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Shiva's Arms

A literary novel by Cheryl Snell

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review by . July 20, 2010
If you've ever wondered about Indian culture, Hindu festivals, mixed marriages that span continents, or how people from a different background assimilate in America's new world, Shiva's Arms is surely the book for you.      A literary story, Shiva's Arms tell the tale of Ram, who marries the American Alice, of Ram's mother, known as Amma, of his sister Nela, and of son Sam who grows from childhood to adulthood with a foot in each world. The story's narrated …
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Snell is the author of ten books of fiction and poetry, including two novels,and has published over four hundred poems, stories, and book reviews online and in print. A multiple Best of the Net and Pushcart … more
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When Alice marries Ramesh, she is plunged into a battle of wills with her mother-in-law. Namesake of a god, Amma reigns over Alice's household until a family secret is revealed that costs the old woman everything. Now it is up to Alice to heal the rift, as Shiva’s Arms evolves into an exploration of cultural identity, the power of reconciliation, and the meaning of home.
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ISBN-10: 0615340814
ISBN-13: 978-0615340814
Author: Cheryl Snell
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: The Writer's Lair Books
Date Published: March 2010
Format: hardback
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