New releases include memoirs, murder mysteries, a love story and a climate change chronicle
Bookworms are in for a special treat this festive season, with a potpourri of new releases. From murder mysteries to memoirs, love stories to climate change chronicles, October has it all. Here’s a look at the line-up.
Actually… I Met Them by Gulzar: Gulzar’s repertoire of work spans across decades and generations, from Bimal Roy to Satyajit Ray; Kishore Kumar to Pandit Ravi Shankar; and Mahasweta Devi to Samaresh Basu. This memoir takes a close look at his life and career among the legends, with a set of rare photographs. Published by Penguin Random House, the book is expected to be released this October.
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Riding on the grand success of its prequel, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Sáenz brings to the readers yet another lyrical tale of romance. Ari and Dante had discovered being in love in the previous book. In the sequel, they explore sustenance in love against all odds. Love has made Ari a changed man. But when Dante is faced with a terrible crisis, their relationship is put to test. Published by Simon and Schuster India, the book is expected to release around October 12 and is up for pre-orders.
My Life in Full: Work, Family and our Future by Indra K Nooyi: The former CEO of PepsiCo comes up with candid confessions about being an exceptional leader in a male-dominated profession in this memoir. The reader gets a glimpse of all that went behind making her one of the most sought-after industry icons. My Life in Full… is also a plea to establish a caring workspace culture by supporting young individuals with families. In the long run, it might tap the full potential of companies, communities and individuals on a global scale. Published by Hachette, the book was released on September 28.
Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer: Here’s yet another William Warwick mystery for those who love thrillers. In London, a new Unsolved Murders Unit is set up; in Geneva, a lawyer is defending his dead client; and in New York, an elite dynastical war may result in bloodshed. Juggling all this is Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick, competing with time to unmask the murderer. Published by HarperCollins, the book is expected to release around October 12 and is up for pre-orders.
The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis by Amitav Ghosh: Nutmeg, one of the most sought-after spices, is the epicentre of the new book by the Jnanpith and Padma Shri awardee. Legend has it that prior to the 18th century, all nutmegs grew in the volcanic Banda islands. However, with time came the European conquerors and the peaceful communities of indigenous Bandanese were caught in a web of colonization. The Nutmeg’s Curse is an evaluation of the Western society vis-a-vis climate change, indigenous practices, colonialism and globalization. Published by Penguin Random House, the book is expected to release around October 18 and is up for pre-orders.
Whisper To Me Your Lies by Novoneel Chakraborty: Ekantika’s world comes crashing down after her boyfriend is murdered. The work seems to be that of a serial killer who has resurfaced after two decades. Ekantika is looking for justice to find mental and emotional closure. Will she be successful or fall prey to the killer? Whisper To Me Your Lies is published by Penguin Random house and is expected to release around October 19.