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Published: April 19, 2015 12:14:54 AM

A Gathering of Friends: My Favourite Stories

A Gathering of Friends: My Favourite Stories
Ruskin Bond
Pp 244

The 21 stories in this book are the greatest pieces of fiction written by Ruskin Bond. Chosen by the author himself, from a body of work built over 50 years (starting with his award-winning first novel, The Room on the Roof, and ending with Tales of Fosterganj), this collection includes well-known masterpieces by Bond like The Night Train at Deoli.

Super survivors
David B Feldman & Lee Daniel Kravetz
Random House
Pp 239

Starting where resiliency studies leave off, two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things. Sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes, they bounce forward.

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