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The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel Paperback – Sept. 1 2018
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An Amazon Charts, USA Today, and Washington Post bestseller.
From the bestselling author of Trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.
Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past.
Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi―her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant―who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible.
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“While the narrative at times reflects the dark elements of human nature, the tone is hopeful and enriching. Badani builds imagery with a gentleness that is soothing to take in and threads together rich descriptions of the landscape that are transportive.” ―USA Today’s Happy Ever After
“The Storyteller’s Secret is a lavishly told tale of secrets, love, and loyalty. It is a celebration of the beauty of story and its ability to help us be heard and understood.” ―New York Journal of Books
About the Author
A former attorney, Sejal Badani is the author of the bestselling novel and Goodreads Fiction Award finalist Trail of Broken Wings. When not writing, Sejal enjoys reading and traveling.
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (Sept. 1 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1542048273
- ISBN-13 : 978-1542048279
- Item weight : 386 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #31,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So, I'm among the 4 and 5 star people this time. I've read the 1 and 2 star reviews about how unrealistic the story is, how the author didn't know what she was talking about as far as the culture of India during the time period of the story, etc, etc. I don't care. I really liked the story and the way it was told. I don't usually like love stories. They're too sappy and the men are too perfect to be real, etc. But this story took me to India, a place I have never had a desire to visit, and I loved every minute of it. (I still don't want to ever go there.)
The flow of the story was very easy to follow and I loved how the author showed past and present times.
All together very easy and nice read, I am going to try other books by the same author now.
, to my generation appear archaic and at times cruel. I didn’t like the repeated references to the miscarriages.
Top reviews from other countries
Thought provoking, and beautifully written I enjoyed every word. I am a bit bewildered by the 1 star review by someone who is critical of the historical accuracies, this is a novel, a story and therefore does not have to be strictly accurate.
I am 55 and really grew up knowing very little about the days of the Raj other than to feel ashamed yet again at this country's arrogance in believing that they know best. So if some of the details are a little exaggerated, who cares. I loved learning about the different Hindu ceremonies and day to day life in rural India.
I loved this book and am so very glad that I read it.
Love this author.