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Sisters of the Sari Paperback – June 7, 2011
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Ms. Baker did a wonderful job of depicting the clash of cultures. A western woman who expects life to be clean, cool and orderly struggles to come to terms with the poverty and plight of women that they accepted as normal. Kiria has a few skeletons in her own closet that when added to the mix help to propel her and Santoshi into new views of life.
Sisters of the Sari is a wonderful modern story full of rich and interesting characters. The well detailed clash of cultures make this book a page turner that you won't be able to put down.
Linda C. Wright
One Clown Short
at the end, the American questioned 'what family?' in regards to her friends foster family she'd adopted.
Ugh, all that time and effort spent, all that concern for the people, and she still didn't get it?? Turned me
off the book overall.
Kiria is a Canadian CEO who decides to take a vacation to the non-touristy spots in India. What she finds is that people are all too willing to fleece a white tourist and, after losing her luggage, what she really wants are clean clothes and a little bit of understanding. She finds it in Santoshi, an Indian woman who gives her the last of her money so she can travel back to her hotel. In her quest to repay Santoshi, she discovers that her life has not been as cut and dry as she imagined and that there is much left to be discovered about herself and about others.
First, let's hit the plot. I was intrigued and entertained by the plot throughout the story. Ms. Baker winds a tale nicely and vividly. Both the setting and characters were well drawn and secondary characters were nicely used to help flesh out the important aspects of the novel. My one complaint is that I feel like I ended the book not knowing or understanding Kiria any better than when I started. In other words, her dynamics didn't feel like they changed much to me nor did I think she came to much understanding of herself. Yes, she absolutely went to huge lengths (without giving away too much of the plot here) to help others and do great things, but when we end the book, I feel like she herself has changed very little, quite honestly. Elements of who she was were there from the beginning and her growth was not strong. Nor was that of Santoshi.Read more ›
Also, most insipid dialog ever!
The reason I didn't give this a one star review is because the plot is interesting enough, and it wasn't a horrible light read. No graphic violence or strange sex like many novels nowadays.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book and will probably read it again.
Bought this copy for my sister as she just returned from a trip to India.
Heart warming, some sad parts, nice read
This is an easy read about a journey that is not always easy. Cultures clash and trust is tested. Not everything works out, but it is a heart warming story and it takes stock of... Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Ellen
This is the best book I have read in months. The novel grabs you from the first pages and doesn't let you go until the end. Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by JJ