The Abundance

The Abundance

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"Mala and Ronak are surprisingly less comfortable with their dual Indian and American roots than their parents, part of an immigrant community that has happily embraced the New World. Told that their mother is about to die, they return home to the Midwest, where Mala persuades Ronak that they should immerse themselves in Indian culture by learning to cook their mother's favorite recipes. Then Ronak hits upon the idea of capturing their experience in book and film, and all hell breaks loose."--Library Journal.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805096583
0805096582
Branch Call Number: F MAJ NVD
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 22 cm

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dprodrig
Feb 01, 2017

I enjoyed this book. The main character really shines through. This is not so much an examination of how children reconnect with their heritage, I feel it touched more on the moments that make up a life, sacrifices that are made when you immigrate, the changes between the generations and the stresses you face when ill.

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AnneT934
Mar 27, 2015

I have a very different view than the Library Journal reviewer. This beautiful book details the last months of a woman's life, her changing relationships with her children and her husband are interwoven with a lush description of Indian immigrant culture, focusing on the food. Highly recommended.

Jane60201 Jun 25, 2013

Kind of lightweight for a serious subject.

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