Ripples of Thought

Smriti Publishers
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 Life, generally speaking, is ordinary. People who live, generally speaking again, are ordinary. Hardly anybody thinks they could be heroes of timeless legends, or stories could be based on them. And that is where this collection of tales steps out from the lot.
Ripples of Thought is a book about ordinary beings, living ordinary moments, having ordinary experiences. It tells stories about faces which we come across every day. It has made characters out of these faces which are already there, in the vast canvas that we call life, living, breathing, alive and kicking… in a multi-dimensional existence, yet hardly noticed by us. 
Let’s delve into this extra-ordinary world of some ordinary people.
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About the author

 She is an English Honours graduate from University of Calcutta, and has done her graduation from Lady Brabourne College, after completing her schooling from Carmel School, Durgapur, West Bengal, from where she belongs. Currently she is pursuing her Masters in English from the same university.


An avid reader of works of literature, she has been involved in many creative writing and literary forums since her school days. She loves teaching, and has been a private tutor in English, and a voluntary primary and secondary teacher in her own school. She is a trained Kathak dancer under Lucknow Gharana, and has a varied prism of hobbies, like dancing, photography, and fashion designing. She is also a passionate traveller, exploring India, and abroad.
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Publisher
Smriti Publishers
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Published on
Sep 1, 2016
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Pages
55
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
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Women! They are so hard to understand!”

How often have you been either the subject or object of that so famous reaction of rolling of the eyes with a surrendering sigh and an almost inaudible gruff mutter? That’s how the fairer sex is normally described- cruel, yet caring; loving, but jealously so… which gives you that one word to describe them- complex!

However, that is exactly where this piece of tale starts unwinding. Going into the different layers of the female heart, it paints the lives of five small town Bengali girls, out in the big bad world of the cultural capital of India, the city of joy- Kolkata. Just like thousand others, they have dreams in their eyes and hope in their hearts, and come with their suburban conservatisms, till they meet the big city with its whirlpool of competition and exposure, working to transform them from Bengalis to Bongs! They come together to face the dizzy, busy unknown city, that merges their destinies into a melting pot, in the common modern fashion of being roommates. Bedazzled by the metropolitan flash, they huddle close. And from there begins a roller coaster ride!

Bonds are built, laughter and jokes are shared, and tears are wiped. Surfing through their individual and collected verve of teenage, they come across whole new beings of human characters, taste sweetest moments, experience most unexpected turn of events, and face completely novel complications of life, till they stumble upon the most jaw-dropping knowledge that changes everything.

What exactly did happen? How did they react? Did they survive? Questions hit you and confuse your brain, surprising and appalling, till you reach the end, where finally you roll your eyes and sigh, muttering, “… And I thought women were hard to understand?” 

Wizard’s First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling more than 100,000 copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the United Kingdom and in more than twenty foreign translations as well as audiobook form.

It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.

Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.

In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.

The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.

A 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist—Top 5 Best Mystery & Thriller * A Suspense Magazine “Best of 2018” Thriller/Suspense Pick

“An acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense.” —People

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Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.

And then she was gone.

Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?
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