Everyone who reads this site knows of my minor (ok, major) obsession with Indian fiction. Thus, I was thrilled when I received Sisters of the Sari by Brenda Baker to review. Also, our friends at Penguin Group are nice enough to offer 2 copies of Sisters of the Sari as a giveaway to lucky Great Thoughts’ readers.
While catering to my Indian addiction, this novel really is the story of the relationship of Kiria, a U.S. CEO, and Santoshi, and very disadvantaged Indian woman. Kiria visits India on vacation and becomes obsessed with the idea of improving women’s conditions there by opening a shelter for homeless women. Kiria doesn’t realize that she has to learn new local customs in order to achieve her goal. Santoshi helps her learn that lesson.
Baker’s writing is descriptive, funny and poignant. You will cheer with Santoshi has to teach Kiria the CEO the ways of her world. The sisterhood created through all of the women in the book is one that is easily relatable, regardless of location or culture.
A subplot of the book emerges when Kiria’s long lost son who she put up for adoption years before contacts her. The email correspondence between Kiria and her son are so realistic that you feel their relationship developing.
I highly recommend Sisters of the Sari! If you would like to win a copy of this book, please comment here to enter,
Penguin Group provided a review copy of this book for this post. All opinions are my own. Penguin Group is also providing two free copies as giveaways.
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