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Shanthi Sekaran

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Shanthi Sekaran was born and raised in California, and now splits her time between Berkeley and London. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, she was first published in Best New American Voices 2004 (Harcourt). Her novel, The Prayer Room, will be released in February 2009. "

Average rating: 4.12 · 6,845 ratings · 1,189 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lucky Boy

4.14 avg rating — 6,653 ratings — published 2017 — 13 editions
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The Prayer Room

3.29 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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San Francisco Chronicle Review (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 05, 2009 02:31PM
Description: Charles Matthews reviews The Prayer Room for the SF Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/05/DD3E1615D6.DTL
Pilgrims and Indians (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: An excerpt from The Prayer Room
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Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
"A must read book which will touch your heart in many ways, Lucky Boy exceeded my expectations. Soli is from Mexico, fleeing to the U.S. in an attempt to make a life for herself. The details of the life of an undocumented immigrant will haunt the r..." Read more of this review »
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"An amazingly, well written novel, that will have you thinking about it long after you have read the last page. I couldn't put this book down and found myself thinking about it even when I wasn't reading it. Also as a mother, this book touched me o..." Read more of this review »
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I really enjoyed this book,...could not put it down......I couldn't decide how I wanted it to end, since I loved all of the characters and couldn't pick one side to root for. It was beautifully written and I was completely drawn into the lives of..." Read more of this review »
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“And good intentions? These scared him the most: people with good intentions tended not to question themselves. And people who didn't question themselves, in the scientific world and beyond, were the ones to watch out for.”
Shanthi Sekaran, Lucky Boy

“Sometimes the things that happen can be changed. Sometimes they cannot. Which time is this?”
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“But no matter what, strangers never disappointed, because she expected nothing from them. It was the people she knew, who liked and even loved her, who could let her down most cruelly.”
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