Tag Archives: India

Missing My Mother

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy is a touching novel about a man named Myshkin whose mother abandoned him when he was 9-years-old. After reading the first line of the book, I had a tough time putting … Continue reading

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Destiny

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard is an engrossing, informative non-fiction history written by a talented author. Churchill is another historical leader I find fascinating. What I … Continue reading

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Lost

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley is the memoir upon which the recent movie Lion was based. This beautifully touching memoir is about Saroo’s experience as a young boy from a poor family in India and the life-altering consequences … Continue reading

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Independence

Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakuruni is a fictional novel about three generations of women. The story begins with the grandmother in Bengal, India and ends with her granddaughter in Texas. The main theme of the story … Continue reading

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Revenge

The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy is a bittersweet novel about a young widow in India whose husband lost his life while on a mountain climbing expedition. Because she married a man of a different faith, Maya is estranged from … Continue reading

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Mad

Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto is a novel out of India recently published in paperback in the U.S. This beautifully written, moving story is told in the first person by the son of a woman who suffers … Continue reading

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Miss Lillian

A Remarkable Mother by President Jimmy Carter provided inspirational¬†reading for Mother’s Day this year. ¬†Written in 2008, this short biography offers many insights into the life of our former President and the exceptional woman, Lillian Carter, who raised him. Written … Continue reading

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