by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Reviewed by Linda:This highly regarded fiction writer, whose work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, has in her latest novel composed a powerful, gripping story of three sisters each struggling to find their way during the partition of British India in 1947. Caught up in world events, the daughters of a respected Hindu doctor find themselves on a different paths, each facing peril. They share deep bonds, but the reader doesn't know if those bonds can hold. The beautiful prose draws one in until the very end.