No Crystal StairA divorced mother with a son, Kaveri remarries and has a child with her new husband. The son, Kartik, from the previous marriage, remains close with his mother but is distant and unattached to his stepfather. Kaveri feels a sense of guilt for the muddled relationship between stepfather and son. It becomes her life work to keep peace. As Kartik grows into a fine young man with a caring attitude and passionate character, Kaveri wishes for him what she never had... a happy and fulfilling life. She encourages Kartik to find love and marriage. Kaveri's life takes a different path when she is diagnosed with a fatal illness. How will her loved ones handle the sickness? For the first time in her life will Kaveri find peace - a silver of happiness during her final days? Well, sometimes a traumatic event brings harmony. The novel explores the enduring love of a son for his mother, a subject rarely dealt with in the Marathi language after the iconic Shyamchi Aai, pubished in the 1930s.