Turning Back Time by Shravya Gunipudi~Book Review

Title– Turning Back Time

Author-Shravya Gunipudi

Publisher-Gargi Publishers

Number of pages-196

Price-220 INR


When people we love pass away, they only take their presence with them. They leave their memories with us. The story revolves around ‘Alia’, an emotionally distant woman, and how the lives of four elderly strangers impact her own very deeply, bringing about a change in the way she treats herself and those around her. As the clock begins to tick and they each start to die, leaving their stories behind for her to learn from, she finds that the depression and trauma caused by their loss have left with her the gift of a lifetime… Realization. In the tale of life, death and the ride in between, where there are always mistakes and never second chances, there is only one question. Can you make it through without regrets?


Death is something that fascinates me so much. It’s beautiful as what I think. For I was about to read a novel based on something like this, I was so eager to read it and trust me I read it in one go.

This novel, turning back time is debut novel from the author. It’s a story about a girl named Alia, a girl who has too many fears in her heart. She starts working; as a caretaker at children’s day care and other job was in the old age home where she gets to meet 4 different people, with different stories, namely Raman, Hema, Girish and Sita. Their lives and death leave an impact on Alia’s life that brings change in it.

The novel covers so many things and topics like death, gender stereotypes, parenting, teenage experimentation, workaholic mindset, sexual abuse, gender discrimination and a lot more issues in the store.

If here I will talk about the book cover then it’s indeed a unique one. Gargi Publishers do a commendable job when it comes to creating book covers.The title is apt and says so much in just three words.

Author’s narration is quite simple yet deep and the writing style was comprehensible. I loved that.
The technique that the author used while describing each character is minutely done.

I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

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Author’s Bio

Shravya Gunipudi, a 23 year old CA and CS, has been writing ever since the tender age of nine. Now, more than a decade since her first journey with the pen, she has won numerous prizes for her Articles, Short Stories and Poetry. She was a part of 19 Anthologies with a total of 17 published stories and was recognized as ‘Best Writer of the Year, 2013’ by yourstoryclub.com. She is also the editor of the project ‘The Book of Dreams’, by Numerique Publications. Shravya wishes to explore her passion both in Finance and Writing. It is her dream to merge her creative side with her analytical one. Writing, she believes, is the best form of expression that calms the mind and frees the soul. Her favorite quote is ‘Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about’.

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