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Tell It to the Trees by Anita Rau Badami
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Sep 07, 2011

really liked it
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I won this book from the Goodreads giveaway, and was very excited about it as I quite enjoyed Badami's other book, "Can you hear the nightbird call?". This is a very "gripping" book and somehow a bit spine-chilling for me. It was quite different from what I expected though - I was expecting to read another "immigrant-family-in-Canada" type of story. I mean, the family in the story is an immigrant family indeed, but their "problem" is definitely not exclusive to immigrants.

Dharmas' tenant, Anu, died at the beginning of the book. And, the secrets of the Dharmas unfold from there. It was dysfunctional and creepy. While "gripping", the plot is somehow predictable though. It must be that I have been trying to figure out how Any died throughout the whole book. The ending was not a surprise to me (but still a good ending). Overall, I enjoyed it even though it is not a "feel-good" type of book.

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