Tamarind Woman (Paperback)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Set in the exotic railway colonies of India, this bestselling Canadian novel tells a story of the ties of love and resentment that bind a mother and daughter.

Specifications

Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345464941
SKU 33940765
Format Paperback
ISBN10 034546494X
Release Date 2/1/2004
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Praise
"Beautifully composed, but a journey into the past more notable for the travel than the destination."
From the Publisher
Annotation An Indian woman living in Canada recalls her turbulent childhood, which included her parents' unhappy marriage and her father's death. Her mother, still in India, then takes over the story and gives her version of events.
First Line I called my mother every Sunday from the silence of my basement apartment, reluctant to tell her how I yearned to get away from this freezing cold city where even the traffic sounds were muffled by the snow.
Editors Note Growing up in India, Kamini often found herself struggling to be noticed: noticed by her beloved, storytelling father, whose position as a railway officer took him away from home for long stretches of time; and noticed by her distant, distracted mother, Saroja, whose biting remarks earned her the nickname Tamarind Woman—and whose frequent disappearances while her husband was away led to whispers of dalliances and affairs.Now Kamini is grown, living in Canada in a sort of self-imposed exile from her eccentric family and all the turmoil they represent. After her father’s death, her mother embarks upon a solo journey across India by train— because what is the use of a lifetime railway pass if she doesn’t use it? The trip brings the past rushing back for Saroja and Kamini—as both are forced to confront their dreams, disappointments, and long-guarded secrets.
Editors Note 3 Growing up in India, Kamini often found herself struggling to be noticed: noticed by her beloved, storytelling father, whose position as a railway officer took him away from home for long stretches of time; and noticed by her distant, distracted mother, Saroja, whose biting remarks earned her the nickname Tamarind Woman?and whose frequent disappearances while her husband was away led to whispers of dalliances and affairs.Now Kamini is grown, living in Canada in a sort of self-imposed exile from her eccentric family and all the turmoil they represent. After her father?s death, her mother embarks upon a solo journey across India by train? because what is the use of a lifetime railway pass if she doesn?t use it? The trip brings the past rushing back for Saroja and Kamini?as both are forced to confront their dreams, disappointments, and long-guarded secrets.
Editors Note 4 Kamini makes her way in a self-imposed exile far from her native home in India, while her hard-spoken widowed mother, Saroja, embarks on a solo journey by train across India, a trip that brings the past rushing back for both women. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Ballantine Books

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Buy.com
$8.78 + $2.90 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

On Order
Add to Cart
Books2AnywhereUS $12.89 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$8.78 + $2.90 shipping
$13.95 You save $5.17 (37%)
Earn 9 ($0.09) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
More coming soon, order now. On Order
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Buy.com
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back Sitewide with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 8/31/15 *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT