multiple controllers links

Hello experts,

I've got two different models and controllers. Lets call them Author and Book respectively. Also Author has_many :books, and Book belong_to :author.

with this setup I get urls looking like http://localhost:3000/author/14/book/173.

Is there a way to get rid of the 'book' controller name from the url? I'd be more happy to see http://localhost:3000/author/14/173 instead.

Or my design is completely wrong and I am missing something importing?

I hope this can be accomplished with a routes, but not sure how.

Please point me out to the right direction.

Regards, Chandra

you could probably just set up your own route in config/routes.rb for it, or maybe some of the configuration options for map.resources can do it: