Two Good Summer Reads by the Pool

by Cathy on July 31, 2011 · 2 comments

in Ideas,Resources

If you are going to be outside these steamy hot days, the best place to be is preferably beside a swimming pool … with a good book in your hands. I’m enjoying Sisters of the Sari , which is about a technology company executive who travels to India on business and meets some amazing women. Here’s a review:

Like Eat, Pray, Love, only with a little less sex and a little more dysentery, Sisters of the Sari is an absorbing read. Baker writes with unabashed realism, reveling in the descriptions of opulent saris, filthy alleys, sweetened tea, and nerve-wracking traffic… an often funny, genuinely touching account of life in Chennai and the uncommon bond formed by two exceptional women  — Stephanie Turza, Booklist
Sisters of the Sari is somewhat true to life: It was written by Brenda Baker, who is a retired technology company executive who lives in India. She is a voracious reader with limited access to new books in India. After she devoured the books from the library in her Indian village, the librarian suggested she write her own book … so she did! Gotta love her gumption!
A thoroughly engrossing book! Next on my reading list is The Help. I’d love to read it before the movie comes out in mid-August so I better pick up the pace on my reading.
Have you read any good books this summer? Leave a comment because I’d love to add to my reading list.
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Brenda August 1, 2011 at 10:37 am

Glad you’re enjoying the read, Cathy – and enjoying the promotion to executive. My former bosses would be rolling on the floor.

Cathy August 5, 2011 at 1:43 am

Thanks, Brenda. So you weren’t an executive, only your main character was. Too funny! Well, in my book you are an executive — if you want to be!

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