December Book Club: The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal


Date: Sunday, December 15

Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm 

Host: Jessica Lewis '67

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The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters is a female take  on the Indian travel narrative. "I was curious about how different the trip would be if it were undertaken by women, who are vulnerable to different dangers in a male-dominated society," Balli Kaur Jaswal writes. "I also wanted to explore the tensions between tradition and modernity in immigrant communities, and particularly  how those tensions play out among women like these sisters, who are the first generation to be raised outside of India." Powerful, emotionally evocative, and wonderfully atmospheric, the book is a charming and thoughtful story that illuminates the bonds of family, sisterhood, and heritage that tether us despite our differences. Funny and heartbreaking, it is a reminder of the truly important things we must treasure in our lives.

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