Praise for My Books

"Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is a gifted writer of great promise. I have a gut feeling we have a new star rising in Punjab's literary horizon. She has an excellent command of English and a sly sense of humour."
- Khushwant Singh on The Long Walk Home

"An enjoyable tale of a sassy girl's headlong race up the corporate ladder."
- India Today on Earning the Laundry Stripes

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Bangalore reading - The Long Walk Home

Jacaranda in association with Olive Beach is pleased to invite you to meet Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, the critically acclaimed and award winning author of THE LONG WALK HOME, published by HarperCollins India.

Manreet has been hailed as the new literary star on the horizon by Khushwant Singh. Manreet lives in Hong Kong with her husband and daughter and is currently on a book tour for The Long Walk Home.

The event is scheduled for July 20, 2009 between 7 and 9 pm at the Olive Beach, 16 Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore 560025, contact: 080 41128400 or +91 9945565483. Manreet’s book will be available for signing at this event.

Please RSVP: Priya (Jacaranda) 95351 58048
or Vinay (HarperCollins India) 98803 57700

About the book
Set against the backdrop of twentieth-century India, The Long Walk Home illuminates history — partition, two Indo-Pak wars, the rise of religious fundamentalism — through the life of one man.
A story of faith and fundamentalism, misguided passions and accidental heroism, it is woven through a narrative of love, murder, vendetta, and greed. In the gathering extremism — the city is put under curfew; Hit Lists are drawn; his wife subscribes to a rabid preacher; his Hindu friend flees — the protagonist makes a terrible error. As he nears the end of his life, he wonders: will there be a chance for redemption?


  1. I was present at your chd reading. You mentioned you did engineering.As an engg, IITD student and aspiring writer myself,I am curious to know how is it that from the technical bookish world of science you landed yourself into something so creative and entertaining?

  2. Thanks. I wish I had a simple answer to help you. As I mentioned at the reading, I didn't chose writing, rather it chose me. And I didn't mean it as some pop-wisdom sound byte, if you recall. If you intend the transiiton, try to write a page daily. Stick with it, see how it makes you feel, and whether you want to persist. It's a slow, long and uphill haul - wish it could be easier!