Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi

Synopsis: The year is 340 BC. A hunted, haunted Brahmin youth vows revenge for the gruesome murder of his beloved father. Cold, cunning, calculating, cruel and armed with a complete absence of accepted morals, he becomes the most powerful political […]

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The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda Paperback, 352 pages Published February 20th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books Synopsis: On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture […]

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Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay Hardcover, 293 pages Published June 12th 2007 by St. Martin’s Press (first published 2007) Synopsis: Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in […]

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The Englishman’s Cameo by Madhulika Liddle

The Englishman’s Cameo by Madhulika Liddle Paperback, 281 pages Published 2009 by Hachette India Synopsis: A poisoned paan, A non-government issue arrow And the cameo of a mysterious Englishman. Muzaffar Jangis that rare creature in Mughal Emperor Shahjahan s Dilli […]

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Paperback, 253 pages Published February 21st 2006 by Random House Trade Paperbacks Synopsis: In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, […]

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Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham

Hugh and Bess by Susan HigginbothamPublished August 1st 2009 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published October 29th 2007)Paperback, 320 pages Forced to marry Hugh le Despenser, the son and grandson of disgraced traitors, Bess de Montacute, just 13 years old, is appalled […]

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Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

Cleopatra’s DaughterBy Michelle MoranPublished on Sept 15th, 2009Hardcover, 431 Pages From GoodReads.com, The death of Cleopatra was only the beginning… Follows the incredible life of Cleopatra’s surviving children with Marc Antony — twins, named Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, and […]

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Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

NefertitiBy Michelle MoranPublished 2007420 Pages5 on 5 Nefertiti is one of the world’s great legendary beauties. Seen through her sister’s eyes, she is vividly brought to life in this heartbreaking story of celebrity, ambition, love and loss.At the tender age […]

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a GeishaBy Arthur GoldenNovember 22nd 2005 (first published 1997) by Vintage512 Pages5 on 5! From GoodReads.com According to Arthur Golden’s absorbing first novel, the word “geisha” does not mean “prostitute,” as Westerners ignorantly assume–it means “artisan” or “artist.” […]

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The Garden of Ruth by Eva Etzioni-Halevy

The Garden of RuthEva Etzioni-Halevy293 PagesPublished in 2006 From the blurb – Sitting beneath a tree in ancient Bethlehem, Osnath, niece of the prophet Samuel, examines a dusty scrap of parchment she found hidden in her relative’s scroll room. Scrawled […]

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