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Top Ten Books This Week -Nov 13, 2017
Top fiction and non-fiction works of this week | By Yentha
On Nov 13, 2017

Fiction
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1.Jeff Kiney:Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Getaway:Rs 399.00
Get ready, Book 12 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming! Join Greg on a family holiday he'll never forget!
To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare. The funniest books you'll EVER read.
2.Jeffrey Archer :Tell Tale :Rs 399.00
Master storyteller Jeffrey Archer returns with Tell Tale, a new collection of brilliant short stories. Poignant, engrossing and captivating; this is Archer at his spellbinding best.Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection TELL TALE, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father’s wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the 1930’s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour. 
These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and Maugham, but why he was described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.
3.Preeti Shenoy :A Hundred Little Flames: Rs 299.00
When 26-year-old Ayan is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather Gopal Shanker, in a tiny village, in Kerala, he is understandably devastated. What can a sleepy, idyllic village without even Internet connectivity offer a young man?To make matters worse, Jairaj, Ayan’s domineering father has his own plans and is determined to have his way. Soon, Ayan has to come to terms with the hard realities of life and the blindness of greed as he and Gopal Shanker learn that life can sometimes unravel in unanticipated ways.A young man, whose life lies ahead of him. An old man, whose life is all in the past. And a few months that change everything. A Hundred Little Flames is a charming account of a relationship across generations and also a meditative look at the issues of old people.Preeti Shenoy’s foray into new fictional terrain is an absolute triumph!
4.Jojo Moyes:The Break:Rs 599.00
'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'
If only.Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her.He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . .However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge.
For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman?Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she?The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.
5.David Baldacci:End Game:Rs 599.00
Will Robie and Jessica Reel join forces in the Rocky mountains of Colorado to investigate the disappearance of their mentor and handler, Blue Man.End Game is the fifth book in the thrilling Will Robie series by international number one bestselling author David Baldacci.Will Robie, highly trained assassin and the US government's most indispensable asset, is called to London.An imminent terrorist attack threatens the Underground and with the US next in line, Robie is the perfect choice to stop it before it begins.He knows he has one chance to succeed. One chance to save London lives. One chance to make it safely home to find out what has happened to fellow agent Jessica Reel following their last deadly mission together.But Robie is about to learn that even if he succeeds, the worst is yet to come.The game has started. Now only he can end it . . .
Non-Fiction
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1.Robert Sutton:The Asshole Survival Guide:Rs 599.00
Being around assholes, whether at work or elsewhere, can damage performance and affect wellbeing: having one asshole in a team has been shown to reduce performance by 30 to 40% and research shows that rudeness spreads like a common cold. And social media has only given rise to further incivility -- 40% of people have experienced harassment online. But in The Asshole Survival Guide, Stanford professor Robert Sutton offers practical advice on identifying and tackling any kind of asshole -- based on research into groups from uncivil civil servants to French bus drivers and 8,000 emails that he has received on asshole behaviour. With expertise and humour, he provides a cogent and methodical game-plan to fight back. First, he sets out the asshole audit, to find out what kind of asshole needs dealing with and asshole detection strategies. Then he reveals field-tested, sometimes surprising techniques, from asshole avoidance and asshole taxes to mind-tricks and the art of love bombing. Finally, he explains the dangers of asshole blindness - when the problem might be yours truly.
2.R.Gopalakrishnan:A Biography of Innovations:From Birth to Maturity:Rs 399.00
R. Gopalakrishnan, the bestselling author of The Case of the Bonsai Manager, explores how concepts turn into ideas, which then become prototypes, models and products. Defining thought as the ancestor of innovation; as without thought, there could be no innovation, he explores the impending questions such as – What happens next? How can you take on challenges and keep your ideas relevant? A Biography of Innovations is the definitive book on the life cycle of new ideas and transformations.
3.Sonu Bhasin;The Inheritors: Stories of Enduring Success and Innovation:Rs 299.00
Why did Harsh Mariwala leave his family business?What made the entire Dabur management to quit one day?How did Dhingra brothers turn a suffering business in to India’s second largest paints company? This is a fascinating behind the scenes look into what goes behind brands like Marico, Dabar, Keventers, Berger Paints, Select Group, Max Group and many others. The book focuses on the culture, family politics, business rivalries between and within families, ego battles and a lot more. Plus there are the inheritors themselves who sometimes take the business to great heights and during others, lead to its doom.
4.Niall Ferguson:The Square and the Tower:Networks,Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power:Rs 799.00
Historians love to write about rulers--kings, emperors, presidents--or about vast social forces--migration, industrialisation--but what if they are all missing the point? Thinking about our own lives, isn't it clear that what makes the world go round are families, colleagues, teams, associations: in other words, networks? Many old Italian towns have the same central structure: a large square where people gather and a tower where the town's elite ruled from. Throughout history you can express the battle between the two as a battle of networks - who knows who, who works with who: guilds, families, fellowships, clans, cabals all cooperating to make sometimes huge changes. Sometimes the power lies with those lurking in the tower and sometimes with those in the square. Access to information, to credit, to ideas, to news - all constantly shift. Whether in the Renaissance or in the present day what makes the world work is an astonishing tangle of networks - and this was as true for the effort that went into discovering the New World as it is now for fighting elections or just talking to friends online.In his enormously enjoyable new book, Niall Ferguson celebrates the myriad ways in which the battle between rival networks makes history happen.
5.Sandeep Krishnan:Making of a CEO:Rs 250.00
The Making of a CEO is a illuminating result of interviews and analysis of top level CEOs across various sectors. The genesis of the book was in a popular course Krishnan taught at IIM Bangalore, where the students interviewed and analysed twenty CEOs to learn how they charted a clear path to the top. The book explores nuances of leading in different contexts like start-ups, large corporations, family businesses, educational institutions, not-for-profits, public sector and the government. The journey to the top involves three key aspects—building professional credibility, managing your career and managing yourself.Easy to read and dotted with insightful interviews, this book is a must-read for anyone who aspires to be in the top job or is already there.

 

 
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