Small Towns, Big Stories showcases twenty-one stories of small-town life by the country s greatest living chronicler of the Indian heartland.
Ruskin Bond has been writing evocative stories about the dusty towns and settlements in the hinterland for decades but this is the first time his finest stories on the theme have been brought together in a single volume. Timeless classics like Time Stops at Shamli , Bus Stop, Pipalnagar , and The Night Train at Deoli rub shoulders with brilliant new stories that have never been published before like Strychnine in the Cognac , The Horseshoe and When the Clock Strikes Thirteen . Vibrant, poignant, beautiful and tragic, these stories show a master storyteller at the height of his powers.
About the Author:
Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, The Night Train at Deoli, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award), Angry River, The Blue Umbrella, Delhi Is Not Far, Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, A Little Night Music, Tigers for Dinner, Tales of Fosterganj, A Gathering of Friends and Upon an Old Wall Dreaming. Ruskin Bond was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999, a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.