Flame Tree Road

Flame Tree Road

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1870s India. In a tiny village where society is ruled by a caste system and women are defined solely by marriage, young Biren Roy dreams of forging a new destiny. When his mother suffers the fate of widowhood--shunned by her loved ones and forced to live in solitary penance--Biren devotes his life to effecting change. Just when his vision for the future begins to look hopeless, he meets Maya, the independent-minded daughter of a local educator, and his soul is reignited.
Publisher: Ontario, Canada : Mira Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780778316657
0778316653
Branch Call Number: FIC PATEL, SHONA
Characteristics: 396 pages ; 21 cm

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singidunum_25
May 08, 2018

In this book, Shona Patel, addresses issues that were prevalent in India during the 1800's, especially status of widows in India at that time. Great story and very nice writing too.

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lgraf
Sep 28, 2015

Excellent read! Loved the characters, descriptions of life in India & the trials faced by the people during the late 1890s. Incredible book!!! Shona Patel is a talented writer...love her books.

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