The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters Epub The Unlikely Adventures Of The Shergill Sisters Balli Kaur Jaswal The Author Of The Reese Witherspoon Book Club Selection Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows Follows Her Acclaimed America Debut With This Life Affirming, Witty Family Drama An Indian This Is Where I Leave You About Three Punjabi Sisters Embarking On A Pilgrimage To Their Homeland To Lay Their Mother To Rest.The British Born Punjabi Shergill Sisters Rajni, Jezmeen, And Shirina Were Never Close And Barely Got Along Growing Up, And Now As Adults, Have Grown Even Further Apart Rajni, A School Principal Is A Stickler For Order Jezmeen, A Thirty Year Old Struggling Actress, Fears Her Big Break May Never Come Shirina, The Peacemaking Good Sister Married Into Wealth And Enjoys A Picture Perfect Life.On Her Deathbed, Their Mother Voices One Last Wish That Her Daughters Will Make A Pilgrimage Together To The Golden Temple In Amritsar To Carry Out Her Final Rites After A Trip To India With Her Mother Long Ago, Rajni Vowed Never To Return But She S Always Been A Dutiful Daughter, And Cannot, Even Now, Refuse Her Mother S Request Jezmeen Has Just Been Publicly Fired From Her Television Job, So The Trip To India Is A Welcome Break To Help Her Pick Up The Pieces Of Her Broken Career Shirina S In Laws Are Pushing Her To Make A Pivotal Decision About Her Married Life Time Away Will Help Her Decide Whether To Meekly Obey, Or To Bravely Stand Up For Herself For The First Time.Arriving In India, These Sisters Will Make Unexpected Discoveries About Themselves, Their Mother, And Their Lives And Learn The Real Story Behind The Trip Rajni Took With Their Mother Long Ago A Momentous Journey That Resulted In Mum Never Being Able To Return To India Again.The Unlikely Adventures Of The Shergill Sisters Is A Female Take On The Indian Travel Narrative I Was Curious About How Different The Trip Would Be If It Were Undertaken By Women, Who Are Vulnerable To Different Dangers In A Male Dominated Society, Balli Kaur Jaswal Writes I Also Wanted To Explore The Tensions Between Tradition And Modernity In Immigrant Communities, And Particularly How Those Tensions Play Out Among Women Like These Sisters, Who Are The First Generation To Be Raised Outside Of India Powerful, Emotionally Evocative, And Wonderfully Atmospheric, The Unlikely Adventures Of The Shergill Sisters Is A Charming And Thoughtful Story That Illuminates The Bonds Of Family, Sisterhood, And Heritage That Tether Us Despite Our Differences Funny And Heartbreaking, It Is A Reminder Of The Truly Important Things We Must Treasure In Our Lives.

Balli Kaur Jaswal s latest novel is The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters Harper Collins William Morrow Her previous novels include Inheritance, which won the Sydney Morning Herald s Best Young Australian Novelist Award, and Sugarbread, a finalist for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize and the Singapore Literature Prize Her third novel Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows was translated in

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  • Hardcover
  • 312 pages
  • The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters
  • Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • English
  • 26 October 2018
  • 9780062645142

10 thoughts on “The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

  1. Jennifer says:

    I also want you to experience the familiararity of our ancestrial state You girls are British, yes But all the generations of our family before you lived in India It is in your blood The language, the food, the way things are These things are not erased just because you grew up elsewhere Sisters Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina have been tasked with completing a week pilgrimage to India on behalf of their mother who deeply wanted to go when she was alive Their mother organized a list of places for them to visit as she suspected the experience would enrich them in a variety of ways Little did she know just how life changing this would be for her very lost daughters True to most books about sisters, they find themselves and each other in the process.I so enjoyed The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters I loved watching these three women navigate their family s country as first time visitors This created a fascinating element where the sisters could confront negative cultural expectations while simultaneously understand how a male dominated environment might have impacted their mother and the other women in their family Oh, insight How lovely thou art Themes related to family, tradition, gender inequality, and taking control of one s life created an interesting and engaging reading experience that is just as humorous as it is heartwarming I hope you have a chance to read it Check it out My favorite quote A sunrise is something that you shouldn...

  2. Berit☀️✨ says:

    beautifully told this story was bursting with culture, family dynamics, and love Balli Kuar Jaswal completely captivated me with this engaging story about these three dynamic sisters I felt as though I was wisked away to India along with the Shergill Sisters Jaswal s writing is so descriptive, she made the characters and the setting pop off the pages Seriously when I was done with this book I felt as though I knew these characters and had been on this pilgrimage with them Some books you read, some books you experience, this book was the latter Sisters Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina are not terribly close, in fact they don t necessarily like one another BUT it is their mother s dying wish that they take a pilgrimage to India together The sisters are all hesitant, they each have things going on in their own lives, but how can they deny their mother her dying wish What transpires is a remarkable journey of self discovery, sisterly bonding, and forgiveness These sisters started off this journey as complete stra...

