Saree by Su Dharmapala

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Read Saree Online Free - Nila wasn’t born beautiful and is destined to go through life unnoticed… until she becomes a saree maker. As she works, Nila weaves into the silk a pattern of love, hope and devotion, which will prove to be invaluable to more lives than her own.

From the lush beauty of Sri Lanka, ravaged by bloody civil war, to India and its eventual resting place in Australia, this is the story of a precious saree and the lives it changes forever. Nila must find peace, Mahinda yearns for his true calling, Pilar is haunted by a terrible choice, Sarojini doubts her ability to love, Madhav is a holy fraud and Marion’s understanding of the very meaning of love is challenged and transformed. Each teeters between joy and pain, and each is touched by the power and beauty of the saree.

A breathtaking story of beauty, oppression and freedom… and of an enduring love that can never be broken.
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Title : Saree
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ISBN : 1922052930
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 560 pages


Monika rated it ★★★★☆

January 10, 2016

Six stories, three countries all connected by one magnificent saree. A beautiful read set in the background of Lanka-Tamil problems, gives a lovely peak in the life of weavers and deals with many complex emotions. Really enjoyed reading this one inspite of the daunting 540 pages length

Meg rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 13, 2016

Saree had all the right potential to be a wonderful and emotional journey. It was supposed to be a novel with six different stories, all interwoven and connected through a precious garment. Instead it felt like a big confused mess. The first story opened well, a young girl about to begin her care...

Sinead rated it ★★★★☆

December 31, 2017

Cinderzena reviewed Saree on her blog and I just had to get it. I have Sinhalese and Burgher roots on my mother’s side of the family but due to being educated in international and German schools, I don’t know much about the history of Sri Lanka. That’s what I like about historical fiction, you ga...

Samantha rated it ★★★★★

April 06, 2016

Six stories that appear separate- even how they are written is vastly different – told from 1st to 3rd person, changing tense and the gender of the narrator – but connect to become one book. Set in Sri Lanka and India, and also a small part in Australia we read about a culture that many books don...

Sara rated it ★★★☆☆

February 02, 2018

This book held a lot of promise but was very weak in places. I enjoyed the 1st story and the final story, but the ones in-between were not as strong or enjoyable to read. The endings to all stories were neatly tied up and it was a satisfactory ending, but it was also a struggle to get there. The...

Samurdhi rated it ★★★★★

April 12, 2016

Ever felt that you are not beautiful? Ever felt that no one in your family loves you or accepts you? Well, Nila has felt all of them and to add to that she is also dark-skinned. Not something to be proud of when you are from a country like Sri Lanka which gives way more preference to skin whiteni...

Meghana rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2017

BOOK NAME - Saree AUTHOR - Su Dharamapala PUBLICATION - Simon & Schuster UK PAGES - 580 COST - Rs 350/- TYPE - Paperback RATING - 4.5/5 I bought this book at the Delhi Airport just before boarding the flight back home. I love saree & the name caught my attention. I assumed this book to have 6 st...

Denise rated it ★★★★★

January 27, 2015

I was given a copy of this paperback book some months ago and kept putting off reading it because of the sheer size and weight of it, although only 579 pages! I really loved this book. I loved the intertwining of the stories and the cover description says it for me "six lives, six loves and a pre...

Kirily rated it ★★★★★

December 22, 2015

Re-Read December 2015. I really enjoyed all the different stories a lot more in my second reading. Given that I knew how the story ended, I was able to enjoy the details and the small threads that made up the larger story. I loved this book! I especially loved how the saree making process was desc...

Shriya rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2016

March 2016 - I was casually browsing through book shelves that were hidden. I stumbled upon Saree and at the time I wasn't able to purchase it. 2 months later I find the exact copy at my favourite charity shop. This was destined to be read. Saree captures the essence of Tamil and Sinhalese culture...

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