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To a Native Shore: A Novel of India

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A young 20th century woman marries an Indian, moves to India with him, and finds herself surprisingly homesick. Returning to England, she must weigh the pros and cons of uprooting her life permanently - and assess her love for her husband. Ultimately, she must decide if she can maintain ties with home even if she adopts India as her future.

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Hardcover, 287 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Scribner Book Company
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Gilda Felt
Feb 09, 2014 Gilda Felt rated it liked it
Probably my least favorite of Anand's books that I've read so far, the book is ostensibly sub-titled "A Novel of India." It does revolve around an English woman who marries as Indian man and moves to his home, but there's really not that much about India. Instead, it focuses on what home is, what makes a place a person's home and how much we are connected to the place where we grew up. How the woman deals with these issues is really the heart of this novel.

But while it's an intriguing subject, I
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Born in London, Valerie Anand knew at the age of six that she wanted to be an author. At the age of fifteen, she saw MGM’s film Ivanhoe. She walked into the cinema knowing that she wanted to be a novelist and walked out of it knowing that historical novels were the kind she most wanted to write.

Over the course of her long and distinguished writing career, Valerie has written many works of histori
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