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A Book of Light: When a Loved One Has a Different Mind Hardcover – 7 Jul 2016

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‘AND YET THE LIFE WE LEAD, bringing up our child, a young man who hasn't spoken a clear full sentence to us in all the years since he was born, and then diagnosed with autism at nearly three - our precarious life together - is also supremely happy. I would not trade it for any other even if he is not and will never be like other children; in some ways, he will always be a child’. - Readers Digest

‘This book offers no moral lessons, but something of enduring emotional value for all of us. These stories are like that rare and precious friend who just comes and offers quiet companionship, “let you talk when you wanted to but let you be silent if that was what might make you heal’.— Deccan Herald

‘This handy little collection, compiled with deep concern and empathy, presents facets of a smouldering issue in easy-to-digest pieces’. —Deccan Herald


‘You'll quit saying 'I'm so bipolar' after reading these accounts’.—Catch News
‘Author Jerry Pinto has put together a book which comprises narratives of ordinary people who live with 'disturbed' human beings. These may be of use to those who still face such traumas’.—Mumbai Mirror
‘A Book of Light is a collection of stories from people who recount their experiences of living with loved ones with a mental illness. In a society where the subject is rarely discussed openly, even among family, the book reminds us that we need many more such personal accounts’.—The Hindu
‘We don’t talk much about mental illness, but it’s time we began, says author Jerry Pinto, who has recently edited a collection of real-life accounts’.—The Hindu
‘A Book of Light is a small yet significant compendium of stories that allow us to explore a world of individuals so much like us, but distinct in a significant manner, insofar as they have a different mind’.— The Tribune
‘A Book of Light touches the heart, even as it inverts the world we inhabit. As I read it, I realise how much I don’t know, and how those who have a different mind illuminate lives, even as they pose challenges of various kinds. This book has thrown up shafts of light into unfamiliar nooks of our society, created shadows, even as it provided illumination into a world that is so familiar, yet different’.—The Tribune
‘This collection is a first of its kind consolation for the damaged soul neatly bound with a bright blue cover illustrated by Jerry Pinto. It assures the readers that they are not alone, that other people have suffered and that experiences can be shared’.— The Statesman
‘The book’s benevolent tropes launch an onslaught on the stigmas hitherto clouding the vision and damaging the social fabric of the country. It upholds the power of love and acknowledges the strength of prayers’. —The Pioneer.

About the Author

Jerry Pinto is the author of Em and the Big Hoom (winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize, the Hindu Literary Prize and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction) and Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb (winner of the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema). His other works include Asylum , a book of poems; and translations (from Marathi) of Daya Pawar’s autobiography Baluta , Sachin Kundalkar’s novel Cobalt Blue and Vandana Mishra’s memoir I, the Salt Doll . He has also edited several anthologies, including Bombay, Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai (with Naresh Fernandes).

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Speaking Tiger (7 July 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 938605017X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9386050175
  • Package Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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