Grandma’s Bag of Stories

Memories of a grandparent spinning tales around animals and mysterious characters have kept many of us rapt till date. Sudha Murty's Grandma's Bag of Stories is simply delightful. The story starts with Anand, Krishna, Raghu and Meena arriving at their grandparents' house in Shiggaon. Overjoyed Ajji and Ajja (Grandmother and grandfather in Kannada) get the house ready, while Ajji prepares delicious snacks for children. Finally, times comes when everyone gathers around Ajji, as she opens her big bag of stories. She tells stories of kings and cheats, princesses and onions, monkeys and mice and scorpions and hidden treasures.

Though unlikely in combination, stories makes perfect sense when Grandma is the one narrating them. This book is ideal for young children and those who are 5+ in age. Stories are accompanied by colorful illustrations and morals. Lucid and simple language of the book, makes reading a pleasure.

About the author:

Active Indian social worker and writer, Sudha Murty was born 19th August 1950. She writes in two languages: Kannada and English. Sudha started her career in field of computer science and engineering. She is an active member in the Gate Foundation and the chairperson of a non-profit organization, Infosys Foundation in Karnataka. Credited for founding several orphanages, Sudha has also participated in various rural development efforts, to provide library and computer facilities in all government schools of Karnataka. One of her many achievements includes establishing the 'The Murty Classical Library of India' at Harvard University. Apart from writing novels, she has also acted in films: Pitruroon (Marathi film) and Prarthana (Kannada film).

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Phir Meri Yaad / फिर मेरी याद

कोई दीवाना कहता है’ काव्य संग्रह के प्रकाशन के 12 वर्षों बाद प्रकाशित हो रहा ‘फिर मेरी याद’ कुमार विश्वास का तीसरा काव्य-संग्रह है. इस संग्रह में गीत, कविता, मुक्तक, क़ता, आज़ाद अशआर— सबकी बहार है



“कुमार विश्वास के गीत ‘सत्यम शिवम सुन्दरम’ के सांस्कृतिक दर्शन की काव्यगत अनिवार्यता का प्रतिपादन करते हैं. कुमार के गीतों में भावनाओं का जैसा सहज, कुंठाहीन प्रवाह है, कल्पनाओं का जैसा अभीष्ट वैचारिक विस्तार है तथा इस सामंजस्य के सृजन हेतु जैसा अद्भुत शिल्प व शब्दकोष है, वह उनके कवि के भविष्य के विषय में एक सुखद आश्वस्ति प्रदान करता है.” — डॉ. धर्मवीर भारती
“डॉ. कुमार विश्वास उम्र के लिहाज़ से नये लेकिन काव्य-दृष्टि से खूबसूरत कवि हैं. उनके होने से मंच की रौनक बढ़ जाती है. वह सुन्दर आवाज़, निराले अंदाज़ और ऊंची परवाज़ के गीतकार, गज़लकार और मंच पर क़हक़हे उगाते शब्दकार हैं. कविता के साथ उनके कविता सुनाने का ढंग भी श्रोताओं को नयी दुनिया में ले जाता है. गोपालदास नीरज के बाद अगर कोई कवि, मंच की कसौटी पर खरा लगता है, तो वो नाम कुमार विश्वास के अलावा कोई दूसरा नहीं हो सकता है.” — निदा फ़ाज़ली
“डॉ. कुमार विश्वास हमारे समय के ऐसे सामर्थ्यवान गीतकार हैं, जिन्हें भविष्य बड़े गर्व और गौरव से गुनगुनाएगा.” — गोपालदास‘नीरज

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This Is Not Your Story

Sometimes, you do not write your story, it writes you. You don’t choose your story, it chooses you.

But would you believe it if someone told you, ‘This is Not Your Story’? Would you have the courage to rewrite it?

Shaurya, a CA student. This is his story of following his dreams.

Miraya, an interior designer. This is her story of believing in love.

Anubhav, an aspiring entrepreneur. This is his story of giving life another chance.

After her record-breaking debut novel Everyone Has A Story, Savi Sharma tells a transforming tale of courage, hope and self-discovery.

Prologue:
For a moment, forget who you are. More importantly, leave behind who we are and empty out everything. Instead, just be me.
‘I never wanted anything from life.’
If I say those words, I would be lying. In fact, that would be the biggest lie of my life. I wanted, I have always wanted. I just never could bring the words out. My voice failing, my heart breaking, my soul shattering.
But, what do I really want in life? I don’t know yet. So, I will tell you everything I wanted and still want. Today, I will be true; true to you, and most importantly, true to myself.
I…I…I want to live.
Yes. Not one but many lives in one lifetime. I want to write about myself and everyone I ever met, capture the essence of what it’s like to live. To be able to read everything beautiful and painful ever written and appreciate the experiences captured. All of this hoping to inspire and be inspired.
I want to learn and to teach. Yes, both, because I have had life-defining encounters that need to be shared and understood. Even so, I still have life-changing experiences, lessons to learn.
I want to give away everything I have. Yes, I want that and I want to begin again. To remind myself what it means to start over, to be back at the beginning of one’s life.
I want to eat and dress well, have a nice car and a nicer home. To be rich, famous and appreciated. The little things and the bigger things, I want all of them.
I want to be single and yet attached. Alone yet accompanied. I want to be everything and nothing, all at once!
I want Death to want me. He cannot take me, I want him to come when I have exhausted these lives I want to live and become! I want him to desire the enriched soul I will be!
I want it all; slowly, gradually, definitely. But is this all possible? Can one person be all these things in one lifetime?
I don’t know, but I certainly want to know.



Savi laces her plot with deep, heart-felt emotions which moves the readers thoroughly. The narrative is enthralling, inspiring and absolutely honest. – Times of India
Praise for Savi Sharma & Everyone Has a Story

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Animals Tales From Panchtantra: Timeless Stories For Children From Ancient India

Panchatantra has been a part of the Indian folklore for many centuries and continues to enchant young readers even today. The animal stories from Panchatantra is a wonderful collection of six tales that aim to guide the young readers about the wise conduct of life, understanding human nature and attaining success in life. The book is filled with large and vibrant illustrations that attract the attention of the readers and encourage them to read.

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How I Taught My Grandmother to Read: And Other Stories

What do you do when your grandmother asks you to teach her the alphabet? Or the President of India takes you on a train ride with him? Or your teacher gives you more marks than you deserve? These are just some of the questions you will find answered in this delightful collection of stories recounting real life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty teacher, social worker and bestselling writer.

There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school. The account of how her mother's advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company and the heart warming tale of the promise she made and fulfilled to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books. Funny, spirited and inspiring, each of these stories teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of doing what you believe is right and having the courage to realize your dreams.

About the Author

Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fictional pieces and four books for children. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages. Sudha Murty was the recipient of the RK Narayan Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006 and the Attimabbe Award from the government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011.

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Sherlock Holmschya Rahasyakatha (Marathi)

Now in Marathi, Sherlock Holmes the gaunt, ascetic, ruthlessly logical pursuer of crime and mystery created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle needs no introduction. The adventures of this sharp, witty and moody detective along with his loveable pedantic and faithful friend Dr. Watson, are a perennial source of inspiration to lovers of crime fiction. The book brings to you the criminal investigation of mysteries by master detective Sherlock Holmes.

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Will You Still Love Me?

Lavanya Gogoi is from the scenic hills of Shillong while Rajveer Saini belongs to the shahi city of Patiala. Worlds apart from one another, the two land up next to each other on a flight from Mumbai to Chandigarh. It’s love at first flight, at least for one of them. For the other . . . well, it’s going to take more than a plane ride!



