“In Atmospheric Embroidery, Meena Alexander takes us on her magic carpet ride of language and image. Reading her is the pleasure of displacement, but also the sadness of inescapable loss. She makes me cry. She makes me happy.” —Nell Painter, author of The History of White People and Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

“The beautiful paradox of Meena Alexander’s art has always been found in the distillation of her epic human and spiritual experience into a pure and exquisite lyricism. That paradox and that lyricism are on triumphant display in this book.”—Vijay Seshadri, Pulitzer prize-winning author of 3 Sections and The Long Meadow 


Some great reviews-

“A complex, highly suspenseful tale of murder, revenge, and redemption.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A first-rate thriller filled with several plot twists, heinous villains and an explosive ending.”

RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick

“This exciting third installment in the series effectively mixes gritty crime and involving domestic drama.”


“An alluring mystery….Fans are certain to enjoy the complex plot and Julia and Ray’s evolving relationship.”

Publisher’s Weekly




“From baby names to avoid (so your little one won’t get picked on) to mommy blog drama, Say No to Placenta Pics is a hilariously biting how-to, with some good (and honest) advice delivered in a fun and wickedly satirical way. You’ll laugh so hard you may wet your pants . . . something you might as well get used to after labor, anyway.”
―Caren Lissner, author of Carrie Pilby

Say No to Placenta Pics will make you laugh so hard you’ll think you’re having contractions.”
―Leanne Shirtliffe, author of Mommyfesto and Don’t Lick the Minivan

“A refreshing read on the reality of pregnancy and the aftermath, which is articulated beautifully with a dash of uncensored humor. You can’t help but laugh out loud as there are so many relatable points in the book. It clearly brings up topics that most of us moms want to say but feel the need to sugar coat; the bad and ugly. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a sense of humor and wants the honest truth on embarking on the journey of motherhood and for the childless friends around them.”
―Melanie Braga, mom blogger of Momma Braga and assignments editor at The Baby Spot




…. Vibrant, detailed, and mystical illustrations showing ferocious rakshasas (demons) and graceful heroes enhance the text…. The fluid and evocative prose and nonstop action are sure to draw in those who already know and love this classic as well as providing an accessible introduction to readers unfamiliar with the story. Striking illustrations and a compelling narrative bring an important Indian tale of good and evil to young readers.”

Kirkus Reviews




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“RV Raman has done to me what the likes of Ken Follet, Jeffery Archer, Robert Ludlum do. By far it’s the best thriller by an Indian writer.”
“To me, this is among the best crime fiction novel written by an Indian.”
“A nice combination of a mystery and a thriller that is written in an erudite manner. Tight plot, succinct narration and credible motivations.”
“A tight plot and pacy action took me hurtling towards a tense climax, making light of my 7-hour train journey.”


Selected as NPR’s best books of 2017


Globe and Mail bestseller, The Color of Our Sky’s starred review from Library Journal,  says, “under Trasi’s deft hand a satisfying intersection of the stories emerges, with an emotional tone that resonates after the final page is turned.”