RATING – 4/5
AUTHOR: Sudipta Mukherjee
PUBLISHER: LEADSTART Publishing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sudipta Mukherjee (Bhattacharya) was born in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand and raised in Kolkata. After finishing her graduation from Calcutta University, she went on to do Masters from Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI), affiliated to the University of Mysore, where she was awarded gold a medal for her academics. She had worked with multiple organizations before quitting the professional world to pursue her dream of being an author. She lives with her husband and daughter. THE CROSSROADS is her debut novel.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The crossroads is a story of Aparajita Basu, a girl from a humble household of Kolkata, who tears away from her family to settle her roots in America, with her childhood friend, Aniruddha. To Aparajita, he is everything she ever wanted. Love dwindles slowly. Fate turns in a blink. Disheartened, she returns, not her hometown but to a different city, where she finds herself a stranger. Haunted by her disturbed thoughts, obsessed by that one name, she finds no escape... until she discovers herself, standing at a new crossroad. An ordinary girl, who loses herself to love. A lover, who turns out to be a betrayer. A friendship born to be a stormy night. Wisdom bred out miseries. A home coming that completes one full cycle. Three Cities... Two Friends... One Girl... One Story.
The cover of the book is beautifully designed keeping in mind the title and blurb.
Aparajita Basu who hails from a lower middle-class Bengali family has no sort of enjoyment in life other than his rich childhood friend Aniruddha. Life was simply boring and usual to her until she went to America for further studies with her boyfriend Aniruddha. Slowly and steadily things started getting excessively sweet and magical. And suddenly her life became a roller coaster ride full of hardships, breakup, disheartening and betrayal. Raunak a new yet true friend of her holding her hand and gave her a shoulder to cry on. But soon the story of her life in foreign ended and she came back to India and started living in Chennai.
Life was still full of thorns for her but soon she discovered the ultimate happiness in little things and shared her happiness and pain with Tathagata her friend from Chennai. To know what happened next, read the book. Sudipta has beautifully presented the story. All the characters in the story are well described by her.
I would recommend this book to all those who are searching to read something new yet full of emotions