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Monsoon summer: A Novel

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"By the award-winning author of East of the Sun, an epic love story moving from England to India, about the forbidden love between a young Indian doctor and an English midwife. Oxfordshire, 1947. Kit Smallwood, hiding a painful secret and exhausted from nursing soldiers during the Second World War, escapes to Wickam Farm where her friend is setting up a charity sending midwives to the Moonstone Home in South India. Then Kit meets Anto, an Indian doctor finishing his medical training at Oxford. But Kit's light skinned mother is in fact Anglo-Indian with secrets of her own, and Anto is everything she does not want for her daughter. Despite the threat of estrangement, Kit is excited for the future, hungry for adventure, and deeply in love. She and Anto secretly marry and set off for South India--where Kit plans to run the maternity hospital she's helped from afar. But Kit's life in India does not turn out as she imagined. Anto's large, traditional family wanted him to marry an Indian bride and find it hard to accept Kit. Their relationship under immense strain, Kit's job is also fraught with tension as they both face a newly independent India, where riots have left millions dead and there is deep-rooted suspicion of the English. In a rapidly changing world, Kit's naivete is to land her in a frightening and dangerous situation... Based on true accounts of European midwives in India, Monsoon Summer is a powerful story of secrets, the nature of home, the comforts and frustrations of family, and how far we'll go to be with those we love"--
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subject_facetAnglo-Indians -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
India -- History -- 1947- -- Fiction
Interracial marriage -- Fiction
Love stories
Midwives -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- England -- Fiction
Physicians -- Fiction
Social conflict -- Fiction
title_displayMonsoon summer
title_fullMonsoon Summer A Novel
Monsoon summer / Julia Gregson
title_shortMonsoon summer
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAnglo-Indians
Family secrets
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Interracial marriage
Literature
Midwives
Mothers and daughters
Physicians
Romance
Social conflict