Entertainment | Books

eBooks of the week: The Long Way Home and more

Go paperback free with our pick of the top books to download...

  • By Farah Andrews, Scene magazine
  • Published: 17:10 June 26, 2012
  • Scene

eBook reviews: The Long Way Home and more
  • Image Credit: Supplied pictures
  • The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion and In One Person by John Irving are now available for download.

The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion
From amazon.com
Price Dh15
Three strangers have one thing in common, they’re always dealt the bad hand and constantly hoping for something better, but then there’s Jazzy, who’s bubbly and happy, the total opposite. After a chance meeting, the four women set off on a road trip to Las Vegas to get back one of their sons and all four end up on a moving journey.

In One Person by John Irving
From ebooks.com
Price Dh90
Irving crafts such beautiful sentences that you’ll want to reread them out loud just so you can hear them, and his latest 400+ page novel tells the story of Billy, who struggles with his identity, which means society struggles to accept him. Starting from Billy’s formative years in the 60s, and following through to the end of his days, the book makes you realise life is never black and white.

Related Links

Where you need to be

Lifestyle & Entertainment columnists
  • Russell Hemmings
    The Hemmings way

    Life coach Russell Hemmings on fears, anxieties and the human psyche demystified

  • Gaby Doman
    Gaby Doman: Notes to myself

    The everyday ups and downs of being a modern woman, according to this globetrotter

  • Uma Ghosh Deshpande
    The Dubai Insider

    TV personality Uma Ghosh Deshpande guides you through the city’s society gatherings and stories

  • Pratyush Sarup
    Design diary

    Dubai-based interior designer Pratyush Sarup lets us in on the world of design

  • Bharat Thakur
    Yoga for you

    Bharat Thakur guides you through practices and wisdom of this ancient science of exercising

Entertainment Editor's choice