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The Rice Mother Free download Ò 2 ë At the age of fourteen Lakshmi leaves behind her childhood among the mango trees of Ceylon for married life across the ocean in Malaysia and soon finds herself struggling to raise a family in a country that is by turns unyielding and amazing brutal and beautiful Giving birth to a child every year until she is niMi becomes a formidable matriarch determined to secure a better life for her daughters and sons From the Japanese occupation during World War II to the torture of watching some of her children succumb to life's most terrible temptations she rises to face every new challenge with almost mythic strength Dreamy and lyrical tol. I loved the beginning of the book which centers on Lakshmi and Ayah Lakshmi is a true person the fierce spirit of the author's grandmother Did I like reading about her most because she is the one true character of the book This bothered me It also bothered me that the book is about Lakshmi and her strong hold and relationship to her family So how can the grandmother part of this story be true and not any of the other people The book was all about family relations So in the beginning this book was earning 5 stars but it only ended up with 3 The other characters of the family that folowed the strong grandmother made such a glorious mess of their lives They had no strength whatsoever I didn't really enjoy reading about how one succumbs to gambling another to opium another to drink another to unlucky omens And when Mohini died it not only destroyed the family but also made the rest of the novel go downhill She was than beauty She was hope and goodness Nevertheless the book was very well written I just found the end all so depressing Yes I know life is this way and we all fumble through it but I need to see some hope I know the hope does exist because as the author clearly implies the family does continue and the spirit of Lakshmi did live on in the family lines The glimmer of hope in the future just wasn't enough for me It is well written and there really is alot to suck on or savor as Kirkus so aptly puts it

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At the age of fourteen Lakshmi leaves behind her childhood among the mango trees of Ceylon for married life across the ocean in Malaysia and soon finds herself struggling to raise a family in a country that is by turns unyielding and amazing brutal and beautiful Giving birth to a child every year until she is nineteen Laksh. After two full days I finally finished reading Rani Manicka's debut novel The Rice Mother So intense is the storyline I found myself clenching my fist and gritting my teeth from time to time as I breathed in the wonderful storytelling Love betrayal anger sorrow hope denial happiness longing despair deceit infedility honesty pain and a thousand other emotions are spun and woven beautifully in this 580 page work of art spanning a period of 85 years over 4 generations It's been a long time since I last read an intense gripping book and I'm glad i brought home this title from the bookshop not so long ago Highly recommended this title will surely chart in my all time favourite list from now on

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The Rice MotherD in the alternating voices of the men and women of this amazing family The Rice Mother gorgeously evokes a world where small pleasures offset unimaginable horrors where ghosts and gods walk hand in hand It marks the triumphant debut of a writer whose wisdom and soaring prose will touch readers especially women the world ov. I could not believe that this one is a debut novel This author has uite a promising career The book gripped me from the beginning and never let go The family saga spanning about 80 years in time beginning in the 1920s is told from the perspective of many different family members spanning four generations I loved that way of telling the story of this family set in Malaysia dealing with all of their adversities and they had many including the Japanese occupation during WWII But later it is revealed that there is a definite reason for telling the story in this manner And that is only one of the many surprises Toward the end of the book there is a gap in the story which at first annoyed me and then the reason was revealed which brings the entire book together into one cohesive story It was so compelling and riveting that it was hard to put down especially as you neared the ending From Lakshmi the Rice Mother who in her own tragic way does her utmost to shape her family into the picture of success and prosperity to Nisha the great granddaughter who works to reestablish her family ties this story is filled with drama passion sorrow tragedy and triumph A great one that I would highly recommend