Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Book Review : Knitted Tales

Short stories speak volumes though they end so soon that the reader is left thirsting for more. I have come to enjoy the short stories more & more as time goes by. Knitted Tales is a lovely collection of a myriad of emotions.

This collection is  by Rubina Ramesh whose tales have been published earlier in anthologies by Fablery, IndiReads &   Readomania among others.

One story is  about a child who behaves so strangely that the mom fears her secret may tumble out. What is causing nightmares ? Something that happened in the past or is something  creepy being foretold ? In another tale, racism is in the background & yet, friendship blooms & how ! Domestic abuse is the base of another tale .Even mountains speak & lament the loss of humanity .A young woman wants to break free.Is she able to break the shackles & chart her destiny? Legitimacy  is the  theme in another story.

And yet there is a common thread which connects all these tales. And that is,that  human emotions are so fragile , ever changing & continue to bind us all.The author weaves the tales with much love & how ! She subtly allows the readers a peek into the love that happens by chance, by birth, by sympathy, by simply being there. And the stories seem to be there in our subconscious too .Yet, they could only be narrated by the author in the most subtle way.She makes the readers aware of the underlying feelings  through her portrayal.The rest is left to the imagination of the readers. And this is what makes this collection so special !

The stories are so interestingly told that the reader can complete reading the collection in no time.And yet , the tales stay with you.And make the readers wonder why they coudn't think of such stories !

A Collection of Emotions


What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate? 

Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you? 

Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving?

Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them?

Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?

In her debut anthology, Rubina Ramesh tries to find answers to these questions that are often from the heart and yet makes the mind ponder over the solution. Or is it the other way round? Either way, Knitted Tales is a bouquet of emotions that is bound to touch both your head and your heart.

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 About the author

Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time.  She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona.  Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer. 

Her other published works include:

'Home is where Love is’ a short story in the anthology Writings from the Heart. Ed. by Beth Ann Masarik. 
‘You Stole My Heart’ and ‘Let me Go’. Short stories as a part of the anthology Long and Short of It by Indireads.
'Wake Me Up' as a part of the anthology Marijuana Diaries by Fablery Publishers.

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Rubina Ramesh said...

I have tears after reading your review Vasudha. Thank you for acknowledging my debut from your heart.

Vasudha Rao said...

Hello Rubina,

I loved your writing !

Thank you for allowing me to review !


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