Read The Color of Our Sky Online Free - A sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends—one struggling to survive the human slave trade and the other on a mission to save her—two girls whose lives converge only to change one fateful night in 1993.
India, 1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old girl from the lower caste Yellamma cult of temple prostitutes has come of age to fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute. In an attempt to escape this legacy that binds her, Mukta is transported to a foster family in Bombay. There she discovers a friend in the high spirited eight-year-old Tara, the tomboyish daughter of the family, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past. Tara introduces Mukta to a different world—ice cream and sweets, poems and stories, and a friendship the likes of which she has never experienced before.As time goes by, their bond grows to be as strong as that between sisters. In 1993, Mukta is kidnapped from Tara’s room.
Eleven years later, Tara who blames herself for what happened, embarks on an emotional journey to search for the kidnapped Mukta only to uncover long buried secrets in her own family.
Moving from a remote village in India to the bustling metropolis of Bombay, to Los Angeles and back again, amidst the brutal world of human trafficking, this is a heartbreaking and beautiful portrait of an unlikely friendship—a story of love, betrayal, and redemption—which ultimately withstands the true test of time.
|Title||:||The Color of Our Sky|
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July 11, 2016
Other days, I'd remind myself what Amma used to tell me-the color of our sky will be bright again so I shouldn't lose hope.
In the late 1980's Mutka's realizes that her caste in life has led her to be dedicated to Yellamma and become a temple prostitute, her Amma is sick and her father is pretty...
June 15, 2015
Almost from the beginning, I thought they might have been half sisters but we never really know and it doesn't really matter because this story is a beautiful telling of why they will always be sisters even if not related by blood . Through the story of Tara and Mukta , starting in 1987 in Mumbai...
May 29, 2015
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3.5 Stars rounded up for the prettiest cover I've seen so far this year.
“The only way we can rectify our mistakes is to try and undo the wrong we have done.”
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June 19, 2015
When I picked up this book, admittedly because of its beautiful cover, I never expected the inside to match the outside. This book really touched me and I found myself extremely invested in the characters and the story. The characters are so complex, yet so relatable. Mukta broke my heart.
December 17, 2016
This eloquent novel will take your breath away. It explores the destiny of two girls in India from different backgrounds who come together and form a bond that is lifelong. Mukta is the child of a prostitute and she is destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps. At 12 years old her grandmother...
June 20, 2015
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*** Actual rating: 3.5 ***
This is one of those books which leave me with very mixed feelings. To be honest, I considered giving it 3 stars instead of 4, but I'm feeling generous today.
The good sides:
1. It's touching and sad. I'm not saying that a sad book or a ch...
October 08, 2017
A two person narration that brings to the surface the topic of sex trafficking in India spanning the decades of the 80's, 90's and O0's. Tara, an Indian -American returns to India in 2004 to find the lower caste serving girl, Mukta, that was kidnapped from her family home in 1993. Tara, is remini...
March 24, 2016
“We are like the datura flowers that unfurl at night — intoxicating, blossoming in the dark, wilting away at dawn.”
This book's prose is stunning. It really is. As a debut, I was impressed by the particular beauty of the writing. Yet, some things in the novel itself were too predictable, and...
January 14, 2016
(Thank you to Netgalley and Bloomhill Books for this ARC. It's out today!)
“There must be something about pain, about the way it touches you so deeply that sometimes you never get back to being the person you once were.”
After 11 years away Tara travels back to India, to search for a young girl, Mu...
July 03, 2017
Ah Hindistan, yine yüreğime oturdu acısı ve hüznüyle.
Mukta karakterini ne kadar çok sevdiysem, Tara'dan nefret ettim. Kitap hakkında ne söyleyebilirim bilmiyorum.