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East of the Sun

Gregson, Julia (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
East of the Sun


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Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn't be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom. Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India.
Authors: Gregson, Julia
Title: East of the sun
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 590 p. :,maps ;,21 cm
Notes: Includes reading group guide
Summary: Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn't be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom. Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India.
ISBN: 1439101124
9781439101124
Branch Call Number: FICTION Gre
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Report This Aug 22, 2010
  • Sisbot rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Romance of the Novel Award winner 2009.

Report This Dec 11, 2009
  • maven rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The intent of this book was rather interesting, but it was all handled so lightly and not necessarily in a compelling way.

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