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The Ghosts That Come Between Us
The Ghosts That Come Between Us is a first-person narrative that follows the life journey of a girl named Nargis. The story starts in the Himalayas in postindependence India, spans through Communist Russia, and ends in a Chicago suburb in the United States. While the book recounts delightful memories of childhood in the sixties and colorful anecdotes of family travels ...more
Hardcover, 447 pages
Published December 15th 2012 by Drona Productions
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May 04, 2013 Ca rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: book clubs, close friends, women, psychologists, guidance counselors, professors, students, teachers
Really terrific! The book is well paced and is a fairly quick read. I was able to finish over the course of a week, much faster than I had expected. The story is incredibly moving and the prose is very colorful and evocative. I'm sharing it with my book club - it's my turn to choose our next read :). Also, though the subject matter is mature, I think a high school junior or senior can handle it. Reminds me of the more progressive books targeted towards adults that I read in an advanced ...more
The language is evocative and strong, and it reveals parts of a culture I do not know much about. It reads like a series of memoirs of family life. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a strong story arc linking all of these observations together. It didn't grip me--nothing seemed "at stake"--and I gave up after a couple of hours of audio, feeling I'd gotten the point. Perhaps it is my fault, given the distractions at play while I was trying to absorb it. I would consider reading another book ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was very character driven and very detailed at times almost too detailed which is why I give it 4 stars. The emotion and conversation was well done, and I felt as if I was in a room with Nargis talking to her about her story. Her experiences were described in a way that was disturbing, but not so descriptive that it was unbearable to read. I also enjoyed reading about her Indian culture and in the back is provided a dictionary of common words used in the ...more
This book is complete garbage. No plot development, predictable ending, cliches found every where. Do not read this book. It is not English, this is trash written by a woman who thinks she is better than everyone else just because she is a doctor. Well guess what honey, Flannery O'Connor and F. Scott Fitzgerald are not doctors so if drugging people for a living failed you, then turning to writing didn't save you either. Get out of English woman, you are an insult to the art of writing.