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Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey by Lopamudra Banerjee - Book Blitz

THWARTED ESCAPE: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey by Lopamudra Banerjee





Blurb

How far can one truly go away from his/her ancestral roots, filial ties and the claustrophobic grip of traditions and the reminiscence of an emotionally fraught childhood and puberty? The book begins with this particular quest, and it is this quest which gains momentum as a woman seeks the essence of herself-identity ten thousand miles away from her Bengali hometown. 
With the lens of a time-traveler, her narrative journey encompasses her first sexual abuse, her first tryst with death, austerity, the strangeness of rituals, the inexplicable feelings of puberty and also her surrendering to love, procreation, motherhood. In herself-chosen exile in the US, she discovers that deep within; her ancestral roots are also the wellspring of her psychological, spiritual existence. In the process, she keeps on oscillating between assimilating and disintegrating, which forms the core of her journey. 

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Blogging Two Novels for Cancer - Guest Post by Mandy Brittany, author of 'Photo Time' and 'The Cold'

MBB welcomes a very special guest author today - author Mandy Brittany, an old writing friend. We belong to the same short story writing group and have critiqued each other's work many times. Not that her writing needs much criticism from me, I might add. I've always known her as an author with a soothing voice and more than a touch of humour. Her novels Photo Time and The Cold are both available to read online for free. Is there a catch? Sort of.....Mandy Brittany is trying to raise cash for cancer research and she's requesting anyone who reads and enjoys her two books to donate a minimum of  £2.00 to cancer research at the link provided. That's €2.35 for those living in the Euro Zone, US$2.48 if you're in the USA, AU$3.24 if you're in Australia and ₹84 if you're in India. This blog has quite an international reach, so if you are unable to access Mandy's donation link, you could always donate to a local cancer charity instead. But you could let her kno…

His Christmas Delight by Summerita Rhayne: Book Blitz

Today, MBB welcomes the talented Summerita Rhayne, who's come to spread the word about her enchanting release, His Christmas Delight, which is a great read all year round. If you've ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in India, now is your chance to find out. The book was released on 27th March, 2016.


HIS CHRISTMAS DELIGHT by Summerita Rhayne


Caught by Santa!
For Myra, Christmas means supporting her friends. They rallied round getting her back on her feet after she lost Pete, her husband, so she's always ready to help any of them. No matter to what lengths the challenge makes her go. Only she didn't expect to find Santa almost catching her in her wrongdoings. Then she finds that the handsome Santa is Jay, her old high school friend. Now he's changed from a gangly geek to an attractive stranger. After missing out on the dating scene for a long time after losing Pete, she feels the first stirring of desire. But Jay is playing hot and cold, refusing to admit the at…