Tamarind Mem

Tamarind Mem

eBook - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
A beautiful and brilliant portrait of two generations of women. Set in India’s railway colonies, this is the story of Kamini and her mother Saroja, nicknamed Tamarind Mem due to her sour tongue. While in Canada beginning her graduate studies, Kamini receives a postcard from her mother saying she has sold their home and is travelling through India. Both are forced into the past to confront their dreams and losses and to explore the love that binds mothers and daughters everywhere.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Vintage Canada,, 2010
ISBN: 9780307375308
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jul 22, 2012

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Oct 01, 2011

We are presented with two narrations in this book: first the young daughter who has moved to Calgary from India, and then her mother who is now a widow who is travelling throughout India to see the sites that her husband never took her as a railroad employee. Some enlightened moments, but the writing was average, and so was the storyline.

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