Ok..i just finished reading this book today…and i loved it… It’s really amazing how well the author puts every thought in words…while reading the book be it the romance parts…the meghalaya trip..the accident…and the after accident parts i felt like am just living in those moments… i have never been to north east..but after reading the book i feel like i know the place…the place has been portrayed in this book it forced me to google the images and check….and i would be very disappointed as and when i visit the place if it looks different than how it has been narrated here…its so beautifully written. The best part about Ravinder’s books are they are always very relatable…and specially this one is not just a romance novel it has a very important message for all of us….you have to read it to know what exactly am talking about…while reading last few chapters i felt like someone has put something really heavy on my chest…i hope the message that he tried to convey through this book reminds people of how a small careless act can lead to havoc. –By Priyanka on 16 February 2018

I was quite excited by the name of the book and when i got my book delivery the very same day i read it..it was amazing..the love story was just magical and pure..the way they both supported each other and fingured things out calmly..What i loved the most was the meghalaya trip…its so beautifully narrated that i feel i was there and could visualise each thing that was being narrated… I could even feel the way Rajveer must have felt after the crime he committed..i could even feel what lavanya and chukti’s father must have gone true…title was very appropriately used.. This is one of the amazing books i have read till date after I too had a love story . –By Muskan on 18 February 2018

Ravinder Singh has again done an amazing job with this book, The way he was able to bring a important social issue, and put an emotional touch to eat is absolutely fabulous. Its not advised to compare this book with his other works as this is not a continuation and is beautiful standalone creation with a significant reference to the social issues. –By Amazon customer on 24 February 2018

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Koi Deewana Kahta Hai

About the Author: Kumar Vishwas Dr Kumar Vishvas is an Indian Youth Icon, whocarriesseveralaspects in his personality. As a celebrated Hindipoet, heis wellknown across the world. He is credited with revivingHindipoetryamong young generation. The tech-savvy younggenerationvalues DrVishvas as their icon. This is evident from thefact thaton oneside, where his online videos have been watchedmillions oftimesby young netizens, on the other hand his officialpage on aleadingSocial Networking website Facebook invitesapproximately 5Millionclicks a month. Besides a poet, he has been recognized as asocialcommunicator,who is known as a straight-forward speaker onsocialissues and asa motivator who ignites young minds withhiscommunicationexpertise. A professor by profession, Dr Vishvasisalso involvedin writing Scripts, Lyrics and Stories for IndianFilmIndustry. Heis the first performing poet of any language acrosstheworld,whose poems in his own voice, have been hosted asCaller-backtuneson all major telecom operators of india. Overall,Dr KumarVishvasis an iconic blend of a Performing Poet, an Author,aSocialCommunicator and a Motivator. Having penned numerous poems and articles, Dr KumarVishvasisknown to be a prominent author of Hindi language. Two ofhisbookshave been published by renowned publishing houses ofIndia.While’Ik Pagli Ladki Ke Bin’ (1996), as a debut collectionfromayoungster, became an apple of eye for readers as wellascritics,his second poetry collection ‘Koi Deewana Kehta Hai'(2007)becamea best-seller. The book created new records in salesvolumein thesucceeding years. It was reported as the highestsellingbookduring events like Delhi Book Fair 2010, and WorldBookFair2011. Best recognized as a poet of Shringar Ras (RomanticGenre),DrKumar Vishvas has been regular columnist withseveralpublications.Besides Hindi-Urdu poems, he has been writingarticlesfor reputedIndian Hindi magazines on a regular basis. Hisexpertiseas awriter has been utilized during severalnon-politicalso

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Malgudi Adventures

Malgudi Adventures is an amazing book penned by extremely talented author R. K. Narayan. After the tremendous success of Malgudi Schooldays, R. K. Narayan wrote his second master piece. The story is all about the escapades of Swami and his friends in the magical South Indian small town of Malgudi.

The unforgettable story of Babu, who, in trying to set up the lights for his sisters’ Navaratri exhibition, manages to throw the entire household into gloom. The book also tells the tale of A snake charmer boy who grows up with a monkey named Rama as his friend; and of Raju, who decides to turn into a guide when a train station is established at Malgudi. The book also describes the story of Chandran, who has fallen in love with the banks of the Sarayu river and of the hilarious continuation of the events that reveals when Raja the tiger decides to take shelter in the local school. So the story of this book is very interesting and rejuvenating.

So if you are looking for a mind blowing story book for gifting to your little one, this is your ideal choice. You can get this book easily on Amazon India.

About the author:

R.K. Narayan is one of the most eminent Indian Authors of the twentieth century. Born in 1906, Narayan is awarded by National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, India’s chief literary honour. He has also penned some marvellous master piece named Mr. Sampath – The Printer of Malgudi, Swami and Friends, waiting for Mahatma and Gods, Demons and Others, these all are published by the University of Chicago Press.



