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Ken? Amina verzeiht sich das nicht verdingt sich fortan als Hochzeitsfotografin Als ihr Vater sterbenskrank wird muss sie sich ihrer bewegten Vergangenheit stellen einer Geschichte die in den Update on sale today for 199 I met the author in Austin after I had read and reviewed this Much was inspired by family experiences of her own The Indian Food dishes in the novel make you ready for a spicy meal yourself Definitely worth 199 The STORYTELLING of The Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing fantastic This 500 page book is a multigenerational saga It had triumphs humor grief delicious Chutneys and sumptuous meals and characters all easy to relate to from India to the States Its easy to fall intimately under the spell of 'the private world of reading' the rest of you can go away now The family bonds in this story are powerful We feel connected with all of themI won this book from Goodreads give a way THANK YOUCongrats to Mira Jacob on her first novel Pretty miraculous I do have a 'few' comments yet I fully enjoyed this bookSome of the sentences in Mira Jacob's book felt awkward I was not sure if I was struggling with cultural differences or not Words that were chosen to describe a situation did not flow effortlessly Yet the story in its 'entire' was wonderful Monster's dentures? Jogging Meatballs? Carnivorously???? is 'not' a word I'd use when looking at a bride A uestion that stayed in my mind was Will people 'pick' this 500 page book? Books compete with one another I was surprised to see such a long book by a first time author My fear for the author and publisher is its a 'risk' being this long Stephen King and Ken Follett can write books as long as they want but a new author? This book was GREAT but could it have been as good with 200 'less' pages? I hope people do take the time to read this 'gem'Its a story that that feels real This story matters

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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing70er Jahren in Indien begann und nun in New Mexiko ihren Lauf nimmt Amina beginnt die Unwägbarkeiten des Lebens anzunehmen und sich endlich mit den Geistern ihrer Familie auseinanderzusetze Thirty year old Amina is called away from her photography job in Seattle by her mother Kamala who has growing concerns that something is seriously wrong with her father Thomas her father is a brilliant neurosurgeon who years before relocated the family which then included his wife and young son Ahkil from India to New Mexico Upon arriving home Amina finds much than she bargained for Thomas is indeed acting unusual doing such things as conversing with dead relatives leaving Kamala beside herself with worry and cooking up a storm There is also an actual sleepwalker who causes big problems for this familyThis is a beautifully written family saga which spans from the family's past in India to their present in New Mexico with glimpses of all the times between One reviewer called this book emotionally bountiful and I agree although I would add that it is also a bountifully magical read 5 stars

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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing Reader ò 576 pages Download  Gwairsoft ☆ ❰Read❯ ➪ The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing Author Mira Jacob – Gwairsoft.co.uk Da stürzt sich ein Mann von einer Brücke in Seattle und Amina schießt das Foto das berühmt werden wird DochDa stürzt sich ein Mann von einer Brücke in Seattle und Amina schießt das Foto das berühmt werden wird Doch wie abgebrüht muss man sein in einem solchen Moment auf den Auslöser zu drüc We arrive in this world connected to people to places to cultures Just because we move on with our lives emotionally intellectually or geographically this does not mean that our connections are all left behind In Mira Jacob’s debut novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing her characters all struggle with connections to each other to their past to their culture and ultimately to themselves For some that struggle includes a connection to reality The story looks at three places India Albuuerue and Seattle and three times the late 70s early 80s and 1998 When we meet the Eapen family in 1979 they are visiting the place and family they had left in Salem India Thomas Eapen a surgeon had sought a better life for his wife and children in America Home still has power though and his mother also a physician tries her best to persuade her son to remain We meet the family members who had remained and see some of the strains that might lead one to seek a life elsewhere The motherland still has a hold though and Thomas’s wife Kamala would like nothing than to remainAmina Eapen is a photographer working in Seattle in 1998 She had been a successful photojournalist but has stepped back from that for reasons I will not go into here and is now shooting events Amina has a gift for capturing telling moments and is our camera into the history and struggles of the Eapen family Dr Thomas Eapen is seriously ill seeing things that are not there talking to people who are long dead It has affected his work When his wife calls Amina she returns home to Albuuerue Eapen’s illness is the maguffin for examining the experience of the Eapen family In addition to the strain of emigrating from India and constructing a new life on the other side of the world the Eapens suffered