The Inheritance of Loss Book
Score: 3.5
From 127 Ratings

The Inheritance of Loss


  • Author : Kiran Desai
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555845919

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The Inheritance of Loss Excerpt :

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize: An “extraordinary” novel “lit by a moral intelligence at once fierce and tender” (The New York Times Book Review). In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas, an embittered old judge wants only to retire in peace. But his life is upended when his sixteen-year-old orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s chatty cook watches over the girl, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, hopscotching from one miserable New York restaurant job to another, trying to stay a step ahead of the INS. When a Nepalese insurgency threatens Sai’s new-sprung romance with her tutor, the household descends into chaos. The cook witnesses India’s hierarchy being overturned and discarded. The judge revisits his past and his role in Sai and Biju’s intertwining lives. In a grasping world of colliding interests and conflicting desires, every moment holds out the possibility for hope or betrayal. Published to extraordinary acclaim, The Inheritance of Loss heralds Kiran Desai as one of our most insightful novelists. She illuminates the pain of exile and the ambiguities of postcolonialism with a tapestry of colorful characters and “uncannily beautiful” prose (O: The Oprah Magazine). “A book about tradition and modernity, the past and the future—and about the surprising ways both amusing and sorrowful, in which they all connect.” —The Independent

The Inheritance of Loss Book
Score: 3.5
From 103 Ratings

The Inheritance of Loss


  • Author : Kiran Desai
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-01-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9789351189251

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The Inheritance of Loss Excerpt :

In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another. Kiran Desai’s brilliant novel, published to huge acclaim, is a story of joy and despair. Her characters face numerous choices that majestically illuminate the consequences of colonialism as it collides with the modern world.

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Book

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard


  • Author : Kiran Desai
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0802144500

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Excerpt :

Sampath Chawla, a young postal worker who never feels as though he fits into the small Indian town into which he is born, one day climbs up a tree, only to become a famous holy man.

Kiran Desai s  The Inheritance of Loss  Book

Kiran Desai s The Inheritance of Loss


  • Author : Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal
  • Publisher : Roman Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN 10 : 9380905599

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Kiran Desai s The Inheritance of Loss Excerpt :

This collection of critical essays on Kiran Desai's 'The Inheritance of Loss' provides in-depth intellectual and critical analysis of the text from a broad scholarly perspective.

Exploration of Kiran Desai s the Inheritance of Loss Book

Exploration of Kiran Desai s the Inheritance of Loss


  • Author : Raymale Vilas Vasant
  • Publisher : Shashwat Publication
  • Release Date : 2020-10-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9789390290659

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Exploration of Kiran Desai s the Inheritance of Loss Excerpt :

We took this opportunity to present this book entitled as ‘Exploration of Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss’ for the reader. The object of this book is to present the subject matter in a most conscious and simple in manner. This book has been written constantly keeping in a mind the requirements of the reader basically for the student and lover of Indian English Literature regarding the latest and changing trends and scenario in the field of Indian English Literature.

A review of the novel    The Inheritance of Loss    by Kiran Desai Book

A review of the novel The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai


  • Author : Mumtaz Mazumdar
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011-08-10
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640981816

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A review of the novel The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai Excerpt :

Literature Review from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, Assam University (Department of English), course: PhD Research Scholar, language: English, abstract: THE NOVEL "THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS" IS WRITTEN BY KIRAN DESAI. THE ARTICLE SPEAKS OF THE SETTING, CHARACTERISATION, REPRESENTATION, THE EVENTS, DIASPORA, TEXT, THEMES, IMAGES, POST-COLONIALISM AND STRUCTURE.

