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The Rice Mother

(2002)
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The minute I embarked upon Lakshmi's story, I knew I was reading something very special. Married off at fourteen, a mother five times over before she reaches twenty, Lakshmi is a woman of rare energy and talent. Realising very early on that she must make her own luck, she is ruthless in her determination to provide for her children. The Japanese invasion of Malaya ruins her financially, and robs her of her beloved daughter - a tragedy from which the family never really recovers. The sounds, smells and tastes of far-away Malaysia in the second half of the twentieth century are vividly evoked, as are the beliefs and superstitions that shape society and family life. Rani Manicka shows a magical grasp of character and language unusual in a first novel, and is destined for bestsellerdom.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-670-03192-5 / 978-0-670-03192-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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August 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-340-82382-8 / 978-0-340-82382-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Paperback Editions

2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 1-4447-0658-6 / 978-1-4447-0658-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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December 1925 : UK Paperback
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Title: [ RICE MOTHER ] by Manicka, Rani ( Author ) [ May- 13-2010 ] [ Paperback ]
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 1-4447-0657-8 / 978-1-4447-0657-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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May 2010 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Rice Mother)] [Author: Rani Manicka] published on (May, 2010)
Author(s): Rani Manicka
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-14-200454-5 / 978-0-14-200454-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2004 : Paperback
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-340-82607-X / 978-0-340-82607-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-340-82383-6 / 978-0-340-82383-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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February 2003 : UK Paperback

Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-340-87497-X / 978-0-340-87497-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-340-82388-7 / 978-0-340-82388-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

August 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-7366-9463-3 / 978-0-7366-9463-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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December 2002 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
ISBN: 0-7531-1625-1 / 978-0-7531-1625-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Rice Mother
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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2004 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Rice Mother
Author(s): Rani Manicka
Publisher: Penguin Books
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