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|Creston Public Library||FIC TEA (Text)||35140001157455||Fiction||Volume hold||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780007240739 (Harper Press : 2008)
- ISBN: 9781554684168 (trade pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780007257508 (2009 HarperPerennial pbk.)
400 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: Trade paperback ed.
- Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2009, c2008.
|General Note:||"Originally published in Great Britain by Harper Press in 2008"--T.p. verso.|
|Summary, etc.:||"When Grace de Silva's once-prominent family loses its vast tea estate, Grace has little idea how everyone's life in her lush, Eden-like homeland of Sri Lanka is about to change. Her children dream of escape - Jacob, the eldest, wants desperately to go to England; Thornton longs to become a poet; Alicia is brewing, and Christopher, the youngest of the de Silva children, is caught up in the violence and tragedy that follows. Against a backdrop of escalating ethnic conflict, Grace watches helplessly as the life she knew begins to crumble. Slowly, this once-inseparable family is torn apart as they make the decision to immigrate to England. In London, the de Silva's are all, in their different ways, desperately homesick. Caught in a cultural clash between the traditional life they knew in the East and the jarring modernity of the West, life is not what any of them dreamed of. Only ten-year-old Meeka moves confidently into a world that is full of possibilities. But even her life is not as easy as it often seems. It takes heartbreak and a terrible mistake before she is finally able to see the extraordinary effects of history on her family's migration."--p.  of cover.|
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