I am very happy to see that ‘Coming Home’ is one of the three books Colleen has reviewed in her post, and it’s heartening to note that she enjoyed reading the book. Thank you, Colleen, for this amazing review of the book.
Colleen says, ‘My Recommendation (Print book): Coming Home is the debut novel of Smitha Vishwanath. The story begins with the protagonist, Shanaya, on her way home to attend her mother’s funeral. I was immediately hooked on the imagery and the descriptions of the funeral rites. But it was Shanaya’s loss that tugged at my heart the most.
At twenty-six, this vulnerable young woman has dedicated herself to her banking career. For all sakes and purposes, she’s a success. Yet, in the act of coming home, Shanaya begins a journey that teaches her all about relationships with her father and sister, her aunties, and even her friends. Even better, she discovers true love.
Shanaya also comes to grips with breaking cultural norms. She’s forced to deal with the possibility of her father remarrying. She deals with her obligations to her family and learns about love and loss and how life change affects them all. We’ve all been hurt by people we thought were our friends, and so has Shanaya. The book is also a coming of age tale about finding one’s self through life’s challenges.
I always enjoy books featuring characters from other cultures. We can all learn so much about the world and ourselves when we’re introduced to new ways of thinking. This was a delightful read!
You can read the other two book reviews in Colleen’s post here.
‘Coming Home’ is available on Amazon both as paperback and in Kindle version in most countries.
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