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East of the Sun: A Novel

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Julia Gregson

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Author: Julia Gregson
Publisher: Touchstone
3 reviews about East of the Sun: A Novel
review by . November 12, 2009
There's something rather intriguing about a group of women who know they need something, but have trouble realizing what it is. From Rose, who is pretty and sweet and pretty much an empty-headed doll to her best friend for ages Tor, the opposite of Rose in everything from looks to personality, but equally uncertain how to map out her future. Then of course there's Viva, who lies about her age, her experience, her purpose for wanting to go to India. With all the bad karma these three ladies are toting …
review by . June 13, 2009
East of the Sun
    Gregson has written a particularly English tale set in India in 1928, during the British Occupation. Trouble is on the horizon, manifesting in small outbreaks of violence and civil disobedience, Gandhi's increasing popularity and a few cracks in the fa├žade of British superiority. The English live like royalty in Occupied India, treating their servants as children, enjoying luxuries they could never afford at home. Gregson captures all of this extraordinary time, the arrogance, …
review by . May 29, 2009
This powerful historical novel follows the lives of three British women travel to India in the late 1920: Rose, engaged to a handsome cavalry officer she barely knows; Tor, determined to find a husband of her own to escape a loveless home in England; and Viva, an impoverished orphan returning to the country of her birth in search of answers. As these women set out on their individual paths, they confront personal and political challenges that reshape the courses of their lives and forge unbreakable …
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