is brimming with exciting new books, Lego bricks & Lego ideas books, educational games and puzzles. Do drop in soon with your kids.

What's new in the teen/young adult section? All the well known best sellers plus titles which are on the awards lists which will soon gain popularity. Be the first to read these. 

While you are at it, treat yourself to our best selling Love Cake & check out our book themed jewellery for teens.

Enjoy and hope to see you soon

 

 

The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh -  Sanjaya Baru


In 2004 Sanjaya Baru left a successful career as chief editor of the Financial Express to join Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his media adviser in UPA 1. Singh offered him the job with the words, ‘Sitting here, I know I will be isolated from the outside world. I want you to be my eyes and ears. Tell me what you think I should know, without fear or favour.’

The Accidental Prime Minister is Baru’s account of what it was like to ‘manage’ public opinion for Singh while giving us a riveting look at Indian politics as it happened behind the scenes. As Singh’s spin doctor and trusted aide for four years, Baru observed up close Singh’s often troubled relations with his ministers, his cautious equation with Sonia Gandhi and how he handled the big crises from managing the Left to pushing through the nuclear deal. In this book he tells all and draws for the first time a revelatory picture of what it was like for Singh to work in a government that had two centres of power. Read more
 
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair - Joël Dicker 

Joël Dicker’s masterful novel about a struggling writer who resolves to clear the name of an old friend accused of murder is one of the most sought after literary properties of recent times.

Set in New England, and hailed as a great American novel despite its Swiss authorship, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair has drawn comparison with the works of Philip Roth and John Steinbeck. Steeped in the heady atmosphere of classic Americanah, it signals the emergence of a writer of monumental talent. Dicker is a terrific storyteller who has written an absolutely gripping mystery, a narrative that continuously surprises its readers as it unravels. It looks fair set to repeat in the Anglo-Saxon world the exceptional success it has enjoyed in Europe.

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Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful new novel-her first in seven years: a story of love and race centred around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.
As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. Ifemelu-beautiful, self-assured-departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze-the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor-had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Read more

 
The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith

The second book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.

But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has encountered before . . .

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 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  -  Maya Angelou
Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir, first published in 1969, is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.
 
Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great Read more
The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty

My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died...
The Husband's Secret is a staggeringly brilliant novel. It is literally unputdownable". (Sophie Hannah). At the heart of the top ten bestselling The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty is a letter that's not meant to be read...Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most… Read more
Written in my own hearts blood -  Diana Gabaldon

The latest epic volume in the multimillion-copy best-selling Outlander series.
It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, even more tumultuous revolutions have to be accommodated.
Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey. Lord John's son, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is no less shocked to discover that his real father is actually the newly resurrected Jamie Fraser, and Jamie's nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for the woman who has just agreed to marry him.
While Claire is terrified that one of her husbands may be about to murder the other  Read more




 

The Fault in Our Stars  - John Green
 
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heart-breaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The current #1 best seller in young reads.  Read more

Also available - book related fancy jewellery in gift packing.  
Play with Me   - Ananth

Once in a very blue moon, you are confronted with astonishing beauty ... Sid is a successful photographer in a boutique ad agency. He is single and has everything he wants – a great job, great colleagues and a hassle- free life. But if there is one thing that has eluded him – it is love. Until the gorgeous, free-spirited Cara walks into his life. Sexually obsessed, the two begin a charged affair that disrupts all his notions of love and transforms the way Sid thinks about erotic pleasure. But then something strange happens – Sid finds himself falling in love with another woman.
Erotic fiction.

Ananth is a photographer, dog lover and a bibliophile. This is his first novel.  Read more
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