Audacity, by Jonathan Chait, a political columnist for New York magazine, goes on sale in the final days of US President Barack Obama’s administration. The book argues that Obama’s achievements will survive a Trump administration, and the judgment of history, placing the man among the greatest and most effective presidents in American history. HarperCollins, Rs 899.
The Curse of Mohenjo Daro
Inspired by the legends of the lost Indus Valley city, award-winning financial journalist Maha Khan Phillips offers a thriller about a powerful relic, a sinister cult, and family secrets that haunt generations. The tale begins with a team of archaeologists bursting into flames, leading up to a revolution in the year 3800 BC. Pan Macmillan India, Rs 399.
The Wide Night
Sarvat Hasin’s highly acclaimed debut novel is about an eccentric Pakistani family and a lonely outsider who wants in. The novel re-introduces a classic story, retelling Little Women from the point of view of its chief male character, in the context of Pakistan, with an unlikely parallel to The Virgin Suicides, the 1993 novel by American writer Jeffrey Eugenides. Penguin Books India, Rs 499.