The Resource The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel, Balli Kaur Jaswal

The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel, Balli Kaur Jaswal

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The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel
Title
The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Balli Kaur Jaswal
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters-Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina-were never close and barely got along growing up, and now as adults, have grown even further apart. Rajni, a school principal is a stickler for order. Jezmeen, a thirty-year-old struggling actress, fears her big break may never come. Shirina, the peacemaking "good" sister married into wealth and enjoys a picture-perfect life. On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. After a trip to India with her mother long ago, Rajni vowed never to return. But she's always been a dutiful daughter, and cannot, even now, refuse her mother's request. Jezmeen has just been publicly fired from her television job, so the trip to India is a welcome break to help her pick up the pieces of her broken career. Shirina's in-laws are pushing her to make a pivotal decision about her married life; time away will help her decide whether to meekly obey, or to bravely stand up for herself for the first time. Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother, and their lives-and learn the real story behind the trip Rajni took with their Mother long ago-a momentous journey that resulted in Mum never being able to return to India again." --
Summary
Making an obligatory pilgrimage to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out their mother's final rites, three estranged British-Punjabi sisters make unexpected discoveries about why their mother was forced to leave India
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Character
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from publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764064
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Jaswal, Balli Kaur
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Women travelers
  • Panjabis (South Asian people)
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel, Balli Kaur Jaswal
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780062645142
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1098034650
Label
The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel, Balli Kaur Jaswal
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780062645142
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1098034650

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