Secret Keeper

Secret Keeper

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year.

Shortlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award in the Young Adult category.

A Skipping Stones Honor Book.

An ALA 2010 Amelia Bloomer Book.

An IRA Notable Book for a Global Society.

When her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba's brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta. Uncle is welcoming, but in a country steeped in tradition, the three women must abide by his decisions. Asha knows this is temporary--just until Baba sends for them.

But with scant savings and time passing, the tension builds: Ma, prone to spells of sadness, finds it hard to submit to her mother- and sister-in-law; Reet's beauty attracts unwanted marriage proposals; and Asha's promise to take care of Ma and Reet leads to impulsive behavior.

What follows is a firestorm of rebuke--and secrets revealed! Asha's only solace is her rooftop hideaway, where she pours her heart out in her diary, and where she begins a clandestine friendship with Jay Sen, the boy next door. Asha can hardly believe that she, and not Reet, is the object of Jay's attention. Then news arrives about Baba . . . and Asha must make a choice that will change their lives forever.

Author : Mitali Perkins

Translator : Fatima Abu-Sreer

Publishing House Kalimat
Publishing Year 2018
Cover Type Paperback
Size 19.5 x 13 x 2
Publishing House
Kalimat
Publishing Year
2018
Cover Type
Paperback
Size
19.5 x 13 x 2

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Description

A Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Shortlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award in the Young Adult category. A Skipping Stones Honor Book. An ALA 2010 Amelia Bloomer Book. An IRA Notable Book for a Global Society. When her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba's brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta. Uncle is welcoming, but in a country steeped in tradition, the three women must abide by his decisions. Asha knows this is temporary--just until Baba sends for them. But with scant savings and time passing, the tension builds: Ma, prone to spells of sadness, finds it hard to submit to her mother- and sister-in-law; Reet's beauty attracts unwanted marriage proposals; and Asha's promise to take care of Ma and Reet leads to impulsive behavior. What follows is a firestorm of rebuke--and secrets revealed! Asha's only solace is her rooftop hideaway, where she pours her heart out in her diary, and where she begins a clandestine friendship with Jay Sen, the boy next door. Asha can hardly believe that she, and not Reet, is the object of Jay's attention. Then news arrives about Baba . . . and Asha must make a choice that will change their lives forever.

Additional Information

SKU 978-9948-10-139-0
Author Mitali Perkins
Illustrator No
Translator Fatima Abu-Sreer
Publishing House Kalimat
Publishing Year 2018
Age Group No
Cover Type Paperback

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