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Burnt Shadows: A Novel
by Kamila Shamsie | Literature & Fiction
Registered by loriped of Keizer, Oregon USA on 7/15/2013
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Monday, July 15, 2013

10 out of 10

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
An Orange Prize Finalist

Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves. Sunlight streams across Urakami Valley, and then the world goes white.

In the devastating aftermath of the atomic bomb, Hiroko leaves Japan in search of new beginnings. From Delhi, amid India's cry for independence from British colonial rule, to New York City in the immediate wake of 9/11, to the novel's astonishing climax in Afghanistan, a violent history casts its shadow the entire world over. Sweeping in its scope and mesmerizing in its evocation of time and place, this is a tale of love and war, of three generations, and three world-changing historic events. Burnt Shadows is a story for our time by "a writer of immense ambition and strength. . . . This is an absorbing novel that commands in the reader a powerful emotional and intellectual response" (Salman Rushdie). 


Journal Entry 2 by loriped at Keizer, Oregon USA on Monday, July 15, 2013

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I have had this on my TBR pile for a couple of years. I'm so thankful it was on your wishlist as this was a wonderful story. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Sending out to someone special for her birthday. Enjoy 


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