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Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad
Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad | Krystal A. Sital
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An eloquent new Caribbean literary voice reveals the hidden trauma and fierce resilience of one Trinidadian family. Krystal A. Sital grew up idolizing her grandfather, a wealthy Hindu landowner in Trinidad. Yet when he fell into a coma in 2006, Sitals grandmother seemed shockingly indifferent to the possibility of his death. With her grandfather incapacitated, Sital at last learns the truth about the terror he inflicted for decades on her mother and grandmother, and three generations of women draw closer as they share long-held secrets about their familys past. As she explores the character of their tyrannical patriarch, Sital begins to see through the islands tranquil surface and vivid tropical landscape to the violence, suppression, and racial tensions that permeate the history of Trinidad. On the islands coffee plantations, in its growing cities, and in the familys new home in America, Secrets We Kept explores universal themes of love and cruelty, poverty and ambition, resilience and finding peace with the past.
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Bookfan3
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The true story of the lives of three generations ofTrinidadian women. The author reflects on the lives of her mother and grandmother, and the hardships each faced. Interesting.

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jploves2read
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Really well-written family saga. Overall I loved the writing. Some things left me breathless. I now want to travel to Trinidad. This book has left me with some things to think about. I lost my copy so thanks to Bermuda National Library. 🙂

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jploves2read
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I thought I lost my reading mojo but this sucked me in very quickly. Here‘s hoping that it remains a good read. 🙂

SW-T Glad you still have your reading mojo! Happy reading 😊 3y
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Lacythebookworm
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Received this in my library mail from Norton. Trinidadian family history - sign me up 👍📚

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