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- ISBN: 9781416590590
- ISBN: 1416590595
- Physical Description: 360 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
- Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2011.
In 1947, an American anthropologist named Martin Mitchell wins a Fulbright Fellowship to study in India. He travels there with his wife, Evie, and his son, determined to start a new chapter in their lives. Upon the family's arrival, though, they are forced to stay in a small village due to violence surrounding Britain's imminent departure from India. It is there, hidden behind a brick wall in their colonial bungalow, that Evie discovers a packet of old letters that tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the very same house in 1857.
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- Baker & Taylor
In 1947, as Britain loses its grip on India, Evie Mitchell and her husband and son are forced to hole up in a small Indian village, where Evie discovers a cache of letters that leads her to the compelling story of two 19th-century Englishwomen--and evidence of a dark secret her husband has been hiding. By the author of
The Book of Unholy Mischief . 75,000 first printing.
- Baker & Taylor
In 1947, as Britain loses its grip on India, Evie Mitchell and her husband and son are forced to hole up in a small Indian village, where Evie discovers a cache of letters that leads her to the compelling story of two nineteenth-century Englishwomen.
- Simon and Schuster
A sweeping novel that brings to life two love stories, ninety years apart, set against the rich backdrop of war-torn India.
In 1947, American historian and veteran of WWII, Martin Mitchell, wins a Fulbright Fellowship to document the end of British rule in India. His wife, Evie, convinces him to take her and their young son along, hoping a shared adventure will mend their marriage, which has been strained by war.
But other places, other wars. Martin and Evie find themselves stranded in a colonial bungalow in the Himalayas due to violence surrounding the partition of India between Hindus and Muslims. In that house, hidden behind a brick wall, Evie discovers a packet of old letters, which tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the same house in 1857.
Drawn to their story, Evie embarks on a mission to piece together her Victorian mystery. Her search leads her through the bazaars and temples of India as well as the dying society of the British Raj. Along the way, Martin’s dark secret is exposed, unleashing a new wedge between Evie and him. As India struggles toward Independence, Evie struggles to save her marriage, pursuing her Victorian ghosts for answers.
Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Calcutta and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love.