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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library MIST (Text) 33294000841668 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -
100 Mile House Branch MIS (Text) 33923003115783 General Fiction Volume hold Available -
Beaver Valley Public Library F MIS (Text) 0041537 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Creston Public Library FIC MIS (Text) CPL027555 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Fort St John Public Library AF MIS (Text) 35211000271850 ADULT Fiction Volume hold Checked out 07/25/2018
Houston Public Library F MIS (Text) 35150001413378 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Lac La Hache Branch MIS (Text) 33923002961849 General Fiction Volume hold Available -
Mackenzie Public Library MIS (Text) 35192000019558 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
McBride Fic Mis (Text) 35191000025508 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Nakusp Public Library FIC MIS (Text) 35160000384520 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780771060526 :
  • ISBN: 0771060521
  • ISBN: 140003065X (Vintage pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0771060548 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780771060526
  • ISBN: 0771060521 :
  • ISBN: 9780771060540 (trade pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: 603 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1995, 1997.

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General Note:
"CBC Books Giller of all Gillers".
Summary, etc.:
In 1975, in an unidentified Indian city, Mrs. Dina Dalal, a financially pressed Parsi widow in her early 40s sets up a sweatshop of sorts in her ramshackle apartment. Determined to remain financially independent and to avoid a second marriage, she takes in a boarder and two Hindu tailors to sew dresses for an export company. As the four share their stories, then meals, then living space, human kinship prevails and the four become a kind of family, despite the lines of caste, class, and religion. When tragedy strikes, their cherished, newfound stability is threatened, and each character must face a difficult choice in trying to salvage their relationships.
Subject: Apartment houses > India > Fiction.
City and town life > India > Fiction.
Giller Prize winners.
India > History > 1947- > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Canadian fiction.
Topic Heading: Oprah's book club

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