I'm looking forward to Sankaran's next release already!
Real life, real emotions and real problems of life mixed together to create a work of fiction that could very well be facts representing many families of our country.
The author develops her characters and their settings very well and her writing is heartfelt.
The Hope Factory takes place in modern-day India. It chronicles the stories of Anand, a seemingly successful businessman, and of Kamala, his less-fortunate maid. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bloggers Recommend
Bangalore's transition from a sleepy regional city (as I remember it from my 1977 visit) into bustling technology mega-city is at the heart of this interesting if not tremendously... Read morePublished 9 months ago by S. McGee
Compelling characters, an enthralling story line and an education in Indian culture and custom. Without a doubt, a very enjoyable read.Published 9 months ago by Georgie248
I really liked the book. I thought that it was well written as well as adventurous. I thought the story kept my attention all through India. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mr and Mrs Michael Alexander
Rich in theme and with excellent character development THE HOPE FACTORY is a well executed novel of contemporary Bangalore, India. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Susan K. Schoonover
I kept hoping as I read the book that something good will happen to the female protagonist Kamala only to be disappointed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Balaji Vishwanat
I read this book enroute to Delhi, India. The sights and sounds came alive for me, jumping off the page of this wonderful contemporary novel set in India. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Don Pape
I've really been reading a lot of fiction books taking place in India lately. This is one of them. I really liked the author Lavanya Sankaran's writing, and this book was very... Read morePublished 10 months ago by A. M. Brinkley
I did enjoy the book - perhaps 3.5. It was interesting to see how harsh the lives were of the lower class/poorPublished 12 months ago by BA Rickson