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The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
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Mar 25, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: immigrant-fiction, historical-fiction
Recommended for: people that like surprises

This is an ingenious cross genre book that combines Pilgrim times with Mughal India, a giant diamond, a modern day geneologist and antiques dealer, and a computer VR program that will eventually introduce an entirely unexpected story element.

Mukherjee is one of my favorite authors and this is her best book. Inspiring, brimming with feminist ideals that don't insult historical accuracy, and passionately researched, Holder of the World is a remarkable bit of historical romance as brought to us by a very gifted author who knows what it is like to have lived in two worlds.
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