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Murali Haran - Professor of Statistics, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Guide

Author: R. K. Narayan

Book Description:

This is one of my favorite works of fiction by one of my favorite authors. R. K. Narayan's language and writing are simple, and yet, the poetry, the romance, and philosophical ideas in this book are conveyed with beauty, subtlety, and sensitivity. I have regularly returned to this book through the years and have found comfort and wisdom in its tale of a seemingly ordinary man's wanderings through life, as he grapples with his own strengths and failings, until he finally finds his way, recognizing who he is for the first time...


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