Hillary Clinton memoir, books on Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh highlights of 2014

Jan 01 2014, 21:41 IST
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SummaryBiographies of Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi, Hillary Clinton's memoir, another novel from the indomitable Jeffrey Archer and a retelling of the Aarushi murder are some of the major titles that booklovers can look forward to this year.

Biographies of Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi, Hillary Clinton's memoir, another novel from the indomitable Jeffrey Archer and a retelling of the Aarushi murder are some of the major titles that booklovers can look forward to this year.

In the sports segment, prominent books will be autobiographies by tennis stars Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi (both HarperCollins) and a book on Pakistan cricket "Wounded Tiger: The History of Cricket in Pakistan" by Peter Oborne (Simon & Schuster).

Besides there will be several books on a bevy of subjects like health and fitness, motivation and self help, young adult fiction, cuisines and entertainment.

"The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh" by one of his closest aides Sanjaya Baru will be published by Penguin India in March. In his account, the former media adviser of Singh tells his story of what it was like to 'manage' public opinion for the prime minister while giving us a riveting look at Indian politics as it happened behind the scenes.

HarperCollins will also publish a biography of President Pranab Mukherjee by Jayanta Ghosal.

Simon & Schuster's big title will be Hillary's memoir in which she will share key decisions and experiences as Secretary of State and her ideas for how the US can address the challenges of a dramatically changing world in the 21st century.

"We couldn't be happier to continue our long association with Secretary Clinton and to bring readers worldwide her unique insights into the most dramatic events and critically important issues of our time," says Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

"This will be the ultimate book for people who are interested in world affairs and America's place in the world today," adds Jonathan Karp, President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster Publishing Group.

The year will also see a couple of books on Modi to be brought out by HarperCollins ¿ "Modi and Godhra: The Fiction of Fact-finding" by Manoj Mitta and "Narendra Modi" by Ramesh Menon. There will also be book on Nitish Kumar (by HarperCollins) ¿ "Single Man: Nitish Kumar of Bihar" by journalist Sankarshan Thakur.

A retelling of the Aarushi murder (Penguin) by journalist Avirook Sen will be another anticipated book this year. Sen, who followed the court case and interviewed key players among investigators, lawyers, family and Aarushi's friends, tries to answer the biggest question

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