Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna

I have long been a fan of books set in India - books like A Passage to India and The Shadow of the Moon were devoured many years ago and bring back fond memories . More recently I read The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar and I started this book within a few days of finishing that book.

The marketing spin has tried to paint this as an Indian Gone With the Wind. I am not sure that it meets that comparison but it is certainly an interesting historical read. The book starts in 1878 and stretches through into the 20th century and touches on a lot of different subjects, including the British being in India.

My teaser, which I have chosen to extend to a whole paragraph this week, comes from page 106:

She felt Machu's presence even before she saw him. He came over to touch Thimmaya's feet; he said nothing to her, however, barely even glancing at her as he exchanged a few pleasantries with the deliberately offhand Thimmaya. Through the afternoon, he ignored her. Devi grew angrier and angrier as the hours wore on, the intensity of her allure increasing until she seemed to be scorching, dazzling, blinder her way through the gathering. Still, while all the other men could scarcely do more than gawk at her, Machu remained blithely unaware of her charms. Time and again, she thought she sensed his eyes upon her but when she turned towards him, he was always deep in conversation with someone or other, completely at ease and unheeding of her.

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  1. Is it a romance? It sure reads like it. I love a man starring across the room at a woman, even if the woman can't catch him.

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  2. Isn't that often the case? I am curious about Machu and Devi now. I too tend to like books set in India -- I'll add Tiger Hills to my wish list.

  3. Michelle, not a romance as such. More a big old historical saga!

    Beth, it is an interesting read.

  4. I love that he seems so indifferent and she didn't expect him to be.

    My TT

  5. Great teaser! Good writing. I have a feeling he really has been keeping an eye on her!

  6. I hate when they do that!!

    My teaser this week is from ‘Once Upon a Groom’ by Karen Rose Smith.

  7. Oooooh, I like this one. Never heard of the title.

  8. Just from that paragraph, I can see the similarities to GWTW. Interesting. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  9. An intriguing teaser!

    here's mine:


  10. That sounds like a great read! My Indian read is completely different, but also very interesting. :)
    I've been thinking of reading Umrigar's novel and I also have Manju Kapur's A Married Woman wainting for its turn.

  11. Good teaser. I love books set in India. I'm going to have to check this one out.

  12. Really enjoyed your teaser... nice pick. Thanks for visiting mine.

  13. Consider me teased! Now I can't wait to read your overall thoughts on this one, curious about that comparison to GWTW!!

  14. I will be visiting India this November and this book might kind of get me into that vibe somewhat. I also like the failed connection in the teaser that you just shared. Very interesting.

    Here's my TT:

  15. Great teaser! Makes you wonder what the book is about, which is the perfect teaser!

    You can check out my teaser on Mom Reads My Books!


  16. Myra, lucky you!

    JennyQ I think you could be right!

    Darlene, I do enjoy books set in India as well.

    Tiina, I really liked th eUmrigar book.

    Mirka, she is a woman who experiences emotions intensely - love, hate, anger!

    thanks to everyone for stopping by.