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Sarita Mandanna was born and brought up in India and worked in Hong Kong before moving to the US. She is a private equity professional now based in New York City. Sarita holds an MBA from Wharton and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management.
January 2011 Debut of the Month. Featured on The TV Book Club on More4 on 6 Feb 2011. Love brings joy and heartache in this stunning debut novel which feels alive with the colours of India. Family drama and a love triangle make this an involving and touching story. This is an author to watch. Why I Wrote Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna... "In my homeland of Coorg it was customary to bury the umbilical cord of a newborn. Past the jungle topsoil, past tree root and shale, deep into the earth. It served as a talisman, so that no matter how far one went, no matter the passage of time, this beacon always pointed the way back home." Click here to read more...
April 2010 Debut of the Month. Love brings joy and heartache in this stunning debut novel which feels alive with the colours of India. Family drama and a love triangle make this an involving and touching story. This is an author to watch.
'A powerfully emotive family drama featuring well-drawn and sympathetic characters set against a little known but momentous event in US history, which will strike a chord with those who enjoyed Pat Barker's Regeneration and Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North' WE LOVE THIS BOOK From the author of TV BOOK CLUB PICK, TIGER HILLS Jim Stonebridge lives a solitary life with his father, a haunted man, on an apple estate in deepest Vermont. The year is 1932 and the grand house, once filled with laughter and parties, now stagnates under the weight of secrets and stories untold. Jim is out fishing in the quietness of the woods one day when he spots a plane banking low over the river. From behind the pilot streams a mass of balloons, held by a woman with rich red hair. Madeleine Scott, a spirited bohemian, bursts into their lives, bringing light and laughter to the estate once more. But with the bittersweet unravelling that love brings come memories. Of a friendship forged on battlefields and a past denied. 'A novel of great ambition and power' THE TIMES