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Bamboo Road

(The Homecoming)
(The third book in the Bamboo Heart series)
A novel by

From award-winning author Ann Bennett comes another heartbreaking novel of love, loss and survival during WW2.

Determined to settle old scores from the war years, Sirinya returns to her native Thailand, where once she risked everything to help prisoners of war on the Death Railway. But her journey into the past uncovers unexpected truths...

Thailand 1942: Sirinya and her family are members of the Thai underground, who risk their lives to resist the Japanese occupation and to and help prisoners of war building the Thai-Burma railway.

The events of those years have repercussions for decades to come. The book tells Sirinya's wartime story and how in the 1970s she returns to Kanchanaburi after a long absence abroad, to discover long buried secrets from the war years.

Family,loyalty, war, resistance, memories. Amazon Reviewer

Very much enjoyed this holiday read and found it hard to put down. Five Stars: Goodreads Reviewer

A very thought-provoking novel which is well worth reading. Five Stars: Goodreads Reviewer
'It was wonderful to read about such a brave and independent female lead character who I instantly sympathised with and felt connected to...' Goodreads reviewer.

'I loved rooting for Sirinya throughout the novel… the author has struck an excellent balance between the horror, challenges and moments of romance that her characters experience and I feel like I've learned not only about the terrible conditions of prisoner of war camps but about Southeast Asia as a region, something I was hoping for … and Ann Bennett delivered on every level.' Goodreads reviewer

(Previously published as Bamboo Road by Monsoon Books)

Genre: Historical

Used availability for Ann Bennett's Bamboo Road

Paperback Editions

February 2020 : Paperback

Title: The Homecoming
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Independently published
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February 2017 : Paperback

Title: Bamboo Road
Author(s): Ann Bennett
ISBN: 9814625256 / 978-9814625258
Publisher: Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
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Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Homecoming (Echoes of Empire: A collection of standalone novels set in the Far East during WWII)
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Andaman Press
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