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The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
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Feb 19, 2010

really liked it
Recommended to Bonnie G by: used book store in Green Valley
Read from February 16 to 19, 2010

This book has several violent scenes, so don't read if you don't care for that kind of thing. But the premise is fascinating, and I love the shift from the 1990s to the late 1600s. The majority of scenes are in India and describe tribal identities that I had no idea existed. The British were there too, plundering like crazy. The author does a great job of describing chaos while holding it all together with a story of an unlikely early American heroine. She is fascinating. I wish she really existed.
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