Shona Patel

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Shona Patel, the daughter of an Assam tea planter, drew upon her personal observations and experiences to create the vivid characters and setting for her critically acclaimed debut novel TEATIME FOR THE FIREFLY. Her second novel FLAME TREE ROAD was published in June 2015. An honors graduate in English literature from St. Xavier's College (Calcutta University) Ms. Patel has won several awards for creative writing and is a trained graphic designer.
Please visit her blog at www.shonapatel.com

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Shona Patel Although Flame Tree Road is a prequel it is written as a stand alone - so you can happily read it before Teatime. The two novels enhance each other,…moreAlthough Flame Tree Road is a prequel it is written as a stand alone - so you can happily read it before Teatime. The two novels enhance each other, I'm told. Happy reading and congratulations on winning a copy.
PS: sorry for this delayed response. For some reason I did not get notified.(less)
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“Love survives in a bubble. It diffuses outer reality and reflects only what the heart wants to see.”
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“But I also know this: even though water chooses the path of least resistance, it ultimately defines its own course. Rivers divide and merge, they braid and weave, the form complex wholes. They move apart only to rejoin at a defferent point. The geography of our lives would reconnect us again.”
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