R.K. Narayan is one of the most prominent Indian novelists of the twentieth century. Born in 1906, Narayan was the recipient of the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, India’s highest literary honor. His numerous works Mr. Sampath – The Printer of Malgudi, Swami and Friends, Waiting for Mahatma and Gods, Demons and Others, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heart-breaking – a tale of love and survival amidst the horrors of Auschwitz

Human – the real story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust – the blue numbers tattooed on prisoners’ arms

Inspirational – the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances

Unforgettable – a story untold for over seventy years is finally shared

Life-affirming – one man’s determination to survive and live a full life with the woman he loved

Fully verified – Lale Sokolov’s background and story has been fact-checked against all available documentary evidence

The Story

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz. When Lale, given the job of tattooing the prisoners, saw Gita waiting in line, it was love at first sight. In that moment he determined to keep them both alive. This is a story of hope and of courage.



a sincere…moving attempt to speak the unspeakable * The Sunday Times * What an extraordinary and important book this is. We need as many memories of the Holocaust as we can retain, and this is a moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war. I’m so glad Lale and Gita were eventually able to live long and happy lives together, and thankful that Heather Morris was moved to record their incredible story. It’s a triumph * Jill Mansell * Extraordinary – moving, confronting and uplifting . . . a story about the extremes of human behaviour: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I recommend it unreservedly’ * Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project * Based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, who is forced to tattoo numbers on his fellow concentration camp detainees’ arms. * The Bookseller * Nothing that I could possibly write here would be eloquent enough to convey to you how powerful and moving this book was. I could go on for pages telling you how well this is written, nothing is overdramatized…she just tell this tale that is at its bare bones a love story. I cried entire buckets of tears. Finally I will use the words of Lale “If you wake up in the morning, it is a good day” that it is. That it is * Netgalley Reviewer * What I loved so much about this book is that it actually made me stop and think; each and every one of those people, regardless of their number or rank within the system or whether they survived or didn’t, had their own story. A quite unexpected story in fact of love, despite the odds, within the concentration camps. What’s so beautiful about this book is not actually that it’s true. Because it is both too beautiful and too ugly to really “enjoy” reading such an honest first hand account. What struck me the most was how quickly relationships, and very strong friendships almost akin to family, develop when times are so terrible. A hard-hitting, important book with love at it’s core. A brave story shared with an author who delivers it perfectly for one man, and his love affair, who would not be defeated * Netgalley Reviewer * I don’t like reading war time books because they get too depressing or too political. But this one was so different, it gave you hope, that even in the darkest of times if your willpower and faith is strong you can come out successful * Book Ninja * It is one of the rarer stories of the Holocaust, that dares to feature romance in such a place of misery, hopelessness and the dearth of birdsong. Love happened, and the unlikely, nay downright impossible, happened, and this heartfelt book is a very enjoyable presentation of that. * The Bookbag * A beautifully written harrowing story of one man’s will to survive in Auschwitz…it is a story of hope and endurance and a beauty that emerges when all around is painted in black. As a reader you cannot help but be affected by this account the simplicity of the story telling only adds to the poignancy… * Library Thing * This is an outstanding read…An extremely powerful and absorbing read that had me in tears at the most surprising moments and it will be making an appearance in my Top Ten of 2017. It is due to be published in January 2018 and I hand on heart urge everyone to read it. * Batty About Books * Though very hard to read in places, this story is full of hope, love, courage and kindness. It made me cry a lot, but in places it also made me smile, as it shows humanity at its best in the worst of times. Lale had nothing but positivity and determination and, along with Gita and many of the other prisoners, is one of the bravest people you will ever read about. This review doesn’t come close to doing The Tattooist of Auschwitz justice. It’s such a heartbreaking, beautiful story and one I’m so glad Lale got to tell * Foreword Books * The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a very moving book, showing the survival of humanity in a brutal place. I love this story * The Reading Life * Lale Sokolov’s story not only moving and heart-breaking, but also humbling and inspiring hope. I