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Stories of Hope

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Stories of Hope is a collection of short stories. Each tale narrates the journey of a thin red line of hope that fights through adversity. Right from the heart of Nazi Germany in the thick of the holocaust to the collapse of the regime in Egypt in 2011, from the story of hunger in the core of Africa to the tale of Palestine's recognition as a state, there are stories that ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 140 pages
Published June 20th 2013 by Maitreya
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Jun 04, 2014 Deepti rated it it was amazing

The cover page says it all “Stories of Hope” – by a storyteller! That is the unvarnished truth, for Kirthi Jayakumar is a born storyteller. Her stories flow effortlessly from her deft pen, creating little ripples in both the intellectual as well as the emotional world pool, each tale a drop that sparkles independently, iridescently, bringing solace to the minds of her readers. Published by Maitreya Publishers, this slim volume offers not only a fragrant bouquet of flowers, but also leaves one wi
Amrit Sinha
Feb 06, 2014 Amrit Sinha rated it it was amazing
There are books that serve as a one-time read, a good time-pass, but nothing more than that. Then, there are books that you would prefer to read again, probably ‘cause you enjoyed the first time, and want to repeat that fun.

And then, comes the third category, books that you wouldn't only like to read, but also, live, again and again. Kirthi Jayakumar’s ‘Stories of Hope’ certainly finds a place of prominence in this category.

‘Stories of Hope’ is a collection of numerous short stories, each dealin
Divya Nambiar
Mar 18, 2014 Divya Nambiar rated it really liked it
There is a breed of bookworms who prefer reading novels instead of a book with short stories. I partially belong to that breed. Ofcourse I do read books containing short stories but then the 'liking' part depends on how crisp the stories are and the impact it creates on my mind.Till date I have come across few books like that(I don't mean to offend anyone. My scope of reading could entirely be blamed in this case!)

Praise to the author, Miss Kirthi Jayakumar, who has strung together such diverse
Bhargavi Balachandran
Aug 05, 2016 Bhargavi Balachandran rated it really liked it

What a brilliant bunch of stories! I have become a huge fan of this young author whose writing is just plain unadulterated 'awesomeness'. Kirthi's language flows beautifully, serenading us into the exquisite worlds she paints for us with every single story.I don't normally read short stories, but I was excited to read this book when Kirthi asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing it. The prose is lush, poignant and breathtakingly beautiful. I loved the range of stories Kirthi has presented in
Ravi Jain
Feb 10, 2014 Ravi Jain rated it really liked it
The short stories are beautifully written and vary in terms of the characters, the setting, the backdrop, and the existence or absence of hope. The book tells us the story of young girls – a girl who loses her family in a terror attack, a girl who is married off to an old man at the age of thirteen, a girl living in abject poverty, an orphan girl dreaming of becoming a singer; stories of young boys – the hungry boy in Ghana who walks hundreds of miles in search of food, the arrogant French boy ...more
Deepika Ramesh
Oct 09, 2015 Deepika Ramesh rated it it was amazing
Everything about a book matters, doesn’t it? The cover-design, the font, the smell… (The price-stickers put on the blurbs irk me.) I connect not just with the stories, and the authors, but certainly with the way the books look. In that aspect, I fell in love with Stories of Hope as soon as I saw the cover-design. It’s almost like a testimony to the fact that the book — an omnibus of short stories — is a mixed bag of gems.

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Kirthi Jayakumar is a lawyer by education, but a writer, artist, activist and a social entrepreneur by profession. She founded and runs The Red Elephant Foundation. Kirthi has written four solo books (two fiction, two non-fiction) and has contributed to a couple of fiction anthologies and non-fiction compendiums.

Kirthi is a graduate of the University of Peace in Costa Rica. She is the recipient o
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