Tiger Hills by Sarita MandannaTiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna

Tiger Hills

bySarita Mandanna

Paperback | March 6, 2012

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As the first girl born to the Nachimada family in over sixty years, the beautiful Devi is the object of adoration of her entire family. Strong-willed and confident, she befriends the shy Devanna, a young boy whose mother has died under tragic circumstances. The two quickly become inseparable, until Devi meets Machu the tiger killer, a hunter of great repute, and a man of much honour and pride. It is this tangled relationship between the three that leads to a devastating tragedy—an event that changes their fates forever and has unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for generations to come.

Tiger Hills  explores the impact our decisions carry and the irreversible courses they can set us on. Told in rich lyrical prose and set against the backdrop of a changing society, it is a sweeping epic about the choices we make in the name of family, nation, and love.

SARITA MANDANNA was born in Coorg, India, and worked as an investment banker in India and Hong Kong before moving to the United States. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, and was most recently a private equity investor in New York. She currently lives in Toronto.
Title:Tiger HillsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.24 × 5.26 × 1.35 inPublished:March 6, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143174711

ISBN - 13:9780143174714


Editorial Reviews

“Beautiful prose and delicate handling.” - Kirkus Reviews“Mandanna’s sweeping saga is ambitious, engaging, and tragic.” - Publishers Weekly“Sprawling, epic in scope, and exquisitely crafted in details. An absorbing, thoroughly engaging read.” - Indu Sundaresan, author of THE TWENTIETH WIFE and SHADOW PRINCESS“TIGER HILLS is an epic and extraordinary debut from an astonishing new talent.” - Daily Express (U.K.)“Magnificent debut…. It is impossible to stop reading Mandanna’s spellbinding epic.” - Booklist (starred review)“Mandanna’s beautiful descriptions of the lush hills and rituals of Coorg, India, add a mythic element…. The strength of the novel lies in the well-crafted characters, whose winning qualities and serious flaws combine to help them leap off the page.” - Quill & Quire“This lavish saga may help dispel the winter gloom. Sarita Mandanna's spectacular fusion of history and romance makes for an aromatic blend.” - The Independent (U.K.)"Tragic in parts but ultimately a beautifully written saga, this is the emergence of a major new talent." - Sunday Express (U.K.)“Sensuous, dramatic and deeply moving.” - Sunday Herald (U.K.)"This book is a staggering achievement... Sarita is a major new talent." - Daily Express (U.K.)“With great skill, Sarita Mandanna inserts the reader into Southern India in the late 1800s and captivates us with her saga of a strong-willed girl making difficult choices that will change her life. From the lushness of mountain, jungle, and coffee-plantation landscapes to the multiple threads of unfulfilled love, I was hooked up to the very last page, and reluctant to have to leave this fascinating world.” - Lalita Tademy, author of CANE RIVER and RED RIVER“Her novel is like a canvas painted with intense ink. It is a fiery array of imagery dancing in your head to the beat of words.” - The Globe and Mail“Time and again, Mandanna steers her novel in surprising directions. More than a love story, TIGER HILLS explores the hazardous side of passion and the shackling grip of memory once love has been thwarted. It also vividly evokes Coorg itself—the coffee plantations, the European settlers, the age-old clans—offering an illuminating portrait of place through six decades of social change.” - The New York Times (Editor’s Choice)“An extraordinarily imaginative novel with prose that catches in the heart like poetry.” - Leila Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of ROSES“A deft storyteller, and her writing is quite lovely … Mandanna paces the novel beautifully … a skilled prose stylist: Her words capture the fecund exoticism of the forests and rivers of Coorg, effortlessly appealing to the senses in its rich descriptions of the land … TIGER HILLS is a page-turner … Her gripping and often moving narrative … will leave readers clamouring for more expansive historical epics from this talented storyteller.” - National Post“Sarita Mandanna’s first novel is a tour de force. The tumultuous story is filled with tragedy, heartbreak and redemption, and adds a powerful new voice to the fiction of Asia.” - Ottawa Sun