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One Hundred Shades of White

One Hundred Shades of White A magical mixture of East meets West and mothers in conflict with daughters for anyone who enjoyed Bend it like Beckham but prefers food to football There s East There s West And then there s Maya Ma

  • Title: One Hundred Shades of White
  • Author: Preethi Nair
  • ISBN: 9780007143467
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • A magical mixture of East meets West, and mothers in conflict with daughters for anyone who enjoyed Bend it like Beckham but prefers food to football There s East There s West And then there s Maya Maya, her mother Nalini, and her brother Satchin have left a carefree life in India to come to England But when Maya s father disappears, leaving only deceit and debt behA magical mixture of East meets West, and mothers in conflict with daughters for anyone who enjoyed Bend it like Beckham but prefers food to football There s East There s West And then there s Maya Maya, her mother Nalini, and her brother Satchin have left a carefree life in India to come to England But when Maya s father disappears, leaving only deceit and debt behind, they are left to fend for themselves in a strange, damp land.Maya, though, doesn t know of her father s betrayal Nalini, determined to preserve her children s pride, tells them that their father died in an accident and, as their struggle to make a life begins, whole realities are built on this lie While Nalini cooks exotic pickles which enchant all who eat them, Maya begins to adapt to her new home the unfamiliar food, the language, the music and then to explore and make bold plans, plans that her mother does not understand.But even a white lie cannot remain hidden forever and when the truth resurfaces, it changes everything

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    1. While the book started on a ho-hum note, the story picked up nicely from 2nd chapter. The characters were drawn well and I formed an emotional connect with them. This is the story of a homemaker who was ditched by her errant husband in a foreign country. How the lady survives with her two children and their continued saga of trials and tribulations is interesting. On the con side, the food descriptions went wrong on basic stuff twice at least. There were parallels (almost too many) between the g [...]

    2. This was one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a long time. A good family saga should have the right amount of good and bad. Too much drama and it’ll turn into a terrible daytime soap. Too much goodness and it becomes preachy. A 100 Shades Of White had everything in moderation. A pinch of Turmeric, a sprinkle of pepper and a dash of masala to bring everything together.Nalini and Maya as characters are so believable as is the story. This isn’t new. In fact, there’s a movie about it [...]

    3. This was a wonderful story of a girl born in India, traditional family, then moved to London, her life in london, then her return to India and back to London. All the while learning about her life, cooking, indian culture, and enjoying the story.

    4. 2.5Decent story. Good writing style. Descriptions on different spices inducing various characteristics was good. Read it with Inny, and as she rightly pointed in her review, there were quite some inaccuracies related to cooking and menu.Overall a pleasant read. But not something I'd recommend.

    5. Very well written, with two protagonists - mother and daughter, telling their stories, giving their own perspectives to the same situation. A beautiful concept wonderfully executed!It is about culture conflicts and how one adapts oneself to changing cultural environments depending on ones upbringing. It also establishes a relationship between aromas with memories and attitudes. All this is beautifully delineated in the characters uniquely woven.It is also about women empowerment and how when the [...]

    6. Ein sehr gutes Buch, was das Leben einer indischen Familie über 3. Generationen hinweg beschreibt und das Buch abschnittsweise von anderen Personen/ Erzählperspektiven weitererzählt wird. Ich fand vor allem den Umzug von Indien nach London spannend (Beruf des Vaters macht den Umzug erforderlich) und wie der "Kulturschock" beschrieben wird. Der Vater verlässt die Familie, als die Kinder noch klein sind und die Mutter muss die Familie nun allein versorgen. Ein sehr ergreifendes Schicksal und s [...]

    7. Just how as adults we realize that the world is not always black and white, Preethi Nair weaves a beautiful story to portray that there are several shades of ‘white’ and innumerable aspects in life contributing to joy and sadness. Forced by circumstances in life, Nalini uproots herself and her two children (Maya and Sachin) to move to London leaving behind her mother in hometown Kerala. The trials and tribulations and the success and failures in these lives of Nalini and Maya and how they ov [...]

    8. I really loved this book- it was very well written, the characters were coming off the pages, and the narration was done amazingly. It was a sweet book, but still with a good slap-in-the-face feeling, too. Awesome, awesome, awesome, is all I can say.

    9. Another suprising read - I really enjoyed this and I wasn't really expecting to. It was well written and a lovely story.

    10. This was a really lovely book. The subtle change of povs between mother and daughter and they story woven through their eyes was well done. Loved Maya's self realization. Travelling all over only to realize your feet always lead you home. Spluttering and smoking with the delicateness of South Indian cooking, is the right amount of tempering treatment given to the story.

    11. Captivating narration ! Reading this book was like tasting a wonderful recipe cooked to perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of it !