Inheritance of Loss Book

Inheritance of Loss


  • Author : Yukiko Koga
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226412276

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Inheritance of Loss Excerpt :

How do contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that took place decades ago? How do descendants of perpetrators and victims establish new relations in today’s globalized economy? With Inheritance of Loss, Yukiko Koga approaches these questions through the unique lens of inheritance, focusing on Northeast China, the former site of the Japanese puppet state Manchukuo, where municipal governments now court Japanese as investors and tourists. As China transitions to a market-oriented society, this region is restoring long-neglected colonial-era structures to boost tourism and inviting former colonial industries to create special economic zones, all while inadvertently unearthing chemical weapons abandoned by the Imperial Japanese Army at the end of World War II. Inheritance of Loss chronicles these sites of colonial inheritance––tourist destinations, corporate zones, and mustard gas exposure sites––to illustrate attempts by ordinary Chinese and Japanese to reckon with their shared yet contested pasts. In her explorations of everyday life, Koga directs us to see how the violence and injustice that occurred after the demise of the Japanese Empire compound the losses that later generations must account for, and inevitably inherit.

An Almost Perfect Moment Book
Score: 3
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An Almost Perfect Moment


  • Author : Binnie Kirshenbaum
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061972706

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In Brooklyn, in the Age of Disco, Valentine Kessler -- a sweet Jewish girl who bears a remarkable resemblance to the Virgin Mary of Lourdes -- has an unerring gift for shattering the dreams and hopes of those who love her. Miriam, her long-suffering mother, betrayed and anguished by the husband she adores, seeks solace in daily games of mah-jongg with The Girls, a cross between a Greek Chorus and Brooklyn's rendition of the Three Wise Men, who dispense advice, predictions, and care in the form of poppy-seed cake and apple strudels. When her greatest fear for Valentine is realized, Miriam takes comfort in the thought that it couldn't get any worse. And then it does. Sagacious, sorrowful, and hilarious, An Almost Perfect Moment is a novel about mothers and daughters, star-crossed lovers, doctrines of the divine, and a colorful Jewish community that once defined Brooklyn. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Drover s Wife  The Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Drover s Wife The


  • Author : Leah Purcell
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Genre: Aboriginal Australians
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781761041938

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Leah Purcell's play caused a sensation on performance and won the NSW Premier's Prize Book of the Year and now she is expanding that play and a film script to write a novel that while still 'Tarantino meets Deadwood' is also so much more. In the titular character The Drover's Wife, Purcell has created a figure who is as resonant and significant as Ned Kelly. Lawson's original short story is reimagined vividly to portray the drover's heroic wife as a righteous avenger - on behalf of herself, her children and her race - in a savage male world. Challenging responses to family violence and black white relations. A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover's Wife is full of fury, power, family love and intimate friendships. And has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation's settled infancy into our complicated present.

The Inheritance of Orqu  dea Divina Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Inheritance of Orqu dea Divina


  • Author : Zoraida Córdova
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982188412

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Perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, this is a gorgeously written novel about a family searching for the truth hidden in their past and the power they’ve inherited, from the author of the acclaimed and “giddily exciting” (The New York Times Book Review) Brooklyn Brujas series. The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations. They know better than to ask why the pantry never seems to run low or empty, or why their matriarch won’t ever leave their home in Four Rivers—even for graduations, weddings, or baptisms. But when Orquídea Divina invites them to her funeral and to collect their inheritance, they hope to learn the secrets that she has held onto so tightly their whole lives. Instead, Orquídea is transformed, leaving them with more questions than answers. Seven years later, her gifts have manifested in different ways for Marimar, Rey, and Tatinelly’s daughter, Rhiannon, granting them unexpected blessings. But soon, a hidden figure begins to tear through their family tree, picking them off one by one as it seeks to destroy Orquídea’s line. Determined to save what’s left of their family and uncover the truth behind their inheritance, the four descendants travel to Ecuador—to the place where Orquídea buried her secrets and broken promises and never looked back. Alternating between Orquídea’s past and her descendants’ present, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina is an enchanting novel about what we knowingly and unknowingly inherit from our ancestors, the ties that bind, and reclaiming your power.

