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About Cheryl Snell
Cheryl Snell is a poet. Pianist. Novelist. Aficionado of old music and new art. Fluent in sub-text. Enthusiast of all things South Indian. Published in a few hundred literary journals and anthologies online and in print. A seven-time Best of the Net nominee.Where are the hats? She needs more hats...
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Nela learns that Jackson has been captured by the same people he had been helping and her hair turns white overnight. She makes plans to go back to India to find him, but before leaving, she turns the tables on Ashoke and has him fired. His response is to confess to a long-held family secret. Continuing on her changed course with this new information, Nela must confront her miscalculations about sacrifice, survival, and the mysterious alchemy of love.
In these five little worlds populated with Barbie dolls, harmonicas, and factoids from science, Snell delivers moments of determination with a palpable presence.
Is there a happy medium between Hindu tradition and American style, or does the battle of wills between a mother and daughter-in law for the love of the man caught in the middle trump all else? When Alice marries Ramesh, she is plunged into a battle of wills with her mother-in-law. Amma wreaks havoc over Alice's household until a family secret is revealed that costs the old woman everything. Now it is up to Alice to heal the rift. Shiva's Arms evolves into an exploration of cultural identity, the power of reconciliation, and the meaning of home. ***Bonus: Delicious recipes straight from the author's kitchen are included in the back of the book!***