3 book picks of the week
“Deal With The Devil” by Peter Lance
If you love a good crime story, this book is for you. Author Peter Lance – who has won five Emmys for his investigative reporting – tackles three decades worth of never before released FBI files to tell the story about a member of the Mafia who killed at least 50 people. This is one of the cases where true life is even crazier than anything Hollywood could dream up.
“The Weight Of A Human Heart” by Ryan O’Neill
Scottish writer Ryan O’Neill is one of fiction’s rising writers and his first book is a collection of poetically penned short stories. Ranging from a story about a female student in Rwanda forced to leave her home and school because of the genocide to a young girl who accidentally discovers her mother’s secrets, each story will stay with you long after you finish reading.
“The Gurkha’s Daughter” by Prajwal Parajuly
Each of the eight short stories in this book gives a glimpse into the lives of various Nepali people, such as a shopkeeper in Kalimpong overwhelmed with worry, or a Gurkha’s daughter at odds with her father. Through these stories, author Prajwal Parajuly exposes the complicated struggles of the Nepali people, such as embracing modern life while still keeping tradition.
Book launch with Prajwal Parajuly for “The Gurkha’s Daughter”
July 18, 6:30 p.m.
The Rubin Museum
150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000
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