a huge loss We learn early on that Amina’s brother Akhil died young The story goes to the early 1980s where we see Amina and her brother in school beginning to have relationships struggling to grow up Akhil shows some odd behavior sleeping for vast stretches falling asleep in inappropriate situations believing that something glorious is in store for him if only he can complete a particular task It is not entirely clear whether this is eccentricity or a condition and neurosurgeon Thomas dismisses itThe author from her web siteSo there is a bit of mystery here What happened to Akhil? What is going on with Thomas? It also takes some time to learn why it was that Amina stepped away from photojournalism It is in peeling back the layers of those stories that we learn about the characters There is a bit of romance as well but thankfully it does not at all take away from the story While this is not a laugh out loud sort of read there are plenty of light even delightful moments that will make you smile Of course there are very sad ones as wellMuch is made of attachment to place When Thomas cedes his ownership rights to a family property in India there is a direct connection to be made to a story to which Amina is connected of Native Americans in the northwest ceding land to the extant society in return for the hope that a large amount of cash can improve their lives There are also smaller scale elements relating to territory To live in the Eapen’s house was to acknowledge the sharpness of invisible borders the separations that had divided it like two countries since 1983 It had been years since Amina had seen her mother wade into the yellow light of her father’s porch and as far as she knew Thomas had never once crossed the gate into Kamala’s garden One of the connections made is in the similarities between the old world and the new between generations Just as Thomas’s mother schemes to try to keep him in India Amina’s mother schemes to try to keep her in New Mexico Just as Thomas’s brother spoke to people who were not there in India Thomas holds his own conversations with the dead in America Both Thomas and Akhil balk at the limitations inherent in their conditions Food is used as a way for old and new to connect Cooking was a talent of her mother’s that Amina often thought of as evolutionary a way for Kamala to survive herself with friendships intact Like plumage that expanded to rainbow an otherwise unremarkable bird Kamala’s ability to transform raw ingredients into sumptuous meals brought her the kind of love her personality on its own might have repelled Bonds are made through feeding as a way of loving Another element is secrecy Amina maintains a private cache of her special photographs non commercial ones that epitomize her skill at catching important moments Thomas keeps his medical situation secret and a few other things besides And that ties in to feeling like an outsider whether one is a native in a land now dominated by European invaders or a new arrival in America whether one is a black sheep in a family or an ostracized teen at school Amina has a wonderful relationship with her cousin the wonderfully named Dimple and there is a supportive non parental adult the cool aunt Sanji who is able to bridge the gap between the young and the not so young offering understanding and support along with adult wisdom As for the sleepwalking element there is a character who literally sleepwalks and his connection to dancing is revealed at the end Thomas’s visions might be seen as a form of sleepwalking Akhil has big issues with sleep but sleepwalking is not among them And there are other characters who see things that are not there which may be a form of sleepwalking There is a mention in the book of a sleepwalker’s disregard for her surroundings It is unclear if the author is suggesting that we are all sleepwalkers in a way or that we should pay attention to our effects on the world or should attend to our visions Did not get it Doesn't matter though There is plenty to go with here even if one is not able to cross every thematic t or dot every metaphorical iGripes? I would have liked to have seen well anything actually on the Eapen family’s experience when they had first moved to the USA We only get to see them once they are already settledAmina is engaging definitely worth caring about Family is family is family whether the family in uestion is from India or Indiana and you are sure to recognize some folks in Amina’s clan who remind you of members of yours The story is interesting One gets a strong sense of the warmth and humor as well as the struggles inherent in these multigenerational family connections Awake or asleep the music is playing here and it wouldn't hurt to step out onto the dance floor for a while I received this book through GR’s First Reads program – thanks guysReview posted – April 25 2014Pub date – July 2014EXTRA STUFFMira Jacob co authored Kenneth Cole’s autobio wrote VH 1’s Pop Up Video and was a co founder of Pete’s Reading Series at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg Brooklyn a venue where authors have been reading their work to appreciative audiences for over a decade She is married to academy award nominated documentarian Jed Rothstein They live with their son in BrooklynLinks to the author’s personal Twitter and FB pagesThe Eapen family are Syrian or Saint Thomas Christians This Christian sect was news to me The wiki entry is pretty interesting