Karma by Cathy OstlereKarma by Cathy Ostlere


byCathy Ostlere

Hardcover | March 31, 2011

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It is 1984, and fifteen-year-old Maya is on her way to India with her father. She carries with her the ashes of her mother, who has recently committed suicide, and arrives in Delhi on the eve of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination - one of the bloodiest riots in the country's history.

Then Maya is separated from her father and must rely upon the help of a mysterious, kindhearted boy, Sandeep, to safely reunite them. But as her love for Sandeep begins to blossom, Maya will have to face the truth about her painful adolescence . . . if she's ever to imagine her future.

In this gorgeous, haunting portrait of love, loss, and growing up, Cathy Ostlere - in masterful strokes of verse - has created a simply unforgettable read.
Cathy Ostlere's creative nonfiction has appeared in Event and Prairie Fire literary magazines. She has been a finalist for the National Magazine Awards, Western Magazine Awards, CBC Literary Awards, Prism International Literary Nonfiction Contest, and a winner in the Event Creative Non-Fiction Contest. She lives in Calgary, Alberta. Ka...
Title:KarmaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.3 × 6.35 × 1.67 inPublished:March 31, 2011Publisher:RazorbillLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1595143386

ISBN - 13:9781595143389


Editorial Reviews

"Karma is a spectacular, sophisticated tale that will stick with readers long after they're done considering its last lines." -School Library Journal, starred review "A riveting, historically accurate coming-of-age tale of gutsy survival, self-sacrifice, and love." - Booklist, starred review "The achingly stirring images created by its verses will remain with the reader long after its final poem." -BCCB, starred review "A perfect novel for young adolescent girls who want to be swept away to a different time and place." -VOYA