Nectar in A Sieve

Nectar in A Sieve

Paperback - 2010
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The acclaimed million-copy bestselling novel about a woman's struggle to find happiness in a changing India.

Married as a child bride to a tenant farmer she had never met, Rukmani works side by side in the field with her husband to wrest a living from a land ravaged by droughts, monsoons, and insects. With remarkable fortitude and courage, she meets changing times and fights poverty and disaster.

This beautiful and eloquent story tells of a simple peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life is a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loves--an unforgettable novel that "will wring your heart out" (Associated Press).

Includes an Introduction by Indira Ganesan
And an Afterword by Thrity Umrigar
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, c2010.
ISBN: 9780451531728
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: xv, 204 pages ; 18 cm


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geosot99 Jul 30, 2014

The dark premise really brings out the characters and their true sides, as well as the underlying situation, but the book was watered down by its excessive detailing.

Aug 07, 2013

This book had a great story; however, the reader must stay tuned as there are dry moments. Some of the terminology in the book is very deep not all readers the will comprehend right away.

sarahmedina98 Jul 27, 2012

I loved this book! It just shows the beauty of life and how the grass is always greener on the other side once the obstacle is over.

Dollyos05 Jun 26, 2012

Loved it. It was delicious.

BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 03, 2012

I have just started this book and I think it is okay. Nothing better.

Dec 23, 2009

I just recently read this as a sophomore in school. It started out pretty dry, a woman complaining about her everyday life as a farmer's wife,but as the world around Rukmani begins to change, she has to gain the ability to deal with hardships as she watches her kids die practically one after another. The author uses outstanding tone and word choice to portray exactly how a character feels.


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sarahmedina98 Jul 27, 2012

“There is no going back. Bend like the grass that you do not break.”

BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

In all the years of our tenancy we never saw the Zemidar who owned who owned our land.


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BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

BrooklynFencingGirl13 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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