    12. This book was a nice experience for me. I read this book as a part of travelling readathon that’s happening on Instagram among few of us Indians. When the readathon started and this was the book to be circulated, I went ahead and read the synopsis on . It was a very filmy types and I had the feeling that the story is predictable. Yes the story was predictable but then there was more to the story. The Indian spices playing an integral part in the story. The story is narrated by two point of vie [...]

    13. Maya, her mother Nalini, and her brother Satchin have left a carefree life in India to come to England. But when Maya’s father disappears, leaving only deceit and debt behind, they are left to fend for themselves in a strange, damp land. Maya, though, doesn’t know of her father’s betrayal. Nalini, determined to preserve her children’s pride, tells them that their father died in an accident and, as their struggle to make a life begins, whole realities are built on this lie. But even a whi [...]

    14. In "Koriandergriün und Safranrot" atmet man all die verschiedenen Gewürze der indischen Küche zwischen den Zeilen. Nalini zieht mit ihren zwei Kindern ihrem Mann zu liebe aus dem farbenfrohen Indien nach London. Dort sehnt sie sich nach der Heimat, doch als ihr Mann sie über Nacht für eine andere verläßt, sieht sie sich gezwungen sich und ihre Kinder mit harter Arbeit durchzubringen. Bis ein befreundeter Lieferfahrer von ihrem Talent erfährt, die Gefühle der Menschen durch ihre Chutneys [...]

    15. Not my usual kind of book, I almost gave up on this after the first 20 or so pages as the language was strange, but persisted and am really glad I did. Told from the point of view of both daughter and mother in turn, it's about Nalini, a poor girl in India who marries above her station, and has to move her family to England to join her husband, only to be abandoned by him. Wanting to spare her children, she tells them he has died, and they begin a new life in the East End of London, where she us [...]

    16. Der Roman war nett, ok, aber nichts Außergewöhnliches. Eine junge indische Frau wird ohne Geld, ohne Englischkenntnisse im London der 70er Jahre von ihrem Ehemann verlassen und kämpft sich durch, will sich und ihren beiden Kindern ein gutes Leben ermöglichen. Natürlich spielen dabei die indischen Gewürze und ihre Kochkünste eine wichtige Rolle! Nach meinem Geschmack hätte dem Charakter der Protagonistin eine Prise Ingwer oder Pfeffer gutgetan. Nalini war mir selbst für ein Mädchen vom [...]

    17. This is story of love, forgiveness, letting go, belief and most importantly treating oneself worthy of things that we actually deserve. It tells one can find ll inspiration, happiness and peace when he or she does the thing he/she loves the most. It appears to be a story whose basic storyline is similar to any hindi TV serial storyline but the way in which it is written gives you small small pieces of wisdom after every 10 pages. So much to learn from amamma, nalni and maya. With their passion o [...]

    18. A tale of a girl who falls in love, leaves the comfort's of her home only to be later cheated and left alone with her children in a foreign land. one hundred shades of white is a story of how Maya copes through the pain of raising her children all by herself. lying to her children only to avoid the grief that truth brings with it. Maya working, starving, crying only to be looked back upon with hatred by the children who do not know that she have up her prime years only for them.

    19. Mothers and daughters and the volatile relationship that it can be. Misunderstandings that caused much heartache and finally the knowledge that led to forgiveness. All about the shades of truth in it's many forms and combined with the art of cooking and it's believed connections to our emotions and our dreams. Indian cooking that had a recipe to improve anything if you truly believed.

    20. This is a book that could have turned out into something really great. Three generations of women, healing through spices (sounds a bit like mistress of spices), a father who is never there - the theme was quite interesting. Skipped through many a page, but was still curious to know how it ended. An okay read

    21. I really enjoyed this book! It had so much wisdom in it that if I wanted to write out quotes, I should have copied the whole book. Anyone who is in search of themselves and also enjoys the settings like London, India, Spain would love this. Beware! This book can make you crave for spicy Asian food ;)

    22. Eine wunderbare Geschichte über die magische Wirkung von Gewürze und die Kraft des Vergebens. Ich habe es in einem Zug gelesen.Es ist ein sehr weibliches Buch. Dadurch dass es aus verschiedenen Perspektiven erzählt wird, kann der Leser die Themen des Buches, loslassen und vergeben, genau an den dargestellten Lebensläufen erkennen und die Schwierigkeiten verfolgen.

    23. On the familiar lines of herbs and spices being the wood and glue of a homeStill, the novel has great impact on the difficulties of an immigrant family trying to assimilate into a new culture while maintaining their own identity, the gap and tension between generations, love, loss and family life

    24. Another author added to my list of fav authors. Preethi has a way of writing so smooth and serene. She will take you to the world of her characters and soak them with the right affect. Lovely book.

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