Jasmine

Jasmine

Book - 1989
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"When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1989
ISBN: 9780802136305
0802136303
Branch Call Number: FIC MUKHERJ 1989
Characteristics: 241 pages ; 22 cm

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savtadina
Dec 28, 2019

I had to stop reading it when I had read a bit over 50% as it was so gruesome that I had trouble sleeping at night. Though fiction, I am sure that there is a lot of reality in this book. I hope I can go back to it at a later time.

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kuanti
Feb 26, 2017

It's been a long time since I've been so impacted by the journey of a character

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brangwinn
Jul 07, 2016

A sad haunting story that has come back to me as I try to sleep, hoping that Jane (as she is last known in the story does have a happily ever after life. Her bravery in leaving India where she had no future to come to America is to be cheered as is her determination to make it.

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