was so totally blown away by this book that I am really struggling to find words for the emotions it evoked in me. In her writing, Morris manages to convey the spirit of a young man trying to survive, but also hold on to his humanity the best he can. It was heart-breaking and humbling to see the strength of the human spirit in the face of death. What an amazing man. What an amazing story. Everyone should read this unforgettable book * But Books Are Better * I don’t think I’ve ever felt happier about a love story than now. I really admired Lale from the very start of this novel, his positivity and his determination to survive shine through from the very beginning and it was wonderful to see how he tries to give Gita hope when she sees none. Heather Morris did a brilliant job writing Lale’s personal story, and even though it was a very compelling testimony and there were still many sad moments to get through, the overruling feeling after I finished it is one of warmth and contentment for these two individuals. Lale and Gita’s love story was a perfect counterweight for the predominant harshness of this novel. * The Belgian Reviewer * I absolutely loved this book and thought it was a powerful and emotional story of survival in such an awful time. Lale is such a wonderful, amazing man who uses his power as the tattooist to help others, he is truly an amazing man…This story is such an emotional one that I found myself really pacing through this book, I found it so difficult to put down. It was beautiful and inspiring and I hope others pick up this book when it is released next year. I highly recommend this * Life and Tea * This was such an emotional read, so many highs of Lale and Gita and then so many lows of friends lost along the way * Lozzi Book Reviews * I’ve always held a deep respect for books that remind us how terribly bad human nature can be if left unbridled, so it went without question that this book was a must-read. I very much enjoyed reading this, and I envy the author for the precious hours she was able to spend with such a forgiving, peaceful human being. It would be an honor to have met Lale Sokolov * Slightly Cracked Belle * ‘Lale did what had to be done to survive, but he also boosted morale and saved inestimable lives by appropriating food and medical supplies from right under the noses of the SS Death’s Head Units. He was naturally empathetic, well liked by his fellow prisoners and held out to the end with his dignity and integrity unblemished. More amazingly, perhaps, is that he developed a deep and enduring love for a women he had branded upon entering the camp. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the remarkable, percipient, utterly unforgettable novel based on Lale’s experiences as camp tatowierer * Book Jotter * Even when we think we’ve heard enough we will never be free of the stories of the Holocaust and we shouldn’t be. As long as there is ink and paper the stories need to be told because there is always one we haven’t heard. The Tattooist of Auschwitz was one of those for me…we know at the outset they survive but it’s in the how that keeps us riveted and shaking our heads in amazement at the courage, the determination to survive and the love these two have for each other * WeeSied * The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a very powerful and emotional read. At times it is overwhelmingly harrowing, yet at the same time there is always a hint of hope. * Little Miss No Sleep * one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz. * The Book Trail * The Tattooist of Auschwitz, is a tale that will live long in the minds of its readers.Morris weaves Lale’s story into a mesmerising fictional narrative, that at times leaves the reader astonished not purely by what Lale witnesses and experiences, but the determination and resolve of this man. It is both a terrific oxymoron and a testimony of the triumph of love that the human capacity for affection and compassion can reveal itself in such an horrific setting, but it is also testament to these two individuals that they can foster love in the darkest of moments. This is a book whose story – not least because it is based on true events – couldn’t fail to affect me. I longed for Lale and Gita’s happiness and future, but I was also haunted by all those who didn’t achieve either. For me, reading this book was a pleasure, a lesson and a reminder; I would recommend it to all readers. * Nudge Books, Bookhugger review 5/5* * I couldn’t put this book down. Despite the horrors within its pages, this is also a tale of love, friendships, and hope. It’s a story that made me stop and think about the individual stories of other prisoners in these camps, what they had to do to stay alive and who they lost along the way. Stories that we will never know but that we should never forget existed. This is a short novel but it packs a huge punch; the combination of Heather Morris’ storytelling and Lale’s unforgettable true story make this book impossible to put down. * Strupag book blog * The story broke my heart over and over, but also gave me hope. Out of something so awful, the love between Lale and Gita was born and managed to withstand and survive. It’s something you need to read to believe because the tale is like something out of a movie. Of course, I