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Just A Train Ride Away (English)

Author : Mini Srinivasan

Santosh craves the space for both parents in his life, and decides to do something about it. A short, quick-read novel that explores a delicate web of relationships with a refreshingly light and honest touch.

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Age 10+
Specifications 60 pages; 8.5” x 5.5”; black & white; soft cover
Awards 2010: Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sahitya Akademi
ISBN 978-81-8146-167-4

Santosh travels alone from Mumbai, where he lives with his mother, to Kolkata, on holiday. But he has secret plans to look for his father whom he barely remembers. The train ride brings him into contact with people quite outside his sheltered world — an eventful prelude to another, deeper, journey. With a refreshingly light and honest touch, Just a Train Ride Away explores the emotional dilemma of young boy who craves the space for both parents in his life and faces the bitter-sweet reality of estrangement and belonging. A short, quick-read, coming of age novel.

Straightforward yet sensitive

It’s the story of the dilemmas faced by single parents (how to deal with the missing half) and kids with single parents. Mini Shrinivasan deals with it in a straightforward, no-nonsense yet sensitive way. Neat and sparse, the book (which won the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2010) is a simple read about how, often, life is not what we’d imagined it to be, and we must make the best of whatever it has on offer and move on. It can... be consumed in a single gulp like a ‘roshogulla’. Goodbooks.in

Simple soul searching

This is 53 pages of pure soul searching. This book really touches the heart. Written in effortless English, it is an inspiring read... an interesting take on some of the most common situations in everyday Indian life. Jalebi Ink

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Just A Train Ride Away (English)

Just A Train Ride Away (English)

Santosh craves the space for both parents in his life, and decides to do something about it. A short, quick-read novel that explores a delicate web of relationships with a refreshingly light and honest touch.

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