  3. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Five amazing sisterhood of the traveling in saris stars Nameste I found a real gem A sweet, inspirational, heartwarming book I loved this kind of book no matter what s your gender, nationality, religion, culture, race you have, it embraces you tightly and make you feel deeply for the characters It doesn t only serve to your mind, it does also feed your soul and empower your spirit Three sisters with different perspectives, life choices and characteristic qualities who barely stand each other take a pilgrimage trip to India for ensuring the final wishes of their mother It seems like the mother s bucket list has a crucial purpose to bring the sisters back together and solve their past time regrets and issues with each other Rajni, eldest sister, married, has 18 years old son and soon to be grandmother, authoritative, doubtful, withdrawn, still has hurt feelings for her sister Jezmeen.Jezmeen, unsuccessful actress suffering from social media attacks because of a viral video which probably ends...

  4. PorshaJo says:

    Gotta DNF this one It s just boring I m a number of hours into it and it s just a lot of petty squabbling with the sisters I just don t care to read any or listen I loved this authors last book, but this one isn t for me And sticking to my rule.don t read books you have no interest in any.

  5. Resh (The Book Satchel) says:

    Loved it Rating 4.5 starsI expected something along the lines of Erotic stories for Punjabi widows But this was gold It captures the not so close sisters who are on a pilgrimage to fulfill their mother s death bed wish.The scenes of the British sisters adapting to the land of their parents had both hilarious and thoughtful moments Old grudges and secrets surface and there are talks about sex, wife swapping Punjabi couples, young man older woman trope, detective trailing of prospective brides, tradition vs modernity, activism, breaking through the entertainment industry, viral videos, lassi and other Indian drinks masqueraded as exotic stuff and described so in over ador...

  6. Sahitya says:

    After reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows and really enjoying it, I was so excited to receive the ARC for this one This book turned out to be quite different from what I was expecting but it was nevertheless, a very interesting read.Rajni is the eldest sister, a school principal who likes rules and everything to be in an orderly fashion However, she was not always like this and things that happened in her past completely changed her attitude and now when things are again uncertain in her life, she is not sure how to handle everything Jezmeen is a struggling actress who s just lost her job and gone infamously viral She also has always been a rebel and resists every attempt by Rajni to follow their pilgrimage schedule and resents her sister for being so strict Shirina has always tried to be the perfect daughter but felt too invisible in her own home and being scared of any confrontations has left her as the person who always adjusts and makes sure everyone else is happy I could relate to some parts of each of these sisters and it made the reading experience quite surreal sometim...

  7. Lata says:

    I loved this story about three sisters and their fractious, discordant relationships, which are on full display during their trip to India after their mother s death.Before dying, the sisters mother insisted her daughters make a pilgrimage in India for her, planning out their itinerary Each sister only very reluctantly agrees to this trip, partially because of their feelings towards each other, and partially because of how their own lives are progressing, or not Each woman has secrets she s anxious to keep from the other two for example, a eldest sister Rajni s wayward 18 year old son and her reasons behind her desperate need to control every person she knows and situation she s in b Middle sister Jezmeen s acting career is going nowhere, and after an embarrassing incident captured by bystanders, appears to have torpedoed it, but is still looking to make it big Youngest sister Shirina appears to be the one most on top of her life, living in Australia with a rich husband and seeming happy Unlike this author s Punjabi Widows story, there isn t much humour here There s a lot of anger and frustration, both amongst the sisters, and towards their mother, and the expectations she raised them with As the sisters attempt to make the...

  8. Kate ☀️ Olson says:

    free review copy Travel sisters some secrets to unravel a captivating and heartwarming story I loved Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows and enjoyed this one just as much.

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  10. Anna Luce says:

    3 starsAn absorbing start gives way to an increasingly frustrating reiteration of the same arguments which provided little character development Grief came to her like a series of aftershocks every time she thought she had moved on, something new reminded her of Mum The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters started well enough We are introduced to three sisters who are leading different lives and are not particularly close to one another There is the serious older sister Rajni married and with an eighteen year old son , the loud middle sister whose career as an actress is having downs than ups , and Shirina the youngest and most subdued of the sisters who currently lives with her husband and his husband in Australia The three embark on a pilgrimage of sorts after their mother s death who in her last letter to them lists the places they should visit during their journey.The unfriendly dynamics between the sisters are apparent from before they reach India Resentment, jealousy, and misunderstandings abound All three sisters happen to have a big secret that they are keeping from the others and from the narratorshoweve...

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