The captivating richly detailed saga of three generations of a cursed South Indian family cursed for generations in Abraham Verghese’s The Covenant of Water
The author assured me that this book was a translation of an epic poem called Jayaparajaya, retold so a layman like myself could understand it.
Rudyard Kipling was an English writer, poet and novelist. Mr. Kipling is best known for his books The Man Who Would Be King and The Jungle Book.
A fine book & a great choice of authors. I never realized the contribution of most of these authors to the world, as well as the significance of their stories
Besides enjoying the sections about places I’ve been to there are several other places that I either always wanted to go to, or discovered in this book.
This is not the standard book about Mt. Everest. The story starts when the English Empire was at its height, and ends before the famous 1953 summit expedition.
Sir Richard Francis Burton (19 March, 1821 – 20 October, 1890) was an English writer, translator, explorer, poet, diplomat, and spy… among many other interests.
Ms. Boskoff’s life was fascinating, full of taking chances in both personal and professional areas, as well as living a good, ethical life educating people.
Saki (18 December, 1870 – 14 November, 1916) was an English writer known for making fun of Edwardian society, as well as his macabre and roguish stories.
Amita Trasi has a two-voice tale, moving from the past to the present and vice versa is dense, emotional, and resonates in you, even when the book has long been read