The National's bookshelf - January 18
January 18, 2013
The Blind Man’s Garden | Nadeem Aslam | Faber & Faber In his excellent fourth novel, Nadeem Aslam continues his exploration of the devastating impact of the war in Afghanistan, writes Erika Banerji.
The Gurkha’s Daughter | Prajwal Parajuly | Quercus Prajwal Parajuly provides interesting insights into contemporary life in Nepal in The Gurkha's Daughter, a collection of eight stories.
Lenin’s Kisses | Yan Lianke (translated by Carlos Rojas) | Grove Press Yan Lianke's absurdist novel set in China in the 1990s centres on a bizarre effort to purchase the body of Russia's most iconic revolutionary, writes Jamie Kenny.
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 | William Manchester and Paul Reid | Little, Brown Almost a decade after the death of William Manchester, the final volume of his trilogy chronicling the life of Winston Churchill???
Proof of Heaven | Eben Alexander | Simon and Schuster The neurosurgeon Eben Alexander recounts the afterlife journey he says he experienced when he fell into a coma in Proof of Heaven.
The One World School House: Education Reimagined | Salman Khan | Hodder & Stoughton Salman Khan explains how the online revolution can make a free, world-class education available to everyone in The One World School House: Education Reimagined.
The Book of Why | Nicholas Montemarano | Headline Review If taken at surface value, The Book of Why could be easily written off as an aimless work of subconscious wandering. However, at his best, Nicholas Montemarano displays a keen insight into the proc???