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summary The Rice Mother ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub read ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub È Rani Manicka Rani Manicka È 9 free read Nothing in Lakshmi's childhood running carefree and barefoot on the sun baked earth amid the coconut and mango trees of Ceylon could have prepared her for what life was to bring her At fourteen she finds herself traded in marriage to a stranger across the ocean in the fascinating land of Malaysia Duped into thinking her new husband is wealthy she instead finds hersel. Life had yet to teach me that a child s love can never eual a mother s painA fast paced family saga depicting life in Malaysia through four generations The author does an amazing job showing the change in lifestyle and culture over an 85 year period The first and last chapter could almost feel like different books if it weren t for the recurring themes I thought the cast of characters were beautifully described and I loved that none of them were perfect I hated Rani my heart broke for poor Mui Tsai and Lakshmi was a one of the most complex characters I ve ever come across Some of the reviews complain that the story is too full and moves too fast but I think this is one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much it uickly hooks you in and does not let go If you don t enjoy stories drenched in sadness this is not for youThe Story The Rice Mother details the struggles of a Matriarch determined to advance her children and the scars her ambition leaves on the family

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summary The Rice Mother ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub read ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub È Rani Manicka Rani Manicka È 9 free read StrengthBy sheer willpower Lakshmi survives the nightmare of World War II and the Japanese occupation but not unscathed The family bears deep scars on its back and in turn inflicts those wounds on the next generation But it is not until Lakshmi's great granddaughter Nisha pieces together the mosaic of her family history that the legacy of the Rice Mother bears fruit. I could not believe that this one is a debut novel This author has uite a promising career The book gripped me from the beginning and never let go The family saga spanning about 80 years in time beginning in the 1920s is told from the perspective of many different family members spanning four generations I loved that way of telling the story of this family set in Malaysia dealing with all of their adversities and they had many including the Japanese occupation during WWII But later it is revealed that there is a definite reason for telling the story in this manner And that is only one of the many surprises Toward the end of the book there is a gap in the story which at first annoyed me and then the reason was revealed which brings the entire book together into one cohesive story It was so compelling and riveting that it was hard to put down especially as you neared the ending From Lakshmi the Rice Mother who in her own tragic way does her utmost to shape her family into the picture of success and prosperity to Nisha the great granddaughter who works to reestablish her family ties this story is filled with drama passion sorrow tragedy and triumph A great one that I would highly recommend

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summary The Rice Mother ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub read ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub È Rani Manicka Rani Manicka È 9 free read F struggling to raise a family with a man too impractical to face reality and a world that is by turns unyielding and amazing brutal and beautiful Giving birth to a child every year until she is nineteen Lakshmi becomes a formidable matriarch determined to wrest from the world a better life for her daughters and sons and to face every new challenge with almost mythic. I loved the beginning of the book which centers on Lakshmi and Ayah Lakshmi is a true person the fierce spirit of the author s grandmother Did I like reading about her most because she is the one true character of the book This bothered me It also bothered me that the book is about Lakshmi and her strong hold and relationship to her family So how can the grandmother part of this story be true and not any of the other people The book was all about family relations So in the beginning this book was earning 5 stars but it only ended up with 3 The other characters of the family that folowed the strong grandmother made such a glorious mess of their lives They had no strength whatsoever I didn t really enjoy reading about how one succumbs to gambling another to opium another to drink another to unlucky omens And when Mohini died it not only destroyed the family but also made the rest of the novel go downhill She was than beauty She was hope and goodness Nevertheless the book was very well written I just found the end all so depressing Yes I know life is this way and we all fumble through it but I need to see some hope I know the hope does exist because as the author clearly implies the family does continue and the spirit of Lakshmi did live on in the family lines The glimmer of hope in the future just wasn t enough for me It is well written and there really is alot to suck on or savor as Kirkus so aptly puts it

  • Paperback
  • 432
  • The Rice Mother
  • Rani Manicka
  • English
  • 20 August 2019
  • 9780142004548