My Favorite Book: Nectar in a Sieve, by Kamala Markandaya

This is a moving story of a peasant woman’s struggles, endurance, and ever-present hope for a better future.  The novel portrays village life in India as the characters confront poverty, loss, and changing times and values.  Although published in 1954, the modern reader will find it both timeless and touching.

Reviewed by: N W Perlow

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