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Fiction, Literature

Sandalwood Tree epub ebook

by Elle Newmark

Sandalwood Tree epub ebook

Author: Elle Newmark
Category: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday Books (February 1, 2011)
Pages: 416 pages
ISBN: 0385615426
ISBN13: 978-0385615426
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 872
Other formats: txt azw lrf lit


The Sandalwood Tree book.

The Sandalwood Tree book. A sweeping novel that brings to life two love stories, ninety.

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Elle Newmark is the acclaimed author of The Book of Unholy Mischief The Sandalwood Tree interweaves two engrossing tales set in two different centuries against backgrounds of political upheaval. As usual, Ms. Newmark creates magic with words.

Elle Newmark is the acclaimed author of The Book of Unholy Mischief. She lived and worked in the hills north of San Diego. The Sandalwood Tree interweaves two engrossing tales set in two different centuries against backgrounds of political upheaval. No one is better at capturing an atmosphere that is exotic and foreign while making it live in the reader's mind than Elle Newmark. If you have not read The Book of Unholy Mischief, get it now and travel to Renaissance Venice while you curl up in a chair in your living room.

Singh’s estate, the pavement ended and a dusty road wound past a sun-washed Hindu temple. A bundle of rags with two thin, brown legs sticking out of them huddled on the steps. A bundle of rags with two thin, brown legs sticking out of them huddled on the steps y purse for a few coins, I heard the eerie resonance of a conch being blown inside the temple, summoning the gods. Then came the clash of finger cymbals and low chanting. Mr. Singh had said he was not religious, but he seemed to have a spiritual side, and I wondered if he ever hungered for the comfort of ritual.

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In The Sandalwood Tree, Elle Newmark crafts an almost perfect novel. Elle Newmark is a master story teller

Elle Newmark is a master story teller

0 5 Author: Elle Newmark. From incredible storyteller and nationally bestselling author Elle Newmark comes a rich, sweeping novel that brings to life two love stories, ninety years apart, set against the backdrop of war-torn India.

0 5 Author: Elle Newmark. In 1947, an American anthropologist named Martin Mitchell wins a Fulbright Fellowship to study in India.

The Sandalwood Tree (Paperback). Usually despatched within 2 days. Elle Newmark lives in the hills north of San Diego, California. Her sensational debut was The Book of Unholy Mischief. This is her second novel. More books by Elle Newmark.

It is 1947, and Evie and Martin Mitchell have just arrived in the Indian village of Masoorla with their five-year-old son. But cracks soon appear in their marriage as Evie struggles to adapt to her new life, and Martin fails to bury unbearable wartime memories. When Evie finds a collection of letters, concealed deep in the brickwork of their rented bungalow, so begins an investigation that consumes her, allowing her to escape to another world, a hundred years earlier, and to the extraordinary friendship of two very different young women. And as Evie's fascination with her Victorian discoveries deepens, she unearths powerful secrets. But at what cost to her present, already fragile existence?
Reviews (7)
Hulbine
Elle Newmark’s story, as she herself describes, is the convergence of two love stories through time, one in the eighteenth century and another in the nineteenth. This novel is a great read as well as an intriguing discussion.

In 1947, Evie and Martin, a young couple with a young son from Chicago, travel to India for Martin’s historical research of the exit of the British Empire amidst the contentious partition of the nation of India. With many hours and days of isolation at home, Evie finds letters hidden in the family’s cottage and clandestinely explores the life of the young women who had once lived in her home. Her search is not without its own dangers.

In India, in 1850, the Sepoy Revolution endangered the early English colonists, and it was during that time that two young and marriageable English women, rebellious of the strict English standards of conduct and expectation pressed upon them, found escape and solace in each other’s company in the Indian countryside, in Masoorla. Conflicts flourish between the characters, all struggling to find their own way through difficult times as they negotiate their way among teas and gossip and the abundance of Indian flavors and traditions. Surprises abound.

Miromice
Two love stories that take place 100 years apart are woven together in this novel that paints life in India through the eyes of the women it features. Evie Mitchell is the wife of an American historian who wins a Fulbright Fellowship and in 1947 goes to India to observe the end of British rule. His war secrets create a rift between husband and wife leaving her alone in this strange land to find solace exploring a mystery that presented itself when she discovered a packet of letters hidden in a recess of her home.

Evie is bored by the day to day inanity that fills the hours of most of the woman in her social set. She and her son explore the colorful streets and bazaars always looking for hints as to what became of the two Victorian woman who had previously lived in her small cottage. She becomes stranded by the violence caused by the partition of the Hindus and Muslims but more so stranded by her husband's reluctance to share his inner demons caused by the war in Germany.

As the story of the two Victorian era British women emerges it becomes apparent that they too suffered the pains of isolation and need for love in this strange and changing country. Forbidden love leads to dismal consequences. But love it is and can true love ever be considered wicked in and of itself? Can the lesson learned from these two women from another century be the channel for reconciliation in Evie's marriage?

This is a very well written book that brings the life and times of the characters into the present. The sights and smells, the tastes and sounds of India leap from the pages and the reader enters the story in a way that few authors can accomplish. I highly recommend The Sandalwood Tree.

Direbringer
The book begins in 1947 when Evie, Martin and their young son move to India where Martin has received a Fulbright scholarship. Martin had returned from World War II a changed, troubled man and their marriage seemed to be falling apart and only held together by the love both had for their son.

Evie discovered a packet of old letters written in the 1800s that were hidden behind a loose brick in the wall of their bungalow. The letters were written by two women who had lived in the same house. The letters intrigued Evie and she embarked on a mission to learn about the women and their lives.

At the beginning, the book alternates between the story of Evie and that of the 19th century women, Felicity and Adele whom we first meet as young girls. Later in the book, Felicity's and Adele's story is told through the letters, journals and poetry discovered by Evie. I enjoyed both story lines.

I felt as if I were really in the small Indian towns experiencing the colors and smells. I could feel the emotions of the people. The characters were well developed and I felt like I got to know them. I also felt as if I learned some about historical events in both centuries and how they affected the native and expat communities of rural India.

Micelhorav
This is a sweeping story that expertly blends fiction and history as the author weaves together two stories which take place in two tumultuous times in Indian history. One story recounts the events of India's First World War also known as the Sepoy Mutiny; the other takes place during the 1940's as British rule was coming to an end in India. The book moves easily between the two periods showing both the similarities and the unique aspects of each. In one story we follow Evie Mitchell and her family as Evie struggles to fix her ailing marriage. It is through her eyes that we see both the British and the Indian perspective on the events that unfold during Partition. The other story is that of Felicity and Adela who lived in the Victorian period, 90 years earlier. Their story is told mostly through letters; it's compelling with many interesting tid-bits of the era. In both stories, Newmark very nicely captures a country at unrest, drawing the reader in with rich historical details, beautiful relationships and warm believable characters.

Gunos
The Sandalwood Tree interweaves two engrossing tales set in two different centuries against backgrounds of political upheaval. As usual, Ms. Newmark creates magic with words. No one is better at capturing an atmosphere that is exotic and foreign while making it live in the reader's mind than Elle Newmark. (If you have not read The Book of Unholy Mischief, get it now and travel to Renaissance Venice while you curl up in a chair in your living room.)

Other reviewers have covered the story here, but I do want to comment on the language. Had I one tenth of Newmark's skill I might be able to find the words to help readers understand the quality of her language. Each word, chosen with the care of a poet, contributes to the tone, the excitement, the intrigue. This is not a book to skim, as the words create wonderful images, yet the story drives the reader onward.

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