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Girls burn brighter / Shobha Rao.

Rao, Shobha, (author.).

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  • 0 of 14 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.

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1 current hold with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Smithers Public Library F RAO (Text) 35101011015174 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 05/08/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250074256 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them: they are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls. After her mother’s death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to care for her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. So when Savitha enters their household, Poornima is intrigued by the joyful, independent-minded girl. Suddenly their Indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond arranged marriage. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within.
Subject: Girls > India > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
India > Social conditions > Fiction.
Seattle (Wash.) > Social conditions > Fiction.

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