Month: June 2015

Astray by Emma Donoghue

Title: Astray
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Picador (October 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1447209494
ISBN-13: 978-1447209492

Emma Donoghue’s tightly written offering of fourteen short stories in ‘Astray’, although small in number, should be read as a considerable contribution to the understanding of what many who venture far away from home experience and endure. As Donoghue says in the ‘Afterword’, ‘Emigrants, immigrants, adventurers, and runaways – they fascinate me because they loiter on the margins, stripped of the markers of family and nation; they’re out of place, out of their depth.’

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Title: The Historian
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Paperback: 832 pages
Publisher: Time Warner Books; Later Printing edition (2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316057886
ISBN-13: 978-0316057882

‘The Historian’ is a classified as ‘Historical Fiction’ in It is the debut novel of Elizabeth Kostova and blends the mystery of Vlad the Impaler, the legend of Dracula and fiction.

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Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie

Joseph Anton
by Salman Rushdie
Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd; First Edition edition (September 18, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0224093975
ISBN-13: 978-0224093972

Sometimes, when a writer introduces himself, he’ll receive a response along the lines of, “Can you help me write my memoirs? You should hear my story. It’s a fantastic story.” Many writers will attest to smiling politely at such a response and moving on. After all, there are more than enough works of self-aggrandizement touted as memoirs. Equally appalling are those that chronicle every detail of horror the author has experienced that makes readers question the veracity of the story. Every so often, though, a gem of a book like ‘Joseph Anton’ by Salman Rushdie comes along.

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Narendra Modi: A Political Biography by Andy Marino

Narendra Modi: A Political Biography
by Andy Marino
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins India (November 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9351770257
ISBN-13: 978-9351770251

On 27 February 2002, 59 people in a train returning from Ayodhya to Ahmedabad were burned to death in Gujarat. Subsequently, there were riots all over Gujarat. In all, close to 900 people died and more than 2,500 were injured. For the next 12 years, almost everyone lay the blame for these riots squarely at the feet of Gujarat’s Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. He has been neither formally charged nor convicted for any of these alleged offences.

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Great Storytelling Network Newsletter – 3 June 2015

Great StoryTelling Network Newsletter
Volume 12, Issue 1 – 3 June 2015
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How To Tell A Great Story |
Clickbank Link
Columnists’ Books|
Aneeta Sundararaj|
Ladoo Dog|
Website Makeover|
My Cholesterol Journey in Malaysia|
Stranger Than Fiction!|
Charles Bonasera|
How in the Hell Did This Happen to Me? |
The Mental Side of Golf|
Eric Okeke|
Corruption, Stop it!|
Rohi Shetty|
200 Humorous Tweetable Quotations |

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Ruby ShinesBright and the Birthday Cake by RosaBella Bloom

Ruby ShinesBright – and the Birthday Cake
by RosaBella Bloom
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 8, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1505282837
ISBN-13: 978-1505282832

Ruby ShinesBright is a very special little girl. She lives in a place called Flooperville and has a red stone on her tummy which shines bright when she is happy and well.

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