5.0 out of 5 stars From Tragedy to Triumph, August 29, 2015
By Karen B. Leonard “Karen Isaksen Leonard”
 This book is a very good read, and it works at the level of the individual character (a young Brahmin widow), the region (south India), and the nation (India during the nationalist movement). The cover is lovely and suggests the eventual move from tragedy to triumph of the heroine. The author writes well, deftly setting the various contexts with care and knowledge, and the heroine is a very sympathetic figure indeed. I don’t want to comment on the plot but…once the turnaround began I found it more sketchy, less compelling (but with lots of family drama/professional drama/complexity). I certainly recommend it, fine work, evoking past histories with flair and compassion.
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