At the age of fourteen, Lakshmi leaves behind her childhood among the mango trees of Ceylon for married life across the ocean in Malaysia, and soon finds herself struggling to raise a family in a country that is, by turns, unyielding and amazing, brutal and beautiful. Giving birth to a... read more
“"With his last breath, Father taught Mother the meaning of love, the way she had never known exitsted--a humble acceptance that does not want more than is given."”
All my life I have been driven by the blind compulsion to walk barefoot down the difficult path.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Life had yet to teach me that a child’s love can never equal a mother’s pain.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
I tell all my grandchildren never to build walls, because once you start, the wall takes over. It is the nature of the wall to build itself until it is so high that it cannot be scaled.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
This book has some very graphic and harsh passages. From the unhappy, arranged marriage of the main character, to the Japanese occupation and torture of males; repeated rapes of females. This book could be very depressing to a young person.
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