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The Sari Shop: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2008

    Excellent topic for a first novel

    A large topic covered with a very depressing ending that couldn't have probably been otherwise. I think author Rupa Bajwa has an exciting future. I look forward to her next novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    Enchanting Tale and Sorrowful

    I think this novel was pretty good for a first time author. There are parts of the books where the stories and futures of the characters seem incomplete or uncertain. However, since this is the author's first book it turned out to be a wonderful mix of stories in which characters enter each other's lives without knowing the consequences their actions will have for others. I hope to read more from this author in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2005

    No story line

    The author did a great job describing events and settings in detail, however, there wasn't much of a story line and it's not much of a page turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    A Must Read for every woman

    What a book, what a story. Rupa has a superb writing style that draws you in and you become, not a reader, but a part of the story. I lived this book and it lives within me now. Every woman should read this book and know in her heart that this is not a fiction but real life for many, many people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2004

    Understated Elegance

    When I picked up the novel, I knew that it was longlisted for the Orange Prize. But I was instantly captivated by its beautiful cover also. Who says covers don't sell books? They do, ofcourse. Written in simple, clear, uncluttered prose, this novel oozes understated elegance. It reminded me of a dark, vast pond, its water calm and ripple free as on a windless day, but with powerful undercurrents that will suck the readers and drown them in the story. Her descriptions of Amritsar are vivid. I actually saw the shops and narrow lanes of the old city as I read the book. The author understands the human heart. Long after I finished the novel, Rupa Bajwa's Ramchand still lingers in my mind. And when you think that there must be millions of Ramchands in India, it will certainly sober your mind. The story is truly captivating.

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    Posted November 1, 2008

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