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The Color of Our Sky

By: Amita Trasi
Narrated by: Zehra Jane Nacqvi, Sneha Mathan
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Summary

In the spirit of Khaled Hosseini, Nadia Hashimi, and Shilpi Somaya Gowda comes this powerful debut from a talented new voice - a sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends in Mumbai, India, whose lives converge only to change forever one fateful night.

India, 1986: Mukta, a 10-year-old village girl from the lower-caste Yellama cult, has come of age and must fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute, as her mother and grandmother did before her. In an attempt to escape her fate, Mukta is sent to be a house girl for an upper-middle class family in Mumbai. There she discovers a friend in the daughter of the family, high-spirited eight-year-old Tara, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past. Tara introduces Mukta to an entirely different world - one of ice cream, reading, and a friendship that soon becomes a sisterhood.

But one night in 1993, Mukta is kidnapped from Tara's family home and disappears. Shortly thereafter, Tara and her father move to America. A new life in Los Angeles awaits them, but Tara never recovers from the loss of her best friend or stops wondering if she was somehow responsible for Mukta's abduction.

Eleven years later Tara, now an adult, returns to India determined to find Mukta. As her search takes her into the brutal underground world of human trafficking, Tara begins to uncover long-buried secrets in her own family that might explain what happened to Mukta - and why she came to live with Tara's family in the first place.

Moving from a traditional Indian village to the bustling modern metropolis of Mumbai to Los Angeles and back again, this is a heartbreaking and beautiful portrait of an unlikely friendship - a story of love, betrayal, and ultimately redemption.

©2017 Amita Trasi (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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a roller coaster of emotions

captivated in a story of emotion. loss, love, injustice, despair and cruelty, captured in this sad story of the under priviliged working girls of India. Narrated beautifully whereby you are immersed into the characters and their lives.

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Very moving story

A very sad journey of 2 girls and gladly a very happy outcome. Emotional

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Schmaltzy at the end Could’ve done with more grit.

Good reader, nice story, but could do with a bit more realism. But overall I really enjoyed it.

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Beautifully written and told

The thread of the story was clear and interesting; the context drew me in and kept me gripped.

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That this may be fiction but it is happening to girls today in India and their plight is the same,

It was unsettling and upsetting because it’s so real. Beautifully told and narrated. I’m glad it has a happy ending

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Beautiful story.

Excellent book. This book is totally captivating on an emotional subject beautifully handled. Both well written and narrated.

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Beautiful, heart rending story

Wow, I so enjoyed this book, beautifully narrated, such a riveting story. I really couldn’t stop listening, cried buckets! Thoroughly recommend, sad it’s over.

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Very sad and tragic but laced with hope.

This is a beautifully written story, and very easy to listen to as The narration is excellent. It prompted me to do some l research into the devadasi tradition which still prevails in India, which makes this story all the more tragic.

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Moving and beautifully narrated

I loved everything about this book. I was taken on a journey that captivated me from start to finish

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fantastic,descriptive writing, really felt the pain and suffering, I admit I was moved to tears at the end.

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