India’s political instability is the backdrop and catalyst for Maya’s awakening to the world. KARMA is the story of how a young woman, straddling two cultures and. Karma is the story of how she straddles two cultures, endures Karma. Front Cover. Cathy Ostlere. PRH Canada Young Readers, Mar It is , and fifteen-year-old Maya is on her way to India with her father. She carries with her the ashes of her mother, who has recently committed suicide, and .

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Filled with vivid imagery, Ostlere is able to bring the sights, the smells, ostlerr colors, the emotions, and the sounds that surround Maya and Sandeep to life.

This is a deeply romantic story of young love, passion, family, and trauma, where the evocative poetry serves to heighten the drama and suspense of the story.

A Novel in Verse. This book also shed light on historical events in India that I had no idea that they occurred. They story is very gripping. Read the entire list here. These deep blue skies. The actual plot was interesting and very well told. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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However in Maya’s POV their were a few chapters that were basically sentence that were awkwardly entered, and not so pretty. Books by Cathy Ostlere.


In stark contrast to the last novel I read, Blood Red Road, the dialogue flowed naturally and it was always apparent who was speaking even without quotation marks. Maya is the main character in this novel.

To escape the pressure from their families and to have a life together they emigrated to Canada. Maya, who is half Hindu and half Sikh, was born and raised in Elsinore, Canada. Jul 30, M.

He helped Maya and never left her, even when he knew the outcome would not be in his favor. If I was Maya in this book, I think that it would be difficult to understand how each culture is and how their way of life is but it would also be difficult to deal with the loss of somebody you love like Maya did in this book because she lost her father later o The book that I read was Karma, it is written by Cathy Ostlere.

With no job, no Indian community members with whom to find friendship, Matu was slowly driven mad.

Mar 13, AnQi rated it really liked it Shelves: When Maya and her father arrive in India Maya’s first visit a cultural war has begun where thousands of Sikh people are murdered. The denial of everything that happened by the government and so many people in the city is chilling, and leaves a lasting impression. Overall I actually kinda liked cqthy. Feb 02, Librarysteph rated it it was amazing.


Karma by Cathy Ostlere

The people were killed in a barbaric way, and the country ignored that it was happening. It hit all the right spots even before I had read the award-winning book. Is she from Indian background and what kind of research did she complete to write this novel? Anyway, I couldn’t be more pleased with the space you gave to Karma particularly showing how the poems cover the page.

It only took me a few days to read it. And how can one ever be certain?

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Is it like writing? For once you’ve dipped your toes in its first few lines, you’ll want to swim and drown in it and never come back again. I understand free verse is ostlete that: Karma – October karmx,Indira Gandhi is gunned down by two Sikh bodyguards. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Maya is separated from her father in Delhi’s riotous atmosphere and she escapes to Jodhpur leaving behind her life and her voice.

A diary and her mother’s ashes.