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The Resource Girls burn brighter, Shobha Rao

Girls burn brighter, Shobha Rao

Label
Girls burn brighter
Title
Girls burn brighter
Statement of responsibility
Shobha Rao
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, for readers of Rupi Kaur, about the extraordinary bond between two girls driven apart by circumstances but relentless in their search for one another. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them. They are poor. They are driven. And they are girls. When Poornima was just a toddler, she was about to fall into a river. Her mother, beside herself, screamed at her father to grab her. But he hesitated: "I was standing there, and I was thinking...she's just a girl. Let her go...That's the thing with girls, isn't it...You think, Push. That's all it would take, Just one little push." After her mother's death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to take care of 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 the arranged marriage her father is desperate to secure for her. 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 them.--Amazon
Summary
Forging a deep friendship with impoverished but passionate fellow weaver Savitha, motherless Poornima begins to reconnect with the beauty of the world before a devastating act of cruelty drives her friend away, compelling her to leave behind everything she knows to search for her friend in the darkest corners of India's underworld and beyond
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2018.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624064
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rao, Shobha
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.A694
LC item number
G57 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Female friendship
  • India
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Girls
  • Female friendship
  • India
  • India
  • Seattle (Wash.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Girls burn brighter, Shobha Rao
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781250074256
Lccn
2017045149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005782720
Label
Girls burn brighter, Shobha Rao
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781250074256
Lccn
2017045149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005782720

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