Join us for a trio of family stories set against the tumultuous backdrop of world history where the political is nothing if not personal.
In Tiger Hills , the debut novel from Sarita Mandanna , Devi is the first girl born to the Nachimada family in over 60 years. Strong-willed and confident, her life is forever changed by a devastating tragedy that has unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for generations to come.
Based on true historical revelations and fragments of the author's family history, Underground by Antanas Sileika , tells the story of a troubled romance between Lukas and Elena, two members of the underground Lithuanian resistance movement in mid- 1940s. An engaging literary thriller and love story, it explores the narrow range of options open to men and women in desperate situations, when history crashes into personal desires and private life.
In Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers , Laure Beausejour has grown up in a dormitory in Paris surrounded by prostitutes, the insane and other forgotten women. In 1669, she is sent across the Atlantic to New France as a fille du roi. What happens to a woman who attempts to make her own life choices in such authoritative times?