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The Resource Beloved strangers : a memoir, Maria Chaudhuri

Beloved strangers : a memoir, Maria Chaudhuri

Label
Beloved strangers : a memoir
Title
Beloved strangers
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Maria Chaudhuri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of Maria Chaudhuri's early memories growing up in Dhaka was planning to run away with her friend Nadia. Home was not an especially unhappy place, but in Maria's family, joy was ephemeral. With a mother who yearned for the mountains and the solitariness and freedom to pursue her own dreams and career, and a charismatic but distant father who found it difficult to express emotion, they were never able to hold on to happiness for very long. Maria studied the Holy Book and said her daily prayers, yet struggled to reconcile her inner self with her faith and her family. She dreamed, like her mother, of unstitching the seam of her life. Her neighbor, Bablu, both excited and repulsed Maria by showing her a yellowing pornographic magazine, but Mala, a girl her own age who came to work in their house, with her wise eyes and wicked smile, made Maria dizzy with longing. When she moved to New England to attend college at eighteen Maria faced new opportunities and challenges, including meeting Yameen, a man who lived in Jersey City and wooed her, but was not what he seemed... From Dhaka to Jersey City, Beloved Strangers is a candid and moving account of growing up and a meditation on why people leave their homes and why they sometimes find it difficult to return. This unforgettable memoir will resonate with anyone carving out a place for herself in the world, straddling two cultures while trying to find a place to belong"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • April 15, 2014
  • April 01, 2014
  • March 31, 2014
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Booklist Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaudhuri, Maria
Dewey number
  • 305.8914/126073092
  • B
  • 920.9/3058914126073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.B13
LC item number
C47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaudhuri, Maria
  • Bangladeshi Americans
  • Coming of age
  • Immigrants
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Muslims
  • Transnationalism
  • Young women
  • Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Jersey City (N.J.)
Label
Beloved strangers : a memoir, Maria Chaudhuri
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/229/9781620406229/image/lgcover.9781620406229.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Saving Grace -- Fallen -- Beloved Strangers -- Deep End -- Sweet, Sour and Bitter -- Epilogue
Control code
BRD2013041951
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781620406229
Lccn
2013041951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620406229
  • (OCoLC)853310309
Label
Beloved strangers : a memoir, Maria Chaudhuri
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/229/9781620406229/image/lgcover.9781620406229.jpg
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Saving Grace -- Fallen -- Beloved Strangers -- Deep End -- Sweet, Sour and Bitter -- Epilogue
Control code
BRD2013041951
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781620406229
Lccn
2013041951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620406229
  • (OCoLC)853310309

Library Locations

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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