gave this 5 stars. It is beautifully written and tells an incredible story that needed to be told. * Chloe Metzger * Somehow both Lale and Gita survive – this isn’t a spoiler, this is a true story and so we know at the outset they survive but it’s in the how that keeps us riveted and shaking our heads in amazement at the courage, the determination to survive and the love these two have for each other. I can only imagine a person could only survive if there was cunning and courage and caring involved. * Denice’s Day * This is an important period in history, one that should never be forgotten or taken lightly. Heather has done a wonderful job in relating Lala’s story. It is an emotional journey, and even now I still feel the emotion as I write this review, a few days after reading the book. * Me and My Books * This is not a comfortable read and nor should it be. What the Jews and other minority groups suffered at the hands of the Nazi’s is something the world should never forget. The fact that this is a true story makes it all the more horrific, yet it has glimmers of hope and humour and ultimately love. * My Bookish Blogspot * Despite how much this book broke my heart, it also reassured me that things weren’t all bad for all of the people stuck in concentration camps, & that some were able to find happiness in small doses. * Writing Wolves * I really did appreciate it was inspired by the true events of a couple; both humbling and heartbreaking, I was captivated by their love story. I felt like this point of view was incredibly original. Lale was not just a typical prisoner of Auschwitz concentration camp- he was the tattooist. I have never read any WWII fiction with this type of perspective and I was in awe of the atrocities he experienced were explained. The lengths that Lale goes through to protect Gita were astonishing and their will to survive was fascinating. * Clues and Reviews * This is definitely a book that will stay with me for a very long time. It also needs to be shared far and wide, to be read by all ages and all peoples, so that would happened is never forgotten, so that it never happens again. * Secret Library Book Blog * Out of one of the worst periods of human history comes an inspirational story of love, hope and survival… a beacon of light amidst the dark ruins of the Holocaust.Lale’s harrowing but unforgettable story is one of beauty and brutality, life and death, humanity and inhumanity, but through it all the flame of hope never dies. It is the beacon that sees him through the very worst of times and gives light to the rest of his days. An extraordinary story of an extraordinary love… * Lancashire Evening Post * The story, the tale of Lale and Gita is so memorable * Much Ado About Books * This book is unmissable. It’s a readable, sensitive, morally complicated and engrossing story * Those Precious Stolen Moments * The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a story of love against all the odds. It is beautifully written, desperately sad and at the same time triumphant. A must read WW2 novel * The Welsh Librarian * Would I recommend this story? A million times yes! This is a story that not only needs to be read, but it’s one that we can not afford to forget. It is moving, emotional, gritty, and most importantly, real * Minimac Reviews * A fascinating insight in the life at Auschwitz and how the main character manages to survive by having given the task of tattooing the numbers on the arms of the prisoners of Auschwitz. You probably won’t keep your eyes dry with this one! I can highly recommend The Tattooist Of Auschwitz to any fan of the genre * It’s All About Books * This is a debut novel by Heather Morris, it is a true account of Lale Sokolov’s time in Auschwitz. It’s a harrowing read of the treatment the prisoners endured. This was a brutal and chilling read but also very emotive…this was sensitively written and compelling, I sometimes had step back for a moment to remind myself that this really happened and everything I was reading was a devastating and cruel reality. This is definitely a book that I recommend you pick up in 2018… * Louise Loves Books * The fact that this is a true story makes it all the more horrific, yet it has glimmers of hope and humour and ultimately love * My Bookish Blog Spot * I really did appreciate it was inspired by the true events of a couple; both humbling and heartbreaking, I was captivated by their love story * Clues and Reviews * Despite the ugliness and the gut wrenching setting there is beauty in this book, the resilience that Lale finds deep in himself, his courage and above all his strength of character shine through, as does his love for Gita. The author has done an incredible job of retelling Lale and his Gita’s story, at times I felt I was there alongside him, I felt his despair, his pain and those moments when it would have been easier to have given up than live another day. I found the end of the book very emotional as the reader learns what happened to Lale and Gita in the years after Auschwitz. This is one book that will haunt me for a long time to come, but I think it’s a book everyone should read. Highly recommended * The Book Review Cafe * It is a story full of horror but of hope and the strength of human spirit in the face of adversity and Lale and Gita were such an admirable, brave couple and I’m glad I got to read their story, as many stories were unable to be told * Books And Me * It is a story full of horror but of hope and the strength of human spirit in the face of adversity and Lale and Gita were such an admirable, brave couple and I’m glad I got to read their story, as many stories were unable to be told * Bookkaz * I fell just a bit more in love with Lale the more I read. * Sissi Reads * A powerful and deeply moving story of survival and also a remarkable love story * The Last Word * The Tattooist of Auschwitz is very much a story of survival. The Tattooist of Auschwitz isn’t just about how Lale met and fell in love with Gita, but also about how courage, pride and stubbornness ensured they survived. It’s beautifully written as fiction, even though it’s a true story. I would say it’s an ‘easy read’ but it’s certainly not, due to the subject matter – instead, it’s difficult and disturbing at times. This is an emotional book about the importance of hope and is thought provoking and inspiring. Lale and Gita’s story will stay with me forever. * Off The Shelf Books * This is in my opinion another book that should be read in schools to teach about the Holocaust and how it affected the people then and how it should teach us lessons for the future. The survivors and those that lost their lives deserve for their stories to live on. One last thing I need to say, have the tissues at hand and be prepared to read late into the night and have this book take over your mind and thoughts from the very beginning to the very end. * Jeanz Book Read and Review * Lale’s harrowing but unforgettable story is one of beauty and brutality, life and death, humanity and inhumanity, but through it all the flame of hope never dies. It is the beacon that sees him through the very worst of times and gives light to the rest of his days. An extraordinary story of an extraordinary love… * Chorley Guardian * My words here will never do justice to such an important subject. All I can do is to just ask you to read it for yourself. Lale’s story will stay with me and those who have read The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a powerful and deeply moving story of survival and also a remarkable love story. Both Lale and Gita’s story will stay with me forever as these stories must be told for future generations to understand and to learn. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. * The Last Word Book Review * The romance and love between Gita and Lale was heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measures and proves that the human spirit can’t be crushed by evil and that despite the horrors they witnessed and the violence they experienced during their 3 years at Auschwitz, they were able to help and provide comfort for many others. This book really needs to be read by EVERYONE as it’s a wonderful reminder of survival, hope and love. * Compulsive Readers * Morris’s sensitive and humane writing includes recognisable key events that have been covered in other stories about the Holocaust, anchoring the authenticity of Lale’s tale, and here they resonate afresh as the devastating emotional impact of each event is renewed through his perspective. The Tattooist of Auschwitz features more than one story of courage under horrific conditions, this is a story that gives voice to the millions of lives that were lost. * Pam Reader * It tells an incredibly powerful story that so many people had to live through. It shows that even in such an awful circumstance, people can still put others before themselves. * Geeking Ginger * This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable. * Boovers * The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a very powerful and emotional read. This is a very emotive story of love and friendship in the most unlikely of places. I couldn’t put this book down and ended up reading it in one three hour sitting last night. I had tears in my eyes while reading this, and by the time I reached the Author’s Note and additional information I was properly crying. * Little Miss No Sleep * Hats off to the author who has been able to listen to so much pain from the mouth of the real Lale and has so much skill to make this book an incredible story, who kidnaps from the first line and intrudes overwhelmingly into our daily life, forcing us to continue to know what it will happen, what will happen to Lale and Gita. A story of impact, shocking and proving that true love can overcome any storm, any atrocity. There is always something more powerful than evil and bad. * The Shelter of Books * He was so brave and many people survived thanks to him. I’m so glad this book exists and I hope a lot of people read it. Never forget * A Song of Book and Coffee * One of the most life affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of The Tattooist of Auschwitz * The Hunt Post * A moving true love story that also solves a historical puzzle about the tattooist’s identity * Church Times * This is an important story and I am glad that Lale got the chance to tell it. It offers a unique perspective of the war that I hadn’t encountered before * Noctua Review * Heather has done a wonderful job in relating Lale’s story. It is an emotional journey, and even now I still feel the emotion as I write this review, a few days after reading the book * Vonnibee * This story, full of beauty and hope, is based on years of interviews author Heather Morris conducted with real-life Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov. It is heart-wrenching, illuminating, and unforgettable * Dressed To Read * This is a hugely involved and involving story of love in an impossible place…an inspiring story * Waterford Today * the stories of survivors need to be told, without them there is more chance we will repeat the past. Morris does that in a sensitive way, and she brings a little lightness to a very dark story. * MMCheryl * I am honestly finding it difficult to put into words how heart wrenching this book was. I generally would like to thank Lale Soklov for letting Heather Morris share his story of how he fought for his survival and for the one he loved. * Hannah Reads * Stories of the Holocaust will always be harrowing and shocking no matter how many have gone before, but the character of Lale Sokolov makes this one uniquely romantic, life-affirming and even funny in places. * The Literary Sofa * The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris was very bit as harrowing as I expected, and I could not put it down. It tells the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who had a secret love affair within the walls of the concentration camp. It’s a beautiful, shocking, upsetting and uplifting story; I thoroughly recommend reading it * Panziereads * It took three years of thrice-weekly meetings between Lale Eisenberg and Heather Morris for the author to gain the survivor’s trust. For that alone, readers should be indebted to Morris: Lale was a man of Herculean moral strength, and his Odyssean story of humanity, survival and eventual reunion with Gita, deserves a wide audience * Jewish Chronicle * I honestly didn’t realise how emotionally invested in this book I was until I put it down and had tears streaming down my face. Whether you have an interest in WW2 fiction or not, this is a book you must add to your list because the love story shared between Lale and Gita is one that deserves to be read – and Heather Morris has done a beautiful job at crafting it * Louise Hudson * a touching and redemptive tale of love and selflessness * Times Literary Supplement * a beautiful story of survival and ultimate redemption * Sunday World, Eire * Haunting and unforgettable. 5/5 * Read Like Me * What is striking about Heather Morris’ new book, based on the powerful and true story of “Lale” Sokolov, and focusing on his experience in the most appalling of the Nazi camps, is how very readable it is…That Lale and Gita both survived, and found each other, is miraculous. The close bond forged between author and protagonist in the three years preceding the latter’s death in 2006 provides the text with the authenticity of a memoir. This is a remarkable achievement * The Tablet * Grim and distressing yet it shows, like Schindler’s List, the power of humanity’s bravery and compassion * Nudge Book * Despite the subject matter, I found this a very easy read. It’s the true story of Lale Sokolov – how he survived the horrors of Auschwitz and found love along the way * This West London Life * A powerful evocation of the everyday horrors of life as a prisoner in a concentration camp . . . message of how true love can transcend even the most hellishly inhuman environments. This is a perfect novel for book clubs and readers of historical fiction * Publisher’s Weekly * A gorgeous love story, based on a true relationship between two innocent, young Jewish captives. It’s easy to read, though not an easy subject, and you will cry – but I can’t recommend it enough * The Pool * Incredible… be ready to shed a tear or two — Fabulous Daily * The Sun * Lale’s harrowing but unforgettable story is one of beauty and brutality, life and death, humanity and inhumanity, but through it all the flame of hope never dies. It is the beacon that sees him through the very worst of times and gives light to the rest of his days * St Helen’s Reporter * Life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable * Spalding Guardian * A compelling read that I couldn’t put down… It is a light of hope among all the harrowing memories of the most awful period in human history – and a timely reminder that even in the depths of depravity, love can survive * My Weekly * One of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust * Belfast Telegraph * A moment of pure humanity amid unthinkable atrocity * The Independent * This book took me by surprise with its sheer beauty and raw honesty… it is real, it is moving, and you cannot read without feeling awe at the resilience and determination of the human spirit, and relief at the presence of love even in the unlikeliest places * Church Times * We need books that explain the horror of antisemitism, books to open minds and engage hearts. And the Tattooist of Auschwitz most definitely does that job * Jewish Chronicle * Lale and Gita’s story is breathtakingly bittersweet and the anecdotes throughout contribute to understanding how even in the most brutal situations, hope, love and tiny moments of goodness continue to blossom. An absolute must-read * Daisy Butter *

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