Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Book alert....

One of my favourite novels ( as also mentioned on my profile page).... 'Tiger Hills' by Sarita Mandanna will have its US launch today, March 8. It is the first novel by the New York based Sarita, a private equity professional by day who wrote TH 'in snatched time' over a period of 5years.

The story of Tiger Hills, set in a coffee plantation in Coorg in southern India, spans five decades leading up to the WW II. It revolves around the life of its protagonist, Devi, a strikingly beautiful woman of immense passion and grit, deeply wedded to her land. Even though it has all the ingredients of a typical drama...what with its more than generous dose of passion, love ( both requited and spurned), loyalty and betrayal...the way the story unfolds is anything but typical. Sarita weaves a compelling tale which is beautiful not only for the story that it tells but also for the spell binding visuals of the terrain that are brought alive with her narrative.

To read the book summary and reviews please go herehere and here.

This is the cover of the US edition..with the image of the white herons in flight against the backdrop of the hills....you will need to read the book to know the significance of this visual...


US edition

Here's how it looks in its Indian edition.....This image is closer to my impression of  Coorg, where the novel is set, most of which is  gleaned through this magnificent work of fiction itself....


India edition


If you love sweeping sagas a la Gone With The Wind and Thornbirds...then Tiger Hills is certainly the book you had been waiting for!!

7 comments:

Ariadna said...

Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love your blog. I follow it.
Kisses

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November Grey said...

Lovely blog! I may need to check out that novel too.

xx

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The enchanted home said...

Thanks so much for visting me and your kind words....nice to 'meet" you! I am an avid reader and will get this book..sounds wonderful..and reminds me of another book I read a few years back from Rontin(?) Mistry, A fine balance...a wonderful book and story, don't know if you read it.
Thanks for the recommendation!

Jules said...

hi meenal! thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog today and always! so happy you gained a little insight and inspiration for your own blog. best of luck to you as you enter into the blogging world - it's changed my life in so many amazing ways! xoxo - julie

Kirsty said...

Great review! I want to read it now hehe

Punctuation Mark said...

thanks for the reccomendation... will check if i can add it to my kindle!

meenal bishnoi said...

The enchanted Home-you mean rohinton mistry...i haven't read any of his books...which one id you read?
Julie- thankyou so much for stopping by as also for your lovely comment...i find your blog very inspirational!!

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