Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | August 3, 2015

    Alice Hoffman: IMG Powell's Q&A: Alice Hoffman



    Describe your latest book. The Marriage of Opposites is a novel about the mother of impressionist painter Camille Pissarro, set on the island of St.... Continue »
    1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Marriage of Opposites

      Alice Hoffman 9781451693591

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Motherland

by

Motherland Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this quiet but engaging debut novel, an American teenager spends the summer with her relatives in southern India and gains new insight into her past, her family and her heritage. Born in Kerala, Maya spent the first four years of her life there, cared for mainly by her grandmother, Ammamma, until she was sent to live with her parents in New York. At 15, with her parents' marriage undergoing a rough patch, she is sent back to India to stay with her Aunt Reema and Uncle Sanjay, their 10-year-old daughter, Brindha, and Ammamma at their house in the tea hills above Coimbatore. It's been years since Maya came to visit, and this time she is keenly aware of cultural differences: the different spheres of men and women and the persistence of the caste system. She feels stifled by the attentions of Ammamma and resentful of the time she must spend with the old woman. When Maya suffers an accident while most of the family is away, she and Ammamma grow closer, and Maya learns a hidden family fact. But only when Ammamma falls ill and the entire family gathers, including Maya's parents from New York, does Maya begin to comprehend more deeply the complexities of relationships.

Synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Maya is disgruntled when her mother impels her to visit India for the summer to reacquaint herself with her extended Indian family. Over the course of three months, Maya learns why a rift has always existed between her mother and herself, an understanding that allows her to bridge that gap. Maya also comes to realize that her home — her motherland — can be anywhere.<BR>

About the Author

Vineeta Vijayaraghavan was born in India and raised in the United States. Motherland is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569472835
Author:
Vijayaraghavan, Vineet
Publisher:
Soho Press
Author:
Vijayaraghavan, Vineeta
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Tamil Nadu
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 x .54 in .625 lb

Other books you might like

  1. In the Night Season Used Trade Paper $3.95
  2. Anil's Ghost Used Hardcover $1.25
  3. A Grain of Wheat
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  4. In the Time of the Butterflies
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Painted Bird Used Mass Market $3.95
  6. Cracking India
    Used Trade Paper $7.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Motherland New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.25 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Soho Press - English 9781569472835 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Fifteen-year-old Maya is disgruntled when her mother impels her to visit India for the summer to reacquaint herself with her extended Indian family. Over the course of three months, Maya learns why a rift has always existed between her mother and herself, an understanding that allows her to bridge that gap. Maya also comes to realize that her home — her motherland — can be anywhere.<BR>
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.