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The statistics are mind-numbing, but the author’s eloquence brings dire reality to pulsating life through the characters of Bajirao and Gayatri, villagers sonoga offer shelter to the American visitors, Ammar, the social work activist organizing farmers to protest, and Mr.

I want the ancient earth and colors and smells and hearts of the people to carry the anguish and struggle and beauty of this culture to me.

A Novel [hardcover] Sonora Jha.

Foreign: By Sonora Jha

I want the ancient earth and colors and smells and hearts of the people to carry the anguish and struggle and beauty of this culture to me.

Great characters, great storytelling, and a great issue: Apr 25, Sheri J.

As a writer, I’m painfully aware of the bones of stories when I read. It is well worth reading for these moments, and it shows that Sonora Jha, this journalist, is also a novelist and has potential to be a master It is well written, witty, smart and leaves you so engaged in the adventures and of her characters.

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The reader jba treated to glimpses of beautiful and subtly nuanced relationships in sonorz midst of an emotional, compelling story of farmer suicides in India. Prerna Ruth rated it did not like it Sep 23, It creates distance when I do understand their plight instead of moving me to reach out to them and work for justice by their sides. Also, being a very simple story, some parts seemed to have been romanticized way too much, with poetry and metaphorical descriptions which were completely unnecessary and out of place.

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However, there were certain lines so well placed, they made me go “Ooh snap”. As a writer, I’m painfully aware of the bones of stories when I read.

Can a book be written too perfectly? The reader is treated to glimpses of beautiful and subtly nuanced relationships in the midst of an emotional, compelling story of farmer suicides in India.

Oliver Harding, a middle-aged English professor struggling to stay relevant, becomes slowly obsessed with a French Muslim boy. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? But already in chapter 1 on Aurora Bridge in Seattle I felt a stiffness of statistics and manipulation of information that made me suspect Jul 03, Shreya Agarwal rated it liked it. Disappointingit has successfully displaced One Night at the call centre from the worst book i have ever readin jhaa now Bhagat’s exploits look harmless to me.

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This book could have been fine if sonlra hadn’t chosen farmer’s suicide as a backdrop of an elitist non-consequential family drama. Want to Read saving….

Fooreign to Know Us. The start was so good, a real page-turner in the beginning. Also the book shows the real scenario of our agricultural sector and how difficult life could get yet how one stands up in the most odd times of their life to fight back.

Adil Rizvi has come to stay with his young estranged aunt in Seattle until things quiet down in his hometown Toulouse, where he was suspected of being radicalized by a terrorist cell.

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I knew nothing of the author.