Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Conch Bearer: A Novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Action and adventure are combined in this exotic, compelling fantasy set in contemporary India. - SBCL

Challenges await twelve-year-old Anand, accompanied by a mysterious man and a headstrong street child, whose task is to return a conch shell that possesses mystical power to its home in the Himalayas, hundreds of miles away. The exotic journey draws on the setting of India's culture, is devoted to peacefulness, and affords a glimpse of the lad's growth and maturation in an intriguing and suspenseful adventure. - CDE

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