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Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
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Feb 28, 2012

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This story of an East Indian's odyssey from rural India to New York and Iowa is both interesting as well as a commentary on a Indian immigrant experience. When she writes of American's perception of her, that she'll be good with children and assumptions about her religious views it is almost comical. Her perceptions of children sleeping in their own room at age 4 , and other " Americanisms" are delightful to read about.There is a philosophical bent to much of the writing though simple, it is enlightening. "Treat every second of your existence as an assignment from G-d."
She begins as Jyoti, then is transformed to Jasmine , Jase and Jane. It is Jasmine who, as the title would lead you to believe, is at the core of this story.

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Joshabrams Didn't you read this back around 1995?

Lillian Yeah, I thought I had!! but am rereading it for my book group. thanks for verifying my memory! xo

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