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Book Review: Unsettled by Ruby Mohan

Unsettled by Ruby Mohan is a different, slightly offbeat, collection of poems. From soul-stirring poems to subtle natural flow of prose, the book offers a gamut of emotions through short 47 items of literature.

The cover page is captivating, leaving a sense of wanderlust for readers. In its all essence, Unsettled meant unpredictable patterns of life and its unfathomed vagaries that take us for a roller-coaster ride from time and again.

The collection is easy to read but difficult to discern. The poetess talked about love and imagined reunion of lovers in different states and moods. It is clear love is an evident theme in the book and it can be gauged that the poetess missed someone at one point of life.

The book opens with the titular poem, Unsettled. It sheds light on long lost love where one lover still seeks to settle scores with the old pal. Something unsettled still lingers in the mind of the narrator.

Another epic poem is ‘Anger Managed’; it is well-captured with a sense of retrospection and alludes the underlying meaning of heart’s beauty with daisy flower. This poem is great with its stance, it tells about us one’s resilient state. In fact, most of the poems in the collection, if looked closely, tells us the beauty and wonder of a person that holds within when we keep getting to know that person over a period of time.

A Hard Day’s Night is the last poem. It succinctly tells about the feelings and expectations and reception one expects at home after a tiring day. This poem also holds a fine thread of nostalgia that may trigger a rush of memories for people that cannot get over homesickness.

Ruby Mohan pours her heart out. Her poems are coherent but paint the picture as what churns inside a mind and heart.  The collection is full of lovely and meaningful poems, it just a matter of time how readers can connect and relate with them. Easy to read, the book is so short that it can be read in one go. However, it is advisable to refer this book over and again, as some poems work like elixir. Overall, a fabulous work!

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About the Author:

Ruby Mohan is a geneticist by training, an entrepreneur by profession, and a successful author with fourteen books in print. Her debut book, The Kidnapping (2018), was successfully released and received good reviews in India. Unsettled is her first anthology of poems. Based out of Houston, Texas, Ruby is married to Deepak, and they have three children.


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