Six NRI authors are named on the New York Times Book Review list of 100 Notable Books of 2014. Boston based surgeon and author Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End", that the newspaper says is 'a meditation on living better with age-related frailty, serious illness and approaching death' is listed number 2 among non-fiction books. President Obama recently picked up the book that also features in Washington Post's top 10 books of 2014. Historian Ramachandra Guha's book "Gandhi before India" is also mentioned in the NYT book list, as is Delhi born Akhil Sharma's novel "Family Life". Vikram Chandra a recipient of the 1996 Commonwealth Writers' Prize' book "Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty" is included in the list. So is "No Good Men Among The Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes" by Anand Gopal. Author and columnist Anand Giridharadas' book on the list is "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas".