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Flame Tree Road

(2015)
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From the acclaimed author of Teatime for the Firefly comes the story of a man with dreams of changing the world, who finds himself changed by love

India, 1870s. In a tiny village where society is ruled by a caste system and women are defined solely by marriage, young Biren Roy dreams of forging a new destiny. When his mother suffers the fate of widowhood - shunned by her loved ones and forced to live in solitary penance - Biren devotes his life to effecting change.

Biren's passionate spirit blossoms as wildly as the blazing flame trees of his homeland. With a law degree, he goes to work for the government to pioneer academic equality for girls. But in a place governed by age-old conventions, progress comes at a price, and soon Biren becomes a stranger among his own countrymen.

Just when his vision for the future begins to look hopeless, he meets Maya, the independent-minded daughter of a local educator, and his soul is reignited. It is in her love that Biren finally finds his home and in her heart that he finds the hope for a new world.


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"With lyrical prose and exquisite detail, Shona Patel's novel brings to life the rich and rugged landscape of India." - Shilpi Somaya Gowda


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June 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Flame Tree Road
Author(s): Shona Patel
ISBN: 0-7783-1665-3 / 978-0-7783-1665-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Flame Tree Road
Author(s): Shona Patel
ISBN: 1-5046-5062-X / 978-1-5046-5062-5 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Flame Tree Road
Author(s): Shona Patel
ISBN: 1-5046-5061-1 / 978-1-5046-5061-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Flame Tree Road
Author(s): Shona Patel
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July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Flame Tree Road
Author(s): Shona Patel
Publisher: MIRA
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