The Abundance

The Abundance

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Pulled back into the Midwestern world of their Indian immigrant parents when their mother is taken ill, Mala sets about learning everthing she can about her mother's art of Indian cooking, while her brother Ronak tries to sell their experience as a book and a TV documentary, furthering the cultural divide.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co., c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805096583
Characteristics: 255 p. ;,22 cm.


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Feb 01, 2017

I enjoyed this book. The main character really shines through. This is not so much an examination of how children reconnect with their heritage, I feel it touched more on the moments that make up a life, sacrifices that are made when you immigrate, the changes between the generations and the stresses you face when ill.

Mar 27, 2015

I have a very different view than the Library Journal reviewer. This beautiful book details the last months of a woman's life, her changing relationships with her children and her husband are interwoven with a lush description of Indian immigrant culture, focusing on the food. Highly recommended.

Jane60201 Jun 25, 2013

Kind of lightweight for a serious subject.

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