Tell It to the Trees

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Pub Date 20 Sep 2011 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2012

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A beloved, bestselling writer returns to the domestic canvas of her award-winning books, Tamarind Mem and The Hero's Walk, with a tense mystery and heart-rending story of family life set in an Indian household in a small town in northern BC.

One freezing winter morning a dead body is found in the backyard of the Dharma family's house. It's the body of their tenant, Anu Krishnan. Why had she, a stranger to the mountains, been foolish enough to go out into the blizzard? From this gripping opening, Anita Rau Badami threads together a story of love and need, and of chilling secrets never told aloud.

For Anu, seeking a secluded retreat from the city, the Dharmas--the authoritarian Vikram, his aged mother, gentle Suman whom he has brought from the bustling warmth of India in a swiftly arranged marriage, their young daughter, Varsha, and her little brother--are a tightly knit family with values to uphold. The joy of Suman's good Indian cooking, the tales told by old Akka, the beauty of the place, delight her; but she soon realizes that the Dharma family holds unexpected secrets--Suman is a trapped, silent and fearful woman--and the memory of Vikram's first wife who died in an accident casts a long shadow over the household. Anu's arrival will change the balance of the Dharma household, and when the secrets start to spill out, something terrible is bound to happen...

Please note that we will only be granting requests to Canadian residents.

A beloved, bestselling writer returns to the domestic canvas of her award-winning books, Tamarind Mem and The Hero's...


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