Can You Hear The Nightbird Call - Anita Rau Badami
I have just finished this amazingBook: It is the story of three women, who become linked together with love and tragedy. This all takes place over a period of fifty years. It starts with the partition of India and Pakistan, and it ends with the horrific explosion of Air Flight India no 182 in 1985.
Bibi-ji, steals her sisters fiance, and she returns with him to Vancouver. She becomes obsessed with the disapearance of her sister during the violence of partition. Leela is her neighbor, always struggling to do the right thing and to fit in. Nimmo back in India is made an orphan by partition, she is in a life long struggle to rebuild her life in Delhi.
This is a truly moving engrossing story. Rich with warmth and humanity. The characters just step right out of the story, grab you and never let go.
This story is told with such beauty. I was very sorry when it ended.
As I read somewhere, "Badami paints the mundane details of daily life with the rich colours and tantalizing aromas of Indian culture."