Cinnamon Gardens

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by Shyam Selvadurai | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBlue_Fairywing of Montréal, Québec Canada on 7/22/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBlue_Fairywing from Montréal, Québec Canada on Saturday, July 22, 2023
Set among the upper classes in the gracious, repressive and complex world of 1920s Ceylon (Sri Lanka), this evocative novel tells the story of two people who must determine if it is possible to pursue personal happiness without compromising the happiness of others.

A young teacher, Annalukshmi, whose splintered family attempts to arrange an appropriate marriage for her, must decide whether the independence she craves will doom her to a life without love and companionship.

It is also the story of Balendran who, respectably married, must suppress-or confront-the secret desires for men that threaten to throw his life into chaos. With sensuous atmosphere and vivid prose, this masterfully plotted novel re-creates a world where a beautiful veneer of fragrant gardens and manners hides social, personal, and political issues still relevant today.

Journal Entry 2 by wingBlue_Fairywing at Montréal, Québec Canada on Saturday, July 22, 2023
Not quite the same cover but it will do. Found in the little free library at the Community Center in Dorval. It is reserved for the Writers of the world virtual bookbox for Sri Lanka.

Journal Entry 3 by wingBlue_Fairywing at Montréal, Québec Canada on Saturday, December 2, 2023

Released 4 mos ago (12/2/2023 UTC) at Montréal, Québec Canada

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Picked from the VBB. It will travel by mail to its next reader.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingvaga-bondewing at Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Thursday, December 14, 2023
Arrived this morning.
Merci Blue-Fairy pour tout ce qui accompagnait le livre, carte de voeux et sachets de thé.
Belles fêtes à toi aussi!

Journal Entry 5 by wingvaga-bondewing at Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Thursday, January 18, 2024
Nice discovery. Interesting time, and two characters who are trying to find their freedom in a society that leaves them very little.
Thanks again Blue_Fairy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingvaga-bondewing at Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Sunday, March 3, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (3/1/2024 UTC) at Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon France

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Two members of my household read this book, now it's time for it to travel again.
Happy reading meloulagune!

Journal Entry 7 by meloulagune at bookray/bookring, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 4, 2024
Bien arrivé. Merci vaga-bonde pour les thés... Je vais avoir du temps pour lire ! Je me suis cassé le poignet ce matin ...

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