MUSEUM OF MEMORIES

Thirteen soul-stirring stories gathered from the experiences of a senior journalist A surrogate mother narrating her emotional ordeal; a house-husband telling his side of the story; an innocent girl talking her first brush with the not-so-innocent world; a woman judging her friend for her Facebook posts…and many more that chronicle the journey of discovering life. Amrita Mukherjee, a journalist, realised over the years that every story had an inside story; interviewees actually opened up when the Dictaphone was switched off. Apart from meeting people for interviews, she collected these stories at the office cafeteria, at drawing room conversations, during interactions with strangers while travelling on the metro-rail or talking to fellow moms while waiting for her son at the school gates. What emerges is a work of gripping fiction based on real incidents.

Reviews

"The prose flows, emotions evolve and narrative quickens with the best form of surprise – the small surprise that is credible, human and moving. Amrita Mukherjee is a fine writer."

- M. J. Akbar
Minister of State for External Affairs


 

"Always a pleasure to see an ex member of the Hindustan Times editorial team turn to creative writing and to show such sensitivity in her fiction!"

- Vir Sanghvi
Ex Editorial Director, Hindustan Times/TV personality/Author

 

"Each short story of Amrita’s is a reader's delight. Be it the element of surprise which is the soul of a short story, vivid etching of characters, construct of plots of varied themes, inimitable story telling style, language lucidity, food for thought, Amrita has mastered them all. I have no hesitation in saying that Amrita is a reincarnation of O. Henry."

- Biplab Dasgupta
Actor/Director/Theatre personality

 

"Each short story of Amrita’s is a reader's delight. Be it the element of surprise which is the soul of a short story, vivid etching of characters, construct of plots of varied themes, inimitable story telling style, language lucidity, food for thought, Amrita has mastered them all. I have no hesitation in saying that Amrita is a reincarnation of O. Henry."

- Biplab Dasgupta
Actor/Director/Theatre personality