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*Starred Review* Set in Southern India at the end of the nineteenth century, Mandanna�s magnificent debut follows the fortunes of two childhood friends throughout their lives. Precocious, sparkling Devi, adored by her parents, reaches out to Devanna, whose mother left his father and committed suicide, leaving the boy�s place in his family uncertain. Devi and Devanna become the closest of friends, but as they grow older, Devanna develops feelings for Devi that she doesn�t share. Devi has eyes for only one man, Machu, a cousin of Devanna�s who is renowned for killing a tiger during a hunt. When Devi reaches her teens, she pursues the older Machu, vowing he�s the only man she�ll marry. Devanna studies science and herbal remedies with a German missionary, who thinks of him as a son and helps him gain entrance to a university in Bangalore to study medicine. A brutish fellow student makes Devanna�s experience at the university miserable, and a final monstrous transgression sends Devanna running back home to commit an act that will change the course of his life and Devi�s forever. Once the story gets going, it is impossible to stop reading Mandanna�s spellbinding epic. --Kristine Huntley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Craft of the highest order. I would rank this with some of the finest novels ever writtem. Absolutely amazing. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo.Published 3 months ago by Hindol Datta
Tiger Hills is one of the best novels I've read in a long time. It is a sweeping story, generational and glorious. I simply did not want to come to the last page. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sabbeth43
I love books that throw you into a culture. It gave me the same emotions as my favorite books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chels
Good book.Author clearly expressed, described and narrated the story with indian contemporary historical movements. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Srinivas Arrabolu
Very sad and beautiful novel - and totally unrelenting. you love all the characters and just hate knowing that things aren't going to go right for them.Published 22 months ago by K. Sawyer
Sarita Mandanna's `Tiger Hills' was an extraordinary read. In fact, it is one I will never forget, and will keep and read again at another time. Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by An Educated Consumer
Tiger Hills is a fine melodrama that could have benefitted from a little better editing. It is a family saga that covers the life of Devi, a young girl in India and the novel... Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Elizabeth Hendry
"Tiger Hills" is one of those books that stick with you. With me, anyway. And if you're the sort who enjoys a story that, with some reason, has been compared to "The Thorn Birds"... Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Flight Risk (The Gypsy Moth)
Oh the promise of this novel for the first 100 pages.
I started to lose hope for the story when Machu and Devi declare their love but Machu insists on keeping it a... Read more