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Monsoon summer, Julia Gregson

Label
Monsoon summer
Title
Monsoon summer
Statement of responsibility
Julia Gregson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By the award-winning author of East of the Sun, an epic love story moving from England to India, about the forbidden love between a young Indian doctor and an English midwife. Oxfordshire, 1947. Kit Smallwood, hiding a painful secret and exhausted from nursing soldiers during the Second World War, escapes to Wickam Farm where her friend is setting up a charity sending midwives to the Moonstone Home in South India. Then Kit meets Anto, an Indian doctor finishing his medical training at Oxford. But Kit's light skinned mother is in fact Anglo-Indian with secrets of her own, and Anto is everything she does not want for her daughter. Despite the threat of estrangement, Kit is excited for the future, hungry for adventure, and deeply in love. She and Anto secretly marry and set off for South India--where Kit plans to run the maternity hospital she's helped from afar. But Kit's life in India does not turn out as she imagined. Anto's large, traditional family wanted him to marry an Indian bride and find it hard to accept Kit. Their relationship under immense strain, Kit's job is also fraught with tension as they both face a newly independent India, where riots have left millions dead and there is deep-rooted suspicion of the English. In a rapidly changing world, Kit's naivete is to land her in a frightening and dangerous situation... Based on true accounts of European midwives in India, Monsoon Summer is a powerful story of secrets, the nature of home, the comforts and frustrations of family, and how far we'll go to be with those we love"--
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Gregson, Julia
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Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Midwives
  • Physicians
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Anglo-Indians
  • Interracial marriage
  • Family secrets
  • Social conflict
  • India
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Romance / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
Monsoon summer, Julia Gregson
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9781501139765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016021997
Label
Monsoon summer, Julia Gregson
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9781501139765
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016021997

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