The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters 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. Read The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters –

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters
  • Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • English
  • 19 December 2017
  • 0062645145

10 thoughts on “The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

  1. 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 After reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows and really enjoying it, I was so excited ...

  2. Ellen says:

    I loved this story of three sisters, Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina, making a pilgrimage outlined in detail by their dying mother as her last wish The sisters have had their ups and downs, as all sisters do, but their trip to India shows us as ...

  3. Sarah says:

    I was so excited to get an ARC of this at ALA Midwinter Got it the first day and started reading right away.If you liked Erotic stories for Punjabi widows , you will like this, too Some of the family dynamics parents adult kids, sisters, etc are similar, and of course the theme of immigrant parents and British born children If I were to describe this book, it would sound a lot like sort of general women s fiction, so it will definitely appeal to readers of that genre It also cont I was so excited to get an ARC of this at ALA Midwinter ...

  4. Donna says:

    An interesting, engaging read As directed by a dying mother s wish, three British born sisters embark on a pilgrimage to their mother s homeland, India However, this is not a heartwarming sister road trip India is uncomfortable and their mother s requested itinerary has them on a journey that none of them really want to take The author appears to want to paint arealistic picture of modern India than Bollywood conveys, complete with the negative side of family ties and a male dominated An interesting, engaging read As directed by a d...

  5. Robin says:

    Thank you William Morrow for the ARC written by the author of Erotic Stories of Punjabi Widows, this is the stories of three sisters on a pilgrimage to India, fulfilling their mother s dying wishes A glimpse into life in India and ...

  6. Chella says:

    Once again, Balli Kaur Jaswal proves herself to be a captivating and extraordinary writer Full of authentic characters with rich histories, individual voices, relatable struggles, and controversial dilemmas, this book manages to be a family portrait, a mystery, a drama, a cultural explorati...

  7. Lucy Dixon says:

    Part travelogue, part memoir, part fish out of water story, part sibling angst woven into cultural heritage, both good and bad I was surprised, or should I say educated, by some of the treatment of females still going on in the...

  8. Mary says:

    A solidly written, heartwarming story of three sisters who go an a pilgrimage to India to fulfill their mother s last wish Immersive in Indian customs and culture, this is a story of reconciling the past in order t...

  9. Milly Virus says:

    A wonderfully woven story following 3 sisters There are 3 girls in my family, and my oldest sister passed. But how sweet would it have been to take a pilgrimage of sorts with just the 3 of us My thanks to the great author

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