Saree

Saree Review

Nila wasn’t born beautiful and is destined to go through life unnoticed… until she becomes a saree maker. As she works, Nila weaves into the silk a pattern of love, hope and devotion, which will prove to be invaluable to more lives than her own.

From the lush beauty of Sri Lanka, ravaged by bloody civil war, to India and its eventual resting place in Australia, this is the story of a precious saree and the lives it changes forever. Nila must find peace, Mahinda yearns for his true calling, Pilar is haunted by a terrible choice, Sarojini doubts her ability to love, Madhav is a holy fraud and Marion’s understanding of the very meaning of love is challenged and transformed. Each teeters between joy and pain, and each is touched by the power and beauty of the saree.

A breathtaking story of beauty, oppression and freedom… and of an enduring love that can never be broken.
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Title:Saree
Edition Language:English

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    Saree Reviews

  • Monika

    Six stories, three countries all connected by one magnificent saree. A beautiful read set in the background of Lanka-Tamil problems, gives a lovely peak in the life of weavers and deals with many comp...

  • Meg Collins

    Saree had all the right potential to be a wonderful and emotional journey. It was supposed to be a novel with six different stories, all interwoven and connected through a precious garment. Instead it...

  • Sinead Anja (Huntress of Diverse Books)

    Cinderzena reviewed Saree on her blog and I just had to get it. I have Sinhalese and Burgher roots on my mother’s side of the family but due to being educated in international and German schools, I ...

  • Renita D'Silva

    Loved this beautiful, sad, poignant book...

  • Samantha Lembo

    Six stories that appear separate- even how they are written is vastly different – told from 1st to 3rd person, changing tense and the gender of the narrator – but connect to become one book. Set i...

  • Sara Eames

    This book held a lot of promise but was very weak in places. I enjoyed the 1st story and the final story, but the ones in-between were not as strong or enjoyable to read. The endings to all stories we...

  • Zainab

    Enthralling read. Review to come shortly. Pls check in on my blog https://cinderzena.wordpress.com/ ...

  • Melinda Elizabeth

    Saree is rather ambitious, attempting to combine six stories together to create common ending. The first story is probably the best - a young girl from a poor, cruel family has hidden talents as a sar...

  • Samurdhi

    Ever felt that you are not beautiful? Ever felt that no one in your family loves you or accepts you? Well, Nila has felt all of them and to add to that she is also dark-skinned. Not something to be pr...

  • Nisma

    I started to read this because a) the cover is dazzling, but mostly b) I don't think I've ever read anything by a Sri Lankan author before, with a good part of the setting in Sri Lanka as well. The na...