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Kundan Jha rated it really liked it Sep 21, I didn’t read much about this book, not even the full inner flap because I hate spoilers, and it began to reveal too much.

The story revolves around a women named katyayini and her son and how their lives turn upside down when foreig fine day her son decides to run away to a foreign land to meet his father whom he had never known. Here’s hoping that this exquisite novel can help spark more conversation on this topic.

I wanted to be swept away in the manner I have been by other writers with origins in India.

I learned immense amounts about the plight of farmers in rural India but never felt like I was learning only that I was enjoying the story and getting to know the characters in her book.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It is her first novel after all. The reader is treated to glimpses of beautiful and subtly nuanced relationships in the midst of an emotional, compelling story of farmer suicides in India. A million miles away, Katya Misra is celebrating a perfect evening in her fine, academic life in Seattle. Would you like to tell jhx about a lower price? Foreign by Sonora Jha. Also the book shows the real scenario of our agricultural sector and how difficult life could get yet how one stands up in the most odd times of their life to fight back.


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Ironically, in the characters flaws lay spnora strengths. Refresh and try again. Tues Jan 8,7 pm Thomas Kohnstamm: Sumit Mishra rated it really liked it May 04, I felt the author tried to fit in quite a lot of drama, thereby, making the reader question the genuineness of the story of the protagonists.

Great characters, great storytelling, and a great issue: I learned immense amounts about the plight of farmer’s in rural India but never felt like I was learning only that I was enjoying the story and getting to know the characters in her book. I’ve already bought copies of this book for friends and family and have been recommending it to everyone.

Knitting fiction and non-fiction together in a iha felt debut novel, Sonora Jha presents a fresh, exciting and important voice in the world of fiction. Contentment, new understanding, sadness, resignation, resolve? A boy who grew up in Seattle, but instantly very comfortable in a village, a mom who lets her 14 year old stay behind in a village, surrounded by dangers both natural and humane, and a guy who lets the woman he loves and his son to move to another country.

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She created beautiful strong characters, tragic and heartwarming events, and amplified the redeeming qualities of humanity, in order to shed some light on some of the harsh realities of life in India. I feel it is a perfectly constructed ruse just written to teach me instead of the story of those I’m coming to know and want to love. Contentment, new understanding, sadness, resignation, resolve? Write a customer review.

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Jha’s gift with words is remarkable – perfectly balancing the narration of her characters’ stories while highlighting the complexities of such a devastating and widespread issue that has yet to receive sufficient media attention today.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Showing of 8 reviews. Preview — Foreign by Sonora Jha. Nee rated it really liked it May 27, Allowing the story to breathe more would make this story breathtaking. Sonora lives in Seattle. It creates distance when I do understand their plight instead of moving me to reach out to them and work for justice by their sides. They are some of the best I’ve read.

This book should be a case study on how not to write a book on a sensitive topic as Farmer suicide. Kanak rated it liked it Jan 10, The protagonist of ForeignKatya, is a Seattle academic whose son disappears during a trip to Foreigh. Wayne Carlson rated foregn it was amazing Jan 27, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Prerna Ruth rated it did not like it Sep 23, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Her novel Foreign is an absolute delight to read. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I especially loved the nuances about activism, the challenge to first world “noblesse oblige”. I knew nothing of the author. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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See 1 question about Forelgn. Sonora Jha’s book packs quite a wallop. Return to Book Page. Apr 25, Sheri J. Manpreet Kaur Sandhu rated it really liked it Oct 14,