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He Prime Minister’s death It is into this chaos that sixteen year old Maya and her Sikh father Amar arrive from their home in Canada India’s political instability is the backdrop and catalyst for Maya’s awakening to the worl.

REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Cathy Ostlere’s second book KARMA a novel in verse grew from her travels through India in the year Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards KARMA's story of two teenagers who fall in love while fighting to stay alive is a moving and turbulent narrative based on real historical events Cathy's first book LOST A MEMOIR began as a series of poems and essays I.

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  • Shona

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleI found Karma to be a relatively compelling read in which the author made some intriguing choices particularly mirroring the conflict in India in 1984 with the main characters own heritage On that basis it was enlightening and worth the time it took to read it The fact that that the author was present in India for a short visit at the time period in uestion adds some credibility to the historical aspects of the narrative but I still found myself uncomfortable with the idea that it had been written by someone so far removed from that culture The characters voice judgements of the Indian culture that struck me as the authors voice rather than authentic to the characters that she had cr


  • Cindy

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy Ostle Karma is a moving fictionalization of the horrific 1984 massacre of Sikhs in India told through verse and from the perspective of a teenage Canadian girl Some lines while tender and emotive seemed a bit clichéd to me Dear MayaLife is an illusionAnd as it turns out so is deathWhat is realWhat remains when we all fade awayTwo things Love ForgivenessDon't forgetAs a whole though this is an amazing book in its characterization and its unflinching willingness to explore complex themes Definitely recommended


  • Jessica J

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleGoodness this book was uite fascinating This book was a bit choppy in my opinion because the book was written as several poems which forms a story


  • Terri

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleI have read some great multicultural pieces this summer that I can't wait to booktalk in the fall Karma by Cathy Ostlere is one such novel The piece takes place in India from late October 1984 through late December 1984 with flashbacks to earlier in the main character's life If you are familiar with your history you know that on October 31 1984 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated in her garden by two of her Sykh bodyguards as revenge for the attack on the Sykh's holy Golden Temple This in turn led to riots where many the numbers are disputed Sykhs were brutally murdered by Hindus to avenge Gandhi's death By December of that year Sykhs


  • Book Concierge

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleMaya and her father are going from Canada to New Dehli to spread her mother’s ashes They arrive however on the same day as Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two of her guards Maya and her father are separated in the riots that ensue and she must disguise herself and ultimately rely on Sandeep a boy she’s just met to keep her safe and see that she gets home


  • Marcie

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleKarma is defined as action seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results good or bad either in this life or in reincarnation This is the main theme woven through


  • Deanna Day

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleVerse novel young adult culture historical fictionI enjoy learning about countries and cultures through fiction I am interested in finding out about the author Ostlere Is she from Indian background and what kind of research did she complete to write this novel Set in 1984 when India's prime minister is killed and religious genocides occurMaya fifteen years old is growing up in Canada where her parents immigrated to from India Her father is Sikh and her mother is Hindu completely different religious beliefs Her mother longs to return to Canada but her father won't hear of it Sadly her mother finally returns in an urn When Maya and her father arrive in India Maya's first visit a cultural war has begun where


  • Kevin Kuehn

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleHistorical fiction written as narrative poetry Definitely a first for me but wow This book is compelling and rich In both a historical and personal context this book touches on so much of the beauty and heartbreak of India The story of Maya Jiva and Sandeep is a love story It's a drama It's a comedy It's a tragedy It is clear that Cathy Ostlere has spent in India and the way that she captures her experiences through her characters is very real A strong recommendation for everybody and especially if you have spent are or planning to spend any time in India


  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleI haven't read a novel told in verse for so long this came as a pleasant surprise not what I expected but I'm enjoying it so far I imagine Dev Patel as Sandeep and Freida Pinto as MayaMāyā means illusion or accurately a delusion Though given two names as a daughter for two parents from different religions she always favored the name her Hindu mother has given her Maya Her Sikh name given by her father is Jiva which means soulMaya is a Canadian with an Indian family a Hindu mother who commits suicide because she misses India and a father who plucks her from all that is a familiar and thrusts her into a 1984 war between Sikh and Hindus where she is orphaned and lostSandeep is a desert boy the moment he sees the silent sad Maya knows that she is his mirageThe story is filled with love hate hope despair courage and weakness grief and happiness But the ending is bittersweet yet filled with hope


  • Christopher

    REVIEW Karma by Cathy Ostlere 107 Karma by Cathy OstleIt seems like all of young adult literature is being written in verse nowadays This is at least the fifth book I've read this month written in verse yet Karma is by far the best of the lot Set against the backdrop of the assassination of Indira Gandhi and the riots between the Sikhs Hindus that followed Karma tells the story of JivaMaya a Canadian Indian girl forced