Giveaway Monday: The Beach at Galle Road

In celebration of this accomplished debut collection’s publication tomorrow, Giveaway Monday is your chance to win a copy of …

The Beach at Galle Road

by Joanna Luloff

Here’s what reviewers and early readers have to say:

“In her debut, Luloff weaves a montage of stories into a cohesive whole as she explores the roles of tradition and family and the destructive power of war through the lives of each character. With simplicity, the author, a former Peace Corps volunteer, gives voices to those who’ve been touched, however remotely, by a conflict that lasted for decades and destroyed the fabric of a country . . . Each story is subtly presented and, for the most part, disturbingly believable.”—Kirkus Reviews

“An engaging and thought-provoking collection of interconnected stories which shed a very personal light on the civil war in [Sri Lanka]. By means of her vibrant characters, the author conveys a real sense of the fragile state in which Sri Lanka existed during the nearly 25 years in which the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils fought for control of the government . . . Woven together, these stories reveal the realities behind the headlines, and provide a gripping read.”—Booklist

“In The Beach at Galle Road Joanna Luloff portrays, with exquisite passion and restraint, the troubled history of Sri Lanka. Writing from the point of view of young and old, Sri Lankans and Americans, civilians and soldiers, Luloff takes us deep into a country and a culture. Together these wonderful stories form an intricate web in which we, her readers, are happily caught. The Beach at Galle Road is a wise and profoundly moving debut.”—Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

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October 14, 2012
7:50 pm
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