Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Karma

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Karma by Cathy Ostlere

Release Date: March 31, 2011

On October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi is gunned down by two Sikh bodyguards. The murder sparks riots in Delhi and for three days Sikh families are targeted and killed in retribution for the Prime Minister’s death. It is into this chaos that sixteen-year-old Maya and her Sikh father, Amar, arrive from their home in Canada. India’s political instability is the backdrop and catalyst for Maya’s awakening to the world. KARMA is the story of how a young woman, straddling two cultures and enduring personal loss, learns forgiveness, acceptance and love.

-There are 4 March releases that I've been dying for (in fact I think January, March and July are the months in which I have more than two books I'm DYING to read) and this is one of them. First admire the cover. Look VERY CLOSELY. At first it just looks like pretty lines right? Yes but there is an actual meaning to the pretty lines, can you see the design? It's a couple!LOVE. Besides adoring the cover, I'm eagerly anticipating reading about India in the '80s. It's about 60 years after City of Ghosts (1919), 40 years (1940s) after Climbing the Stairs, a decade after Secret Keeper (1970s). I'm slowly learning tidbits about India's 20th century history. I'd always admired Indira Gandhi so I'm curious to know why she was gunned down and what is it like for immigrants in India? I need more historical fiction in my life. In fact, this might be the only historical fiction I have on any challenge lists...

What are you waiting on this week? Obviously Karma ;) but what else?


  1. Wow, this sounds like a must-read for me--India, Canada, and cool cover! Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  2. This seems like a great subject for a book. Congrats!

    -- Grandmaster Zo

  3. I was thrilled to come across such interest in Karma. I am the author Cathy Ostlere. Writing the book has been an exciting journey. I can't wait to hear your thoughts!


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