"Sisters of the Sari," by Brenda L. Baker
A debut novel about an American woman and an Indian woman who are about to
dramatically change each other's lives-along with the lives of those around
While vacationing in India, Kiria Langdon, the opinionated and
driven CEO of a major company, meets Santoshi, a former slave who now works as a
cleaning lady and lives in a shelter for homeless women in Chennai. Appalled by
the conditions in the shelter, Kiria becomes obsessed with the idea of building
decent housing for poor working women in India. Santoshi reluctantly agrees to
help, even though she thinks Kiria's ideas are too crazy to
Embarking on a rich journey of personal discovery, both women
will learn invaluable lessons about themselves as they forge a powerful bond of
sisterhood across the barriers of language and culture-a bond that makes
This was such a fun book to read. Made you laugh and happy and sometimes a little sad, but overall if you are a middle aged woman I think you will be able to relate to Kiria. I have always wanted to go to India, but after reading this book, I think if would be hard work for me with the heat and mosquito's. Plus I don't like spicy food at all.
It also teaches you never to judge a book by it's cover, or in this case; never judge a person by the clothes they wear. It's an easy read and a book that will hook you after the first couple of chapters.
Stars out of 5 : 5 Didn't have a problem with any of the book. Enjoyed it right the way through. Well worth the read.