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The Kashmir Shawl

Thomas, Rosie (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Kashmir Shawl
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In 1941, newlywed Nerys Watkins accompanies her husband to a missionary posting in the exotic lakeside city of Srinagar, where she is swept up in a liaison that completely changes her life, a transformation that is explored by a descendant generations later.
Authors: Thomas, Rosie
Title: The Kashmir shawl
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2013, c2011
Characteristics: 468 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2011
Summary: In 1941, newlywed Nerys Watkins accompanies her husband to a missionary posting in the exotic lakeside city of Srinagar, where she is swept up in a liaison that completely changes her life, a transformation that is explored by a descendant generations later.
ISBN: 9781468302462
1468302469
Branch Call Number: FICTION Tho
Statement of Responsibility: Rosie Thomas
Subject Headings: Jammu and Kashmir (India) Fiction India Fiction Married people Fiction Female friendship Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Married people
Female friendship
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Jan 22, 2014
  • VegasGal rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved it. One of the best reads I've had in month. Makes me want to go to Kashmir.

Sep 30, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A very interesting book. I would recommend for all to read.

Dec 26, 2012
  • 2003dora17 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A beautiful story set in Kashmir at the height of the British Raj.

Aug 19, 2012
  • Sisbot rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Romance Novel Association 2012 Winner of the Epic category

I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the look into Kashmir in 1942 and the making of the shawls. A great summer read.

I loved this book, I have never been to Kashmir but reading this book I felt I have seen kashmir.

Apr 06, 2012
  • cheadlebeagle rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

My mother loved this book but I did not find it as engaging and it was also a bit predictable. Not to me as good as her usual efforts.

Oct 05, 2011
  • Junglequeen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A nice read. I had to read to the end to find out what happened so did not get much sleep!

It is two parallel stories, a grandmother's and a granddaughter's. Nerys was a newly married young woman who went out to India with her missionary husband. Mair the granddaughter,decades later, discovers an exquisite shawl and a lock of child's hair tucked inside it hidden in back of a drawer of an old dresser in her late father's house. Mair decided to go to India to trace her grandparent's roots and find out the secrets and mystery surrounding her grandparents.

It also includes a fascinating history of the handmade shawl making industry.

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