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:: The Rice Mother :: May 18, 2007

Posted by Minci 先生 in Book Reviews.


A novel by Rani Manicka.

An epic saga set in Malaysia spanning seventy years and four generations of women and the men they mesmerised, loved, betrayed and lost.

Starting in 1916 with fourteen year old Lakshmi leaving her simple village life in Ceylon for an arranged marriage in far off Malaysia. It tells of her life and times and those of her children, her granddaughter Dimple and great granddaughter Nisha. It’s got everything: loves, jealousies, loyalties, deceits, betrayals, the horrors of the Japanese invasion and terrible secrets.

I loved it.  I am always on the lookout for a good book to read especially from authors who are less popular than Sidney Sheldon or JK Rowling.

Do recommend if you know any. If possible with a very short synopsis.



1. Puteri Nad :-) - May 18, 2007

ken follet
mr kunitz
cynthia voigt

2. little healer - May 18, 2007

tenks 🙂

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