Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali PerkinsTitle: You Bring the Distant Near
Author: Mitali Perkins
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Five girls. Three generations. One great American love story.

Ranee, worried that her children are losing their Indian culture; Sonia, wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair; Tara, seeking the limelight to hide her true self; Shanti, desperately trying to make peace in the family; Anna, fighting to preserve her Bengali identity.

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Review: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins is a beautifully written saga that tells the story of the Das family and their experiences immigrating to the United States. When a book grabs hold of you and keeps you engaged right up to the end, it is safe to say that it is going to be a favourite. Told in alternating perspectives, Perkins gives her readers so many unique and interesting points of view through her well-developed female characters. The Indian customs and culture that are told throughout this story are so insightful and add to the magic of the narrative. Continue reading