What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Historical fiction/memoir set in India near Mount Everest, uncle and nephew write to each other, Tiger in the title, village life, resistance movement. [s]

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message 1: by Barb (new)

Barb Bamberger Read in the last year, novel set in India near Mount Everest and US, uncle and nephew write to each other, Tiger in the title, village life detailed


message 2: by Melanti (last edited May 25, 2017 11:48AM) (new)

Melanti | 333 comments How can it be in India but near Everest? Isn't Mt. Everest between Nepal and China?

Never mind. Apparently Mt. Everest is big enough you can see it from a couple of places in India, including a rail station named "Tiger Hill" outside Darjeeling, India.

Wonder if that has anything to do with your book?


message 3: by Kris (new)

Kris | 32334 comments Mod
Barb, I moved your request to the Unsolved folder because you're looking for a specific book.

Please add plot details (and genre) to your topic header using the edit link on the full desktop, not mobile, website. This will help people searching for books. Just ask if you'd like assistance with this.


message 4: by Barb (new)

Barb Bamberger Darjeeling rings a bell. Indians from hot parts of the country go there in the summers for respite. There is a resistance movement building up and soldiers make their appearance in town. It's historical fiction/memoir.


message 5: by Kris (new)

Kris | 32334 comments Mod
Added plot details to the topic header. Feel free to edit it.


message 6: by Barb (new)

Barb Bamberger The younger one (son or nephew) in the US lives and works in the bowels of an Indian restaurant with his fellow expats. The owner of the restaurant thinks he's being generous to his 'slave' workers allowing them to live there...


message 7: by Kris (new)

Kris | 32334 comments Mod
I don't think this is it, but will mention just in case - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga?


message 8: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (last edited May 26, 2017 03:36PM) (new)

Lobstergirl | 37621 comments Mod
What decade is it set in? Or at least, closer to current times, or is it set in the colonial era (pre-1947)? Or in the 50s-60s?

The northern towns where people went in the hot weather to get away from the intolerable heat of the plains were called hill stations.


message 9: by Barb (new)

Barb Bamberger I found it! The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. Man Booker and National Book award...In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mt. Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often on his son, Biju, who is hopscotching from one gritty New York restaurant to another.


message 10: by Kris (new)

Kris | 32334 comments Mod
Glad you found your book, Barb. Thanks for the update. Here's the link - The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai.


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