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The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters: A Novel
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters: A Novel | Balli Kaur Jaswal
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Moray_Reads
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Pickpick

Another enjoyable story from Jaswal. She always shows family and cultural tensions with clarity, complexity and humour and balances every day dramas with big-hitting issues.

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Moray_Reads
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#Currentllyreading and enjoying this story about three very different #sisters completing a pilgrimage to India for their recently-passed mother and confronting issues of family, marriage, culture, women's rights. It's full of difficult relationships and complex characters. #SoulSeptember

Heideschrampf Did you read erotic stories too? 3w
Moray_Reads @Heideschrampf I did. This one isn't as funny but it tackles similar issues. The family dynamics are very well done 3w
Eggs 💗👏🏻🤗👏🏻💗 3w
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JSW
Mehso-so

Cheesy but sweet. Very much a soap opera of a book. Quick read for your last few beach days.

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Jen2
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Pickpick

Lovely story!!!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 1mo
Copwithabook Nice cover 1mo
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suvata
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ModernMrsDarcy.com Summer 2019 Reading List

I love books about other cultures. I mean, I pretty much know how things work in America but, I‘m completely fascinated by stories that delve into people from India, Japan, China, Africa, Russia, etc. The more I read about our differences, the more I appreciate our sameness.

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Preciouz29
Pickpick

Loved this so much!!! I loved the family dynamics, which I think anyone with siblings can relate to, and the cultural insight.

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Lindy
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Three Sikh sisters who don‘t exactly get along spend ten days travelling together in India in order to fulfill their mother‘s last wishes. All three have things they don‘t want to talk about, but these secrets get revealed and all is well by the conclusion. A feel-good #audiobook that addresses some serious issues. I also enjoyed the narration by Soneela Nankani and Deepti Gupta.

RaimeyGallant Really engaging artwork. 2mo
Lindy @RaimeyGallant I agree. 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts I‘m stacking this for Audible 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts 😊👍 2mo
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janeycanuck
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Managed some balcony reading time in this round of #24in48!

Fifth book finished, very enjoyable. Not as funny as Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows but a tighter story with less subplots that go nowhere. I hope she keeps writing!

Book 6 for #14books14weeks

Megabooks This is such a great book! 2mo
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Lindy
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My first adventure with cooking burdock took place while listening to the tagged book. The root was peeled, julienned, then sautéed with soy sauce, mirin & sugar. Served with toasted sesame seeds. Very tasty. Anyone have a favourite burdock recipe?
#audiocooking

SW-T Never cooked it but I like Fentiman‘s Dandelion & Burdock soda 😋 https://www.amazon.com/Fentimans-Natural-Soda-Dandelion-Burdock/dp/B003NBOJVE 2mo
Lindy @mhillis Thanks for the recipe link. I will make that salad for supper because I still have one root left uncooked and I‘m going to be away for a week starting tomorrow. 👍 2mo
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Lindy @SW-T Oh! I forgot about using it as a tea or beverage. I like that soda too. 👯‍♂️ 2mo
mhillis @Lindy It might be good with a little cucumber too! Hope you like it!! 2mo
Lindy @mhillis Yes, I liked it. Thanks for the idea of using it in salad! The only thing I kept the same as the recipe was julienned cooked burdock, however. 🤪Other ingredients: romaine lettuce, baby zucchini, avocado, blueberries, lots of dill, plus oil and lemon juice dressing. 2mo
mhillis @Lindy That sounds delicious! Fusion cuisine 🤣 2mo
Lindy @mhillis 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts Great pic 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts Those roots are so dramatic, so long and skinny. I can‘t imagine the effort it must take to dig them up, yet they cost less than $2 each. 2mo
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Amandajoy
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Rainy morning on the porch with a new book. Tried starting this last night but only got this far before I fell asleep. Good morning Littens!

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MallenNC
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These are all the books I finished in June! I am almost done with the next book in Louise Penny‘s series but it will have to wait for July. The tagged book was my favorite of the month.

HeatherBookNerd I loved Erotic Stories. Looking forward to the Sisters! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fabulous reads! 💖📖💖 3mo
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Fridameetslucy
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I‘m bailing on this one. It‘s a little too light and slow going. I feel badly but I‘m getting psyched for my summer reading group books ...

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BookInMyHands
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The Shergill sisters didn‘t have a happy childhood in England, and they didn‘t get along growing up. When their mother dies she leaves them with her last wish- a list of all the places they must go together in India.

Life is complicated for the three sisters. They lead vastly different lives with only their unhappy past in common. But perhaps what they all need the most is each other.

#readingwomenofcolor2019

Megabooks I liked this, too! 3mo
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Fridameetslucy
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About to begin this book. Her first book , especially the audible performance of it, held my interest. Hope this one does too.

