A Walk Across the Sun
When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from th...more
The novel vacillates between the stories of Ahalya and Sita, sisters who are left orphaned and homeless by a tsunami on the coast of India, and Thomas Clark, a lawyer in Washington D.C facing a personal and professional crisis. As Thomas makes fateful decisions to bring meaning to his life,...more
It is very hard to choose the words to praise a novel with such a heavy and delicate subject, but what I can say is this novel had what it takes to keep me reading until the last page.
A walk Across the Sun kept me on edge most of the time. I thought: what is going to happen next? Is she going to make it? Will they succeed? Sometimes, I jumped in excitement or...more
AWATS... a beautifully written story, with delicate narrative full of poetic imagination and a gripping message. To say that I absolutely loved this debut novel is probably an understatement. I bought the book last week at YVR airport in Vancouver and I finished reading it today. I couldn't help...more
So, as an audio book, this was a mixed bag, due in part to the person reading and the silly voices that she affected. Certainly, there was some very strong writing. The section where the young girl, Sita, had to swallow 30 condoms filled wi...more
Corban Addison touches this sensitive topic beautifully. Human trafficking was abolished 200 years ago under the heading of slave trading, but is still so much rampant worldwide and treated with "kid gloves" for political reasons. I became interested in this topic due to the fact that South Africa finally has stepped up and instituted a Bill.
A walk across the sun is about two teenage sisters, Ahalya and Sita, who were left orphaned after a tsunami hit their town in India. The sisters try to get...more
Mr. Addison weaves a fictional, but believable tale of Sita and Ahalya who lead an almost idealistic life up until...more
A Walk also tells the story of sisters Ahalya and Sita, 15 and 17, who, after a tsunami devastates their community, are kidnapped as they try to make their way to their convent school.
This plot point bugged m...more
Meanwhile on the other side of the world, Thomas Clarke, an attorney in Washington D.C., takes on a position in India to try to find and arrest the sex traffic offenders.
You will follow the horrors of a life...more
The story opens with a lawyer witnessing the kidnapping of a young girl in a public park. It haunts him. Thomas Clarke works for a huge and prestigious law firm in D.C. and has been spending the last several months working...more
I liked the way he handled the lawyer's backstory (comforta...more
Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade.
When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost i...more
We start off the story with two innocent girls whose life is decimated due to a ts...more
Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. And when I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to get back to it! The reader is sucked right into the incredibly sad misfortun...more
Other reviewers have mentioned that it's a "hard book to read", and that's true--at first. Coming face-to-face with the gritty realities of the horrendous trade in young girls is difficult. But Addison deftly weaves a tale of beauty and redemption th...more
Here’s a well-written thriller that opens the reader's eyes to the ugly reality and horrors of modern-day slavery. I would say it’s probably one of those reads I might come across once in a while that keeps me thinking about the story long after I finish the book. The characters are believable…that’s important for any book, but especially for this type of realistic thriller.
The lives and innocence of middle-class, Indian, teens Ahalya and Sita Ghai are turn...more
When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost immediately and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, beginning a hellish descent into the bowels of the sex trade.
Halfway across the world, Washington,...more
The book goes through the confluence of events that cause the lives of two sisters orphaned by the Boxing Day tsunami, and an American lawyer to become intertwined. That's basically the blurb from the back of the book, and the writing wastes no time getting to the meat of the story, at least on the girls' part. The...more
It begins with a tsunami raging through the coastal home in India of 17 year-old Ahalya and her 15 year-old sister. Left orphans, they see...more
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