Tag Archives: India

A Fresh Start

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam is a novel about a man about to turn seventy who attends a retreat in California which helps him change his life. For the majority of his life, Professor Chandra, an intellectual … Continue reading

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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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Twig Girl

About a week ago, I received a Facebook message from Rasana Atreya, the author of Tell a Thousand Lies, asking me if I would review her novel.  It was a first for me and I gladly accepted.  This is Atreya’s debut novel … Continue reading

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