The Color of Our Sky

The Color of Our Sky

A Novel

Book - 2017
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1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old girl from the lower caste Yellamma cult of temple prostitutes has come of age to fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute. In an attempt to escape this legacy that binds her, Mukta is transported to a foster family in Bombay. There she discovers a friend in the high spirited eight-year-old Tara, the tomboyish daughter of the family, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past. Tara introduces Mukta to a different world--ice cream and sweets, poems and stories, and a friendship the likes of which she has never experienced before. In 1993, Mukta is kidnapped from Tara's room. Eleven years later, Tara who blames herself for what happened, embarks on an emotional journey to search for the kidnapped Mukta only to uncover long buried secrets in her own family.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062474070
0062474073
Characteristics: 401 pages ; 21 cm

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Einer2
Nov 13, 2017

A compelling novel. The saddest part is that this is most likely still occurring to this day. Should be a must read for all of the politicians in D.C.!!

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dubonnet
Jul 01, 2017

A moving story of two girls in relatively modern day India.
A story of hope, survival, love, hardship, family, forgiveness and redemption, well worth reading.
It's sad to think of what so many women and girls worldwide endure to this day. Here is a small glimpse into their world.

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singidunum_25
May 03, 2017

Nice debut novel. Definitely reminds you of Shilpi Gowda or Khaled Hosseini's writing. Very poetic too.
"Silence crept into our lives, allowing us to keep our nightmares and our thoughts to ourselves. We simply carried on, pretending it had never happened."

"Shame rose in me like a violent storm."

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misty2006
Jul 07, 2017

misty2006 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 52

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