Miss Timmins' School For Girls: A Novel

Paperback | June 21, 2011

byNayana Currimbhoy

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“An irresistible novel that hurls forward at breathtaking speed toward an unpredictable climax.”
—Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us

“Beautifully written, atmospheric…contains entire worlds. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Gary Shteyngart, bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan

Miss Timmins’ School for Girls is the truly dazzling debut of a major novelist, Nayana Currimbhoy. Set in India during the monsoon of 1974, it tells the story of a conventional young girl who leaves her cloistered small town home to teach at a remote boarding school run by British Missionaries. Part coming-of-age novel, part suspenseful murder mystery, Miss Timmins’ School for Girls is a brilliant evocation of a colorful time and place—India during the love, drug, and rock ’n’ roll era—complete with the sights, sounds, and music of the period seamlessly woven into the page-turning tale.

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“An irresistible novel that hurls forward at breathtaking speed toward an unpredictable climax.”—Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us “Beautifully written, atmospheric…contains entire worlds. I couldn’t put it down.”—Gary Shteyngart, bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and AbsurdistanMiss Timmins’ Scho...

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A murder at a British boarding school in the hills of western India launches a young teacher on the journey of a lifetime In 1974, three weeks before her twenty-first birthday, Charulata Apte arrives at Miss Timmins' School for Girls in Panchgani. Shy, sheltered, and running from a scandal that disgraced her Brahmin family, Charu find...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.82 inPublished:June 21, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061997749

ISBN - 13:9780061997747

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“Exotic, mysterious, and haunting, MISS TIMMINS’ SCHOOL FOR GIRLS kept me up late for some delicious, spooky reading nights. I adored this book.”