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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813.6
EAN: 9780743283687
ISBN: 0743283686
Label: Washington Square Press
Manufacturer: Washington Square Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 416
Publication Date: 2007-09-18
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Studio: Washington Square Press

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When Sam Hawthorne, a twenty-five-year-old U.S. Army captain, arrives at the princely state of Rudrakot in May of 1942, it is on a personal quest to find his missing brother. But Sam's mission is soon threatened by the unlikeliest of sources -- he falls hopelessly in love with Mila, daughter of the local political agent. And Mila, unexpectedly attracted to Sam, finds herself torn between loyalty to her family and the man she loves.

A sweeping and poignant story of forbidden love, The Splendor of Silence opens twenty-one years later with Olivia, Sam's daughter, receiving a trunk of treasures from India, along with an anonymous letter that finally fills the silences of her childhood. She finally learns the heartrending story of her parents' passionate and enduring love affair -- throwing them in the path of racial prejudice, nationalist intrigue, and the explosive circumstances of a country on the brink of independence from British rule.


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Summary: Not very good-disappointed
Comment: I'm surprised that Indu's work this time held no magic for us. The book is intelligent in the sense that author has done a lot of research on the India before independence, but still something went a miss. Characters were not coherent and lacked a bonding among them; I feel the author didn't connect them well. Sorry to say that Indu but this book reminded me of a well written Bollywood story, with love affairs, brother to save, daughter reading mom's story and knowing her via letters, british soliders as villians..etc.etc...

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Summary: Disappointed
Comment: I really enjoyed Sundaresan's previous novels. I really looked forward to the The Splendor of Silence. However, I am disappointed that she did not really form the main character's very well. It's very hard to care about them. Plus I find it mortifying that the main character is even concerned with a love affair when his brother is missing and being tortured, dying. I am still trying to finish this book and it is a struggle. Plus the flipping between past/present not really done very well. I unfortunately wouldn't recommend this book.

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Summary: A GREAT READ
Comment: I highly recommend this book. It is a book that returns to the present occasionally, but not so quickly that you get lost. I TOTALLY loved this book and the characters were so alive. i can only add that I am an avid reader and I would never give a book high ratings, if it did not deserve them. This is a book I will probably read again, and any others that this author writes. Kudos to the author.

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Summary: The Splendor of Silence
Comment: Although I enjoyed more "The Twentieth Wife" and "The Feast of Roses" by the same author (easier reads), I feel this is a more skillfully written book (and probably harder to write). In addition, it is more thought provoking. The author has a brillaint way of starting each chapter with an epigraph from a historical work or poetry, which gives the reader a great pulse of the time, set right before the end of British rule ('Raj') in India. A must read for anyone who loves historical fiction and anyone who has the courage to face and analyze the various prejudices that surrounded and surround us. I cannot wait for the author to (hopefully) write a sequel to this....about Olivia's trip to India.

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Summary: Dissappointing
Comment: I could hardly put down both the "Feast of Roses" and "Twentieth Wife". This book however, I couldn't even finish. It was very dissapointing after the pleasure of her earlier works. I found it slow and ill-formed and the characters not especially compelling.


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