Book Reviews of Desirable Daughters

Desirable Daughters
Desirable Daughters
Author: Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN-13: 9780786885152
ISBN-10: 0786885157
Publication Date: 3/12/2003
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Theia
Book Type: Paperback
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This story is about three affluent Indian sisters. Two live in America and the other lives in a very wealthy coastal community in India. A secret from one of the sister's past is revealed and it shatters the superficial relationships they have with each other.
This book could have benefitted from some footnotes to help the various Indian references. While the book gives a glimpse into what it's like to be an upper caste Indian in America, it doesn't delve too deeply into issues of cultural alientation, identity and displacement. I would give this three stars. It's enjoyable, but not a book I would keep. It's not in the same league as say Jhumpa Lahiri's books.
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Started this and realized that I had already read it several years ago--decided to pass it on. I liked it and so will you if you're partial to Indian authors.