The Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction We Published in September

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Connecting the Dots: Leadership Lessons in a Startup World | John Chambers

Legendary Silicon Valley visionary and one of the world’s greatest business leaders, John Chambers shares the playbook and philosophy that transformed Cisco into a global tech titan and now inspire a new generation of leaders. With numerous start-ups moving from zero to a billion to bankruptcy in a matter of years, it’s clear that sustaining a business in the digital age is no walk in the park.

Over 20 years, John Chambers transformed a company with 400 employees and one toaster-sized product (a router) into a tech giant that’s the backbone of the Internet. Along the way, he’s outlasted and outmaneuvered practically every rival that ever tried to take Cisco on-Nortel, Lucent, Alcatel, IBM, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few-and turned more than 10,000 employees into millionaires, more than any company in history. When Chambers stepped down as executive chairman in December of 2017, he left a company that didn’t just shape the first Internet era but is leading the next wave of innovation in areas from cyber-security to self-driving cars. Now, in collaboration with award-winning journalist Diane Brady, Chambers shares the stories and strategies that helped his company win again and again through multiple market shifts. Posing a unique mode of thought proven to attain success, the message of this book is clear; it is not the biggest or the richest players who win, but the ones who are able to stay ahead of the trend by connecting the dots. Both enlightening and practical, this is essential reading to inspire a new generation of leaders.

9780008324353 | Paperback | 320 pages | Rs 599


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The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job — What Every Woman Needs to Know

Mishal Husain

The ultimate handbook for women on how to take your career, aspirations and experience to the next level.

Gathering together advice for women of all ages, whether they are new graduates, working mothers or simply seeking a career change, The Skills explains: how to present yourself to maximum effect, in person and online; how to prepare for quick wins, big moments and plan for long-term goals; how to gain confidence and authority; how to navigate the ups and downs of a long working life and build resilience.

Drawing on Mishal’s own experience, interviews with experts and with inspirational figures from Martha Lane Fox to Malala Yousafzai, The Skills will guide women in honing the abilities they need to thrive in whatever field they choose.

9780008323479 | Paperback | 320 pages | Rs 599


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The Lost Sister

Tracy Buchanan

From the #1 bestselling author of My Sister’s Secret and No Turning Back

For the first time in your life, she is going to tell you the truth…

Then: A trip to the beach tore Becky’s world apart. It was the day her mother Selma met the mysterious man she went on to fall in love with, and leave her husband and child for.

Now: It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but Selma has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell Becky – a secret she been hiding for many years. She had another daughter.

With the loss of her mother, Becky aches to find her sister. She knows she cannot move forward in her life without answers, but who can she really trust? An emotionally powerful novel full of twists and family secrets. Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Susan Lewis.

9780008264642 | Paperback | 448 pages | Rs 399


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The Forbidden Door

Dean Koontz

Rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk is on the trail of the members of a murderous organization who drove her husband – and scores of other fine individuals – to commit suicide for no explicable reason. After discovering their plan to subjugate the world by means of an insidious new technology, she has been hunting them down one by one. Now she is America’s most wanted fugitive, and the organization is closing in on her beloved five-year-old son, whom she sent into protective hiding with her dearest friends. Faced with insurmountable odds, but armed with a mother’s love for her son, Jane will stop at nothing to save him. But even if she can get to him in time there’s still the risk that the forbidden door will be opened and an unimaginable terror unleashed.

9780008291495 | Paperback | 480 pages | Rs 599


Mascot

Mascot

Antony John

Noah Savino has been in a wheelchair for months—ever since the car accident that left him paralyzed and took his father’s life. Noah hates that he doesn’t feel like himself anymore and is afraid that when people look at him, they’ll only see his wheelchair. With help from family and friends, he’ll have to let go of the fears that have kept him on the sidelines if he wants to move forward. With dynamic and memorable characters and a plot full of heart and spot-on humor, Antony John’s middle grade debut will make readers root for Noah the same way they rooted for Auggie in R. J. Palacio’s Wonder.

Hardcover | 336 pages | INR 399


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Tilly and the Bookwanderers

Anna James

A captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa debut about the magic of books and the power of the imagination.

Since her mother’s disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents’ bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, appear in the shop, Tilly’s adventures become very real. Not only can she follow Anne and Alice into their thrilling worlds, she discovers she can bookwander into any story she chooses. Tilly’s new ability could even help her solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago. But danger may be lurking on the very next page…

9780008229870 | Hardback | 400 pages | INR 399


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Head Kid

David Baddiel

From the million copy bestselling author of The Parent Agency and Birthday Boy comes a wildly entertaining wish-fulfilment adventure that asks the question: what would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school? Strictest head ÷ naughtiest boy = chaos.

Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there’s one big problem: Ryan Ward. The maestro of practical jokes, Ryan has played so many tricks that in the end the Head Teacher just walks out. And then the new Head Teacher, Mr Carter, arrives. A man so strict even the teachers are scared of him. So imagine his surprise – and Ryan’s – when they swap bodies. Now Ryan is Head Teacher – and his mortal enemy is one of his pupils. It’s every naughty kid’s dream! But soon Bracket Wood School is in a total mess – and only its worst ever pupil can fix it…

9780008200565 | Paperback | 384 pages | INR 399


wrong girl

Return to Fear Street: The Wrong Girl

R.L. Stine

Poppy Miller swears she will get payback for Jack Sabers’s cruel prank that humiliated her in front of all her friends. Then her classmates start turning up dead. All eyes are on Poppy. Is Poppy being framed? Or did the kids of Shadyside High mess with the wrong girl? In this all-new Fear Street story, only one thing’s for sure—someone is out for DEADLY revenge.

9780062694270 | Paperback | 336 pages | INR 399


Featured image courtesy: Indiethinking.co.uk

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