The Inheritance of Shame Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Inheritance of Shame


  • Author : Peter Gajdics
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2017-04-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941932094

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Read the book that's getting conversion therapy banned in Canada Winner of the Independent Book Publisher Award, Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction and the Saints and Sinners Emerging Writer Award. "Unforgettable... This book is appallingly appropriate in these times." — FOREWORD REVIEWS This resonant and acclaimed memoir recounts the six years that the author spent in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to "cure" him of his homosexuality, and the inspiring story of how he cast out shame and reclaimed his life. Kept with other patients in a cult-like home in British Columbia, Canada, Peter Gajdics was under the authority of a dominating, rogue psychiatrist who controlled his patients, in part, by creating and exploiting a false sense of family. Juxtaposed against his parents' tormented past–his mother's incarceration and escape from a communist concentration camp in post-World War II Yugoslavia, and his father's upbringing as an orphan in war-torn Hungary, The Inheritance of Shame explores the universal themes of childhood trauma, oppression, and intergenerational pain. “DEEPLY MOVING." — THE ADVOCATE “RAW AND UNFLINCHING" — KIRKUS REVIEWS “A HERO’S JOURNEY IN WHICH ANY READER, GAY OR STRAIGHT, CAN FIND INSPIRATION.” — LAMBDA LITERARY FOUNDATION All over the United States and Canada, districts, cities and states are banning conversion, ex-gay and reparative therapies. A powerful example of "healing through memoir," this book offers the most complete and compelling reason for those bans to date. A groundbreaking memoir, The Inheritance of Shame offers insights into overcoming all kinds of shame, especially that which has trickled down from previous generations, and into the complicated but all-too-worthwhile process of forgiveness.

Remembering the Reformation Book

Remembering the Reformation


  • Author : Alexandra Walsham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429619922

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Remembering the Reformation Excerpt :

This stimulating volume explores how the memory of the Reformation has been remembered, forgotten, contested, and reinvented between the sixteenth and twenty-first centuries. Remembering the Reformation traces how a complex, protracted, and unpredictable process came to be perceived, recorded, and commemorated as a transformative event. Exploring both local and global patterns of memory, the contributors examine the ways in which the Reformation embedded itself in the historical imagination and analyse the enduring, unstable, and divided legacies that it engendered. The book also underlines how modern scholarship is indebted to processes of memory-making initiated in the early modern period and challenges the conventional models of periodisation that the Reformation itself helped to create. This collection of essays offers an expansive examination and theoretically engaged discussion of concepts and practices of memory and Reformation. This volume is ideal for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying the Reformation, Early Modern Religious History, Early Modern European History, and Early Modern Literature.

Inheritance of Tears Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Inheritance of Tears


  • Author : Jessalyn Hutto
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941114032

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Inheritance of Tears Excerpt :

When a woman becomes pregnant, miscarriage is usually the furthest thing from her mind. Such was the case for Jessalyn Hutto when she became pregnant with her first baby. But as is all too common in our post-fall world, the life she carried came to an abrupt end. Death had visited her womb, and the horrors of miscarriage had become a part of her life’s story. ••• Ultimately, she would lose two children in the womb, at 6 and 15 weeks gestation. Through these painful losses, a whole new world of suffering opened up to her. It seemed that everywhere she looked women were quietly mourning the loss of their unborn children. Yet this particular type of loss has been grossly overlooked by the church. ••• Couples navigating the unique sorrow of losing a child are often left with little biblical counsel to draw upon. Well-meaning friends and family often offer empty platitudes and Christian clichés. But what these couples truly need is the hope of the gospel. ••• Short, sensitive, and theologically robust, Inheritance of Tears offers hope and comfort to those who are called to walk through the painful trial of miscarriage, and shows pastors and church members how to effectively minister to these parents in their time of need.

Linguistic Foundations of Identity Book

Linguistic Foundations of Identity


  • Author : Om Prakash
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000218008

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Linguistic Foundations of Identity Excerpt :

The collection of chapters in this book brings together researchers working in paradoxes and complexities of cultural identities through uses of language and literature from varied perspectives. This volume is an important step towards achieving the goal of reaching out to many who have been looking at the complexities of identity formation from linguistic, cultural, social and political perspectives. Please note: This title is co-published with Aakar Books, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

The Calcutta Chromosome Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

The Calcutta Chromosome


  • Author : Amitav Ghosh
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Indic fiction (English)
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143066552

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From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped in a mind-numbing job hits upon a curious item that will forever change his life. When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe, into the strange life of L. Murugan, a man obsessed with the medical history of malaria, and into a magnificently complex world where conspiracy hangs in the air like mosquitoes on a summer night.