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On Sal Mal Lane In the tradition of In the Time of the Butterflies and The Kite Runner a tender evocative novel about the years leading up to the Sri Lankan civil war A Library Journal Best Indie Fiction of A

  • Title: On Sal Mal Lane
  • Author: Ru Freeman
  • ISBN: 9781555976767
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sal Mal Lane By Ru Freeman, In the tradition of In the Time of the Butterflies and The Kite Runner, a tender, evocative novel about the years leading up to the Sri Lankan civil war A Library Journal Best Indie Fiction of 2013 A Largehearted Boy Best Book of the Year On the day the Herath family moves in, Sal Mal Lane is still a quiet street, disturbed only by the cries of the children whose triumIn the tradition of In the Time of the Butterflies and The Kite Runner, a tender, evocative novel about the years leading up to the Sri Lankan civil war A Library Journal Best Indie Fiction of 2013 A Largehearted Boy Best Book of the Year On the day the Herath family moves in, Sal Mal Lane is still a quiet street, disturbed only by the cries of the children whose triumphs and tragedies sustain the families that live there As the neighbors adapt to the newcomers in different ways, the children fill their days with cricket matches, romantic crushes, and small rivalries But the tremors of civil war are mounting, and the conflict threatens to engulf them all In a heartrending novel poised between the past and the future, the innocence of the children a beloved sister and her overprotective siblings, a rejected son and his twin sisters, two very different brothers contrasts sharply with the petty prejudices of the adults charged with their care In Ru Freeman s masterful hands, On Sal Mal Lane, a story of what was lost to a country and her people, becomes a resounding cry for reconciliation.
    On Sal Mal Lane, by Ru Freeman The New York Times Jun , On Sal Mal Lane takes place over the five years auguring Sri Lanka s year civil war, and Freeman brings the particularities of that strife to vivid life, even if only Mr On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman Apr , On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman is a truly beautiful book It is set in Sri Lanka between the years and when there was a great amount of civil unrest and tension among different religious and ethnic communities. On Sal Mal Lane A Novel Ru Freeman Jun , On Sal Mal Lane is a finely wrought sculpture of the capillary systems by which nihilism and violence travel from the political realm to the intimate, and back again. Summary and reviews of On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman The information about On Sal Mal Lane shown above was first featured in The BookBrowse Review BookBrowse s online magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high profile books publishing in the coming weeks In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. On Sal Mal Lane Ru Freeman Books Jun , On Sal Mal Lane examines the tensions in Sri Lanka in the years leading up to the Civil War through the lens of the inhabitants of Sal Mal Lane, especially the children I found that this was a really effective way to tell the story and while there are dark times there are also moments when kids are just being kids and discovering who they are and who they hope to become. On Sal Mal Lane Graywolf Press Ru Freeman is the author of On Sal Mal Lane and A Disobedient Girl An activist and journalist whose work appears internationally, she calls both Sri Lanka and America home An activist and journalist whose work appears internationally, she calls both Sri Lanka and America home. On Sal Mal Lane A Novel by Ru Freeman, Paperback Barnes On Sal Mal Lane is a finely wrought sculpture of the capillary systems by which nihilism and violence travel from the political realm to the intimate, and back again. Aitana Nada Sale Mal YouTube May , Nada Sale Mal, disponible en el lbum Spoiler Letra Lyrics Hoy te propongo que seas mo Pero no s por cuento tiempo Yo la verdad no he decidido si es para On Sal Mal Lane A Novel Walmart Free day shipping Buy On Sal Mal Lane A Novel at Walmart On Sal Mal Lane House of Anansi Press May , Set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war, Ru Freeman s epic novel explores the lives of the diverse families that live on Sal Mal Lane and the heartbreaking ways this once harmonious community turns on one another with the country on the brink of war.

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    1. This was a slow book for me which isn t a bad thing at all I m just used to reading faster Some of my favorite books including English Patient, Possession, Middlesex were slow reads too I think sometimes it s good for a reader to be forced to slow down a bit This one started off slow, as the first part of the book is character driven than plot driven By the last third or so, it s definitely plot driven and the story moves rapidly and this, in my opinion, was the strongest part of the book This [...]

    2. On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman is both stunningly beautiful and at the same time deeply sad, but above all takes the reader to places most have not been and this reader knew little about, life leading up to the Sri Lankan civil war Freeman s writing is beautiful, almost poetic at times, even with such a heavy topic, the characters will imprint themselves on the reader and Freeman easily transport the reader back in time to Sri Lanka allowing the reader to view life through several well rounded, f [...]

    3. a sweet and bittersweet story a compelling read about the innocence of youth, with the backdrop of social unrest in Sri Lanka in the early 1980 s and its roots, yet again, in British imperialism and its impact on those children the author builds a multi layered scenario where various families on the street live and navigate their own and their neighbors ethnic and religious stakes I was awed by how seemingly simple and innocent passages set the stage for and depicted deeