What’s New at Story

From the destructive power of love to the quiet strength of a woman wronged, from a fresh look at our polity ahead of a crucial general election to a second dose of tantalising true-crime stories, March has much in store at Story bookstore! Here are the top picks.


  1. Half Torn Hearts by Novoneel Chakraborty (Penguin): Shanay discovers a truth about Afsana’s past a few weeks before their engagement. How does he deal with it? A twisted love story about those who destroy themselves for the ones they love.

  2. The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Harper): This is the story of The Ramayana, told from Sita’s perspective. The book also foregrounds the experiences of the other women whose stories are often sidelined in the original epic.

  3. The Reason is You by Nikita Singh (Harper): The book, under the guise of a simple love triangle narrative, explores how depression affects the life of a person and those around them and tries to create awareness in the minds of its readers about mental health.

  4. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (Scholastic): The best-selling series is back in a new avatar inspired by the recent success of the movie. They say the book is always better than the movie. Here’s your chance to test that theory.

  5. Get Better at Getting Better by Chandramouli Venkatesan (Penguin): This book looks at why and how success in one’s career can be achieved using the author’s own formula called the ‘get-better model’.

  6. Democracy on the Road by Ruchir Sharma (Penguin): A compilation of the author’s observations about democracy in India as he travels around the country, on the eve of a general election, following election campaigns and interviewing political leaders. He offers an insight into the various factors influencing the election process.

  7. Delusional Politics by Hardeep Singh Puri (Penguin): The author examines the political scenarios in India, the UK and the US and the sometimes inexplicable actions of their leaders. He critically discusses recent events such as Brexit and the elections of Donald Trump and Narendra Modi, how they came about, and the possible future effects.

  8. Goyendapith Lalbazar II by Supratim Sarkar (Ananda): A top cop of Kolkata and bestselling writer returns with the second volume of his riveting true-crime stories.