Straight from our bookshelf: Riveting tales of travel, greed and love

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2016 18:37 IST
These books narrate journeys — of lovers, travellers and people navigating through this adventure called life.

With the weekend just round the corner, we bring you the best of the new additions on our bookshelf this week. These are all journeys — of lovers, travellers and people navigating through this adventure called life.

The Great Indian World Trip

Author: Tushar Agarwal

Publisher: Heritage Publishers

Pages: 394

Price: Rs.595

Two guys from India beat all the odds and decided to live their dream of driving all around the world in their own car. Tushar and Sanjay, who spent two years on planning the trip, drove for 15 months and covered 90,000 km.

The book is an incredible tale of overcoming hurdles, encountering different cultures, languages, places and food, challenges and struggles that the duo had to face while travelling through 50 countries in six continents.

The Wedding Photographer


Author: Sakshama Puri Dhariwal

Publisher: Penguin

Pages: 246

Price: Rs.299

Risha Kohli is a journalist and Arjun Khanna a handsome real estate tycoon. Destiny brings them together on a 17-hour flight. Coincidentally, Risha also happens to be the photographer at Arjun’s sister’s wedding.

However, both Arjun and Risha are apprehensive about each other’s intentions. While he cannot trust a journalist and thinks Risha will invade his privacy for a newspaper scoop, she is worried that Arjun will damage her career. Will they find love and trust in each other? You have got to read it to find out.

The Yard

(Speaking Tiger Books)

Author: Aliyyah Eniath

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

Pages: 272

Price: Rs.350

Based on the lives of families living in the fault lines of Indo-Muslim culture in Trinidad and Tobago, the book is the story of Khalid, his four siblings, their widowed mother and an orphan all living in The Yard.

Love blossoms between Maya and Behrooz, residents of The Yard, but with time they fall apart. However, destiny again brings them together when Maya returns to her roots. Read it to know if their love lasts.

Tram 83


Author: Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Publisher: Speaking Tiger

Pages: 210

Price: Rs.350

In an unnamed African city, in the midst of civil war and profit-seekers of all languages and nationalities, two friends from Europe find themselves in the most notorious night club in town — Tram 83.

Sucked into a lurid world of gangsters and crooks, poets and sex workers, the book takes the reader into a modern African gold rush — as cynical as it is comic. Mujila’s debut book, the writing is a daring combination of narrative imagination and linguistic creativity.

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