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The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel, Balli Kaur Jaswal

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The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel
Title
The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Balli Kaur Jaswal
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters--Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina--were never close and barely got along growing up, and now as adults, have grown even further apart. Rajni, a school principal is a stickler for order. Jezmeen, a thirty-year-old struggling actress, fears her big break may never come. Shirina, the peacemaking "good" sister married into wealth and enjoys a picture-perfect life. On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. After a trip to India with her mother long ago, Rajni vowed never to return. But she's always been a dutiful daughter, and cannot, even now, refuse her mother's request. Jezmeen has just been publicly fired from her television job, so the trip to India is a welcome break to help her pick up the pieces of her broken career. Shirina's in-laws are pushing her to make a pivotal decision about her married life; time away will help her decide whether to meekly obey, or to bravely stand up for herself for the first time. Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother, and their lives--and learn the real story behind the trip Rajni took with their Mother long ago--a momentous journey that resulted in Mum never being able to return to India again."--
  • The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters-- Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina-- were never close and barely got along growing up. As adults, they've grown even further apart. Rajni, a school principal is a stickler for order. Jezmeen, a struggling actress, fears her big break may never come. Shirina, the peacemaking "good" sister married into wealth and enjoys a picture-perfect life. On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother, and their lives. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
Making an obligatory pilgrimage to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out their mother's final rites, three estranged British-Punjabi sisters make unexpected discoveries about why their mother was forced to leave India
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
from publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10764064
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jaswal, Balli Kaur
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.J45
LC item number
U65 2019eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Women travelers
  • Panjabis (South Asian people)
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel, Balli Kaur Jaswal
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062645166
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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dced2866-07aa-41f4-a844-e45a2d7a98b5
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1099658005
  • on1099658005
  • 3199125
Label
The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters : a novel, Balli Kaur Jaswal
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062645166
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
dced2866-07aa-41f4-a844-e45a2d7a98b5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1099658005
  • on1099658005
  • 3199125

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