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The toss of a lemon, Padma Viswanathan

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The toss of a lemon
Title
The toss of a lemon
Statement of responsibility
Padma Viswanathan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning the lifetime of one woman (1896-1962), The Toss of a Lemon brings readers intimately into a Brahmin household, into an India in the midst of social and political upheaval. Married at ten, widowed at eighteen, left with two children, Sivakami must wear widow's whites, shave her head, and touch no one from dawn to dusk. She is not allowed to remarry, and in the next sixty years she ventures outside her family compound only three times. She is extremely orthodox in her behavior except for one defiant act: She moves back to her dead husband's house and village to raise her children. That decision sets the course of her children's and grandchildren's lives, twisting their fates in surprising, sometimes heartbreaking ways
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Title
The toss of a lemon
Creator
Summary
Brings to life a profoundly exotic yet utterly recognizable family in the midst of social upheaval in a story that spans the lifetime of one woman in a Brahmin household from 1896 through 1962, in a novel inspired by the author's grandmother's stories
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
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260558
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.V57
LC item number
T67 2008
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Padma Viswanathan
The toss of a lemon, Padma Viswanathan

Library Locations

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