Something to add to the summer reading list

Here’s something new seen on a Summer Reading List, and a title that thank heavens isn’t that Robo book!! Suggestions along-side this title states that readers of this may also like, ” The Jerusalem Maiden” by Talia Carner , “The Girl in the Garden” by Kamala Nair  and “The Homecoming of Samuel Lake” by Jenny Wingfield, all of which are on my list!!

Reviews on Goodreads are all wonderful, stating that not only is it a whodunit but also great sets of complicated characters, the clash of the Indian caste system and British boarding school rules. Hmmmm…sounds like an Add to the List to me!

Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy 

Miss Timmins’ School for Girls  PA murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime PIn 1974, three weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Charulata Apte arrives at Miss Timmins’ School for Girls in Panchgani. Shy, sheltered, and running from a scandal that disgraced her Brahmin family, Charu finds herself teaching Shakespeare to ric…morePA murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime PIn 1974, three weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Charulata Apte arrives at Miss Timmins’ School for Girls in Panchgani. Shy, sheltered, and running from a scandal that disgraced her Brahmin family, Charu finds herself teaching Shakespeare to rich Indian girls in a boarding school still run like an outpost of the British Empire. In this small, foreign universe, Charu is drawn to the charismatic teacher Moira Prince, who introduces her to pot-smoking hippies, rock n’ roll, and freedoms she never knew existed. Then one monsoon night, a body is found at the bottom of a cliff, and the ordered worlds of school and town are thrown into chaos. When Charu is implicated in the murder#8212;a case three intrepid schoolgirls take it upon themselves to solve#8212;Charu’s real education begins. A love story and a murder mystery, Miss Timmins’ School for Girls is, ultimately, a coming-of-age tale set against the turbulence of the 1970s as it played out in one small corner of India.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s