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Jas16
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It took me awhile to get into this audiobook but I ended up really liking this story of three not very close sisters sent to India on pilgrimage by their late mother. Each of them has something going on in her personal life that she is keeping from the others and they all need to make peace with their past as sisters. I was not equally invested in each of their stories but I am a sucker for stories about siblings and this was great on audio.

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Megabooks
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It starts out as a #cruelsummer in India as three sisters from England and Australia gather to follow a final pilgrimage outlined by their dead mother to bring her ashes back to India.

As far as a light, “women‘s fiction” dramaedy, it works. Each sister comes with a secret and a need for help from the other two. It‘s fairly fast-paced and enjoyable. 4⭐️

#songsofsummer

OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 4mo
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MallenNC
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Another great book by Balli Kaur Jaswal! The cover and the title make it seem like this is going to be a quirky travel novel, but like her last book it has more layers than that. All three of the sisters have secrets they're dealing with, on top of their mother's passing. The book takes its time letting the other sisters into these. I liked going along with them and how it all turned out.

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MallenNC
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#Summertime is reading season for me! I have a reduced schedule at work and (slightly) fewer distractions! This is my current read and I‘m hoping to finish it today. #SongsofSummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Is it good?! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Did you read the author‘s Erotic Stories book? And if so, was it good? 4mo
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I like it so far. There‘s an interesting dynamic between the sisters. 4mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Yes I did read it and I liked it very much! It was more serious than the title implies. 4mo
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Megabooks
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I‘m enjoying this plot, and I like the dynamic among the sisters, but the constant switching among minds in the third person omniscient voice is about to kill me. I don‘t mind if it changes chapter-to-chapter, but this every few paragraphs is really souring me to the book. 😕

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Megabooks
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When the holds come in, they all come in at once. Library rule No. 1! Really excited about this novel. A little #coverlove, too.

MallenNC This just came in for me too! Along with several others. Like you said, that‘s the way of library holds. 4mo
Megabooks @MallenNC Yea! 👍🏻 I‘ve got to put some of my other holds on hold! 😂 4mo
QueenJen I, too, have fallen victim to this phenomenon! 4 ebooks and I book so far since Tuesday night. 4mo
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Megabooks @QueenJen I hope you have a lot of chances to read this weekend! 4mo
PatienceFortitude Holds are powered by Murphy‘s Law. They taught me that in Librarian School 😇 4mo
QueenJen @Megabooks Thank you! Me too! 😉 4mo
Megabooks @PatienceFortitude smart school! 4mo
janeycanuck I just picked a copy of this up! It‘s on my #14books14weeks stack, can‘t wait to get to it 😊 4mo
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Lmstraubie
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Currently on #audio

Lmstraubie @Caterina I'm enjoying it as much as that one. I love her characters. 4mo
Caterina Oh good! I'll have to get my hands on this one too! 4mo
Lmstraubie @Caterina The #audiobook is great. I love a British accent 😬 4mo
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GirlWellRead
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Jaswal's writing is powerful, yet thoughtful, and of course, charming. What amazes me how she can shine a spotlight on issues that Indian women face, but is so graceful and engaging, striking the perfect tone. Another gem!

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MarthaG
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Currently reading. I enjoyed Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows so I think I‘ll like this.

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Sassy_Steph
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Great story! I love of a good story about the relationship between sisters!!! Can‘t wait for what this author has in store for us next!!! Give it a try!!

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BookishMarginalia
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Another fun read. Although I found the pace slower —and the characters less quirky— than the Punjabi Widows, I enjoyed following the three Shergill sisters in their quest to fulfill their mom‘s last request: a pilgrimage to India.

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Sassy_Steph

Grabbed this one at my book store yesterday, I‘ve only read the prologue and I‘m already pulled in! I already had two good books on the go but this one is just so new and pretty!!

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Birdsong28
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On #Netgalley @GingerAntics I know you like this author. 📚📖

GingerAntics Yes I do. Is my excitement for this book well placed? 5mo
RachelO I really enjoyed 5mo
Birdsong28 @GingerAntics It is! Get it on Netgalley so you don't have to wait! 😁📚📖 5mo
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BookAlongBlog
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4/5🌟
I thought this was a cute and lighter read. I found this got off to a bit of a slow start but picked up nicely once learning more about the sisters individually. And then watching them work through their emotional baggage makes you keep reading. Sibling angst intertwined with culture and tradition made for intriguing characters. I was captivated by the setting. It gives a very real impression of India and the culture there.
#bookreview

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derr.liz
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Three sisters embark on a pilgrimage to India upon their mother's dying wish. Each sister is hiding something from the others and the trip tests their values and relationships.

I felt that I got to know each sister so well thanks to great character development. This book was a good reminder that we don't always know the story behind why someone behaves the way they do. Though I didn't love it as much as ESFPW, still a pick!