Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sleeping Dictionary by Sujata Massey


The Sleeping Dictionary
Author: Sujata Massey
Publisher: Gallery Books
Expected Publication Date: August 20, 2013

From Goodreads:

In 1930, a great ocean wave blots out a Bengali village, leaving only one survivor, a young girl. As a maidservant in a British boarding school, Pom is renamed Sarah and discovers her gift for languages. Her private dreams almost die when she arrives in Kharagpur and is recruited into a secretive, decadent world. Eventually, she lands in Calcutta, renames herself Kamala, and creates a new life rich in books and friends. But although success and even love seem within reach, she remains trapped by what she is . . . and is not. As India struggles to throw off imperial rule, Kamala uses her hard-won skills—for secrecy, languages, and reading the unspoken gestures of those around her—to fight for her country’s freedom and her own happiness.



Posted By: Sheri
Sometimes I'm just in the mood for something set in a time and place I'm not familiar with...



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14 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting and I love the use of red on the cover! And the 20th will be here before we know it. Great pick!

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  2. This sounds interesting. I agree about just being in the mood for something set in an unfamiliar place. Gives variety to the usual books I read. Great pick!

    Rebecca @ The Library Canary

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    1. Diversity in the settings of the books I read really helps me to stay interested. Thank you for stopping by ~Sheri

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  3. Wow! I've never heard of this one, but it sounds fantastic. I agree, that I LOVE to travel to different cultures and time periods when I read. Thanks for highlighting this book.

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    1. Hopefully I will be able to get it at the library! ~Sheri

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  4. This sounds good, and I love the locations. Wonderful pick!

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  5. I hadn't heard of this one before. Thanks for sharing!!

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    New follower via Bloglovin. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for following us. I've been trying to find some books off the beaten path recently. ~Sheri

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  6. I haven't heard of this, it looks really interesting though.

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    1. Thanks. I'll try and review it soon. ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and I'll checkout your giveaway! ~Sheri

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