Thursday, August 17, 2017

Book Beginning: The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



A few memories stay as silent shadows in our lives to haunt us for generations.

The Infidel Next Door by Rajat Mitra. Set in 1989, during the last exodus of Hindus from Kashmir, this this debut novel brings an authentic voice to the struggle between religious identity and personal conscious.

Rajat Mitra is a psychologist in India. His research into trans-generational trauma provided background and depth for his historical novel.




Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING





14 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The book sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

Nicki J Markus said...

This book sounds like a very deep and interesting read. Hope you enjoy it.

Bev Bouwer said...

I love that opening quote - so true. This looks like a lovely read. Enjoy.

Anne Bennett said...

This sounds like a very relevant book for today's troubles.

Literary Feline said...

I really like the excerpt you shared, Gillian. I think I would like to read this one. I hope you are enjoying it.

Margot said...

I like how the opening sentence caught my interest. I want to know about those memories that are "silent shadows."

Lisbeth Ekelof said...

Great opening line!

Breana M. said...

That beginning is really interesting. Thanks for mentioning the book. Enjoy your current read!

Sassy Brit said...

WOW! Sounds amazing. I don't think I've read anything like this.

Here is mine: http://bit.ly/2vISu3P

Have a great weekend!

Luv Sassy
x

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

This book sounds quite interesting. I love books that have been extensively researched by the author. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

Harvee Lau said...

This is a book I'd love to read.

Katherine P said...

This sounds really powerful! I know very little about this issue or really the setting at all but this sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

Kathy Martin said...

Haunting opening. I hope you are enjoying the book. I'm reading White Hot by Ilona Andrews this week. Happy reading!

Eram Rizwan said...

Wow, that's an intrigiung opening! How are you finding it so far?

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