Vale of Kashmir, which sounds just awesome. Now I want to go to Srinagar and stay on a houseboat on the lake.
This book reminded me a bit of The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, which I read in 2010. Both books use the grandmother/granddaughter construct and jump back and forth in time. In both books I sometimes had a little trouble keeping the secrets straight but that’s a small problem. Kate Morton (who is Australian) has been getting a lot of good press recently and I have her latest book on hold at the library. But I hadn’t heard of Rosie Thomas before. This was a random library find on the new fiction shelf. A little Internet research reveals that she is much more popular in Britain than in the U.S., where her books are bestsellers and she wins awards, but maybe that will change with the release of this excellent book.
(Book 13, 2013)