Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 20
Veterinarian-cum-author Dr Rana Preet Gill’s fourth book, Maya, which underlines the story of two adolescent sisters who encounter an array of challenges while growing up, was released by Jalandhar DC Ghanshyam Thori.
The book talks about two sisters — Maya and Zenia, who live with their mother at Galaxy apartments in the suburb of Dwarka. Maya, the younger, is insecure and full of negativity because of the scars which did not leave her face after a dreadful chicken pox bout in childhood. Zenia’s charm and the constant comparisons in their physical traits create a rift between them, and Maya ends up doing something that she shouldn’t!
While providing an insider’s view into the book, Dr Gill shares, “This book is somewhat about sibling rivalry and is partly inspired by a real-life incident which captured my attention as an adolescent. It is full of interesting twists and turns which I would not reveal, for which you need to read the book!”
Thori appreciated Gill’s dedication and determination to write despite being in a regular job. He encouraged people to devote more time to books and reading. Writing brings out the best of creative minds and relieves stress which is much needed in times of pandemic, he added.
When asked about her experience of writing during the pandemic, Dr Gill, “I had spent the most of my time during pandemic in reading and researching for a new book which is a non-fiction project. The times of pandemic have been very tough for all of us. For me, reading proved to be very therapeutic and writing came as a blessing. It helped me a lot to tide over the unprecedented times.”
She has already authored three books, which include two novels — Those College Years, The Misadventures of a Vet and a collection of middles titled, Finding Julia.