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Tiger Hills

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Highly recommended

    This is an awesome book. I am halfway through and don't want it to end. I love reading books about the lives of the people of India, and I sure hope this is not this authors last book, her style of writing is so beautiful to read. If you love a book that really tells a story, 400 plus pages so there is plenty of time to really create a picture of the country and its people and customs, you will love this book.

    Along with Cutting With Stone, one of my favorite books I have read so far this year and I have read lots of them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Highly Recommended

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

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    A epic love story spanning 60 years~!!

    Tiger Hills is an epic love story set in Coorg, India beginning in 1878 and spanning the next 60 years.

    Navi is the first born girl in the Nachimandas family in over six generations and she is a delight to all her know her. She is charming, beautiful, courageous and very determined. At ten years old she meets Machu, the Tiger Killer and decides she will marry no one other than he. Navi's best friend and confidante, Devanna, doesn't understand Navi's fascination with his cousin, Machu. He is determined to win Navi's love at all costs.

    They each are set upon a course where love knows no bounds and the participants are all lead to their fates by their sense of duty and honour.

    The reader is swept over the countryside of India and learn of her vast beauty from the flora and fauna to the love her people share with her lands. We learn of familys bound by honour and the rise and fall of each of their lives as each are entwined with another to bring you a beautifully written love story in which even the best course of actions never turn out the way we wish them to.

    I enjoyed the narration, the plot and the characters involved. Everything about the story was believable and you will find yourself wanting to unfold the tale that surrounds Devi and those that touch her life. I liked how strong Devi was in most situations except those concerning her heart, it was a brilliantly displayed human trait that befalls many of us and Sarita Mandanna explores these emotions in depth and does not leave you lacking. She gives enough mystery in their lives that you will feel compelled to follow them to the end and I would suggest anyone who enjoys epic romances and raw human emotion grab themselves a copy and enjoy the lives and loves of those involved.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Highly Recommended - You Must Check It Out!

    Tiger Hills is a beautifully written multi-generational love story set in Coorg Region of Southern India. It is set in Colonial Period from roughly 1878-1945. The author's research must have taken years as one experiences the interactions and conflicts of interesting characters living in a traditional village through a period when tremendous historical and technological changes are taking place. Until I read Tiger Hills, my favorite works of literary fiction (which I recommended to all who will listen) were: Corelli's Mandolin, Birdsong and Atonement; Tiger Hills has been added to the list! The novel was nominated for the Asian Booker Prize in 2010, so it is a worthy and very satisfying novel!

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