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
Publication Date: September 12, 2017

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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

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitlai 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

Friday Reads #23: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Author: Mitali Perkins

Friday Reads

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

This week’s book:

33155334Summary (from Goodreads): This elegant novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, You Bring the Distant Near explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture–for better or worse.

From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity.

Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new. Continue reading