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Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna
  

Tiger Hills

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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."

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Synopsis

Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna

When a flock of herons wheeled overhead at the moment of Devi's birth, it seemed that her life would be touched by fate...

As a child, Devi befriends a young boy whose mother has died in tragic circumstances. Over the years, Devi and Devanna become inseparable as they go to school together and learn more about the extended family that surrounds them.

However things change when Devi meets Muthi, a young man who has killed a tiger and is feted as a hero. Although she is still a child and Muthi is a man, Devi vows that one day she will marry him. It is this love that will gradually drive a wedge between her and her friend Devanna, who has been taken under the wing of a local missionary. For Devi is blind to the fact that Devanna himself has fallen for her.

Devanna leaves the village to study medicine, in the hope that when he returns Devi will see his worth and return his love, but then a tragedy changes the fate of all three, with far-reaching consequences for the generations to come.

Reviews

An epic, exotic love story...It is a blockbuster debut from Sarita Mandanna that will be in many beach bags this summer. * SANDWELL CHRONICLE * More than alove story, Tiger Hills explores the hazardous side of passion and the shackling grip of memory once love has been thwarted. * INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE / NEW YORK TIMES * Sweet novel about a secret love. * HEAT MAGAZINE * Mandanna fuses history and romance to tell a vivid story, painting pictures that reverberate in the mind. * OXFORD TIMES * An epic love story from start to finish * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH * Tragic in parts but ultimately a beautifully written saga, this is the emergence of a major new talent -- Virgina Blackburn * SUNDAY EXPRESS * 'An epic and extraordinary debut from an astonishing talent.
Caroline Jowett

* DAILY EXPRESS * Lavish...Sarita Mandanna's fusion of history and romance makes for an aromatic blend. -- Boyd Tonkin * INDEPENDENT *


About the Author

Sarita Mandanna

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th January 2011

Author

Sarita Mandanna

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
624 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Debuts of the Month
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Reading Groups
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780753827796

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