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
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...
Waiting on Wednesday features upcoming releases and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.