Recently i read Sarita Mandanna's Tiger Hills. For someone who has written her first novel, it was truly delightful. Throughout the book one could see her love for Coorg and identity with the local people.
Sarita Mandanna was born and brought up in India and worked in Hong Kong before moving to the US. She is a private equity professional with a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management and an MBA from Wharton Business School.
But her indepth knowledge about the fauna and flore of Coorg, and the culture of the people along with three strong characters and the subtle yet powerful attraction between the two protoganists is indeed very interesting.
Definitely a must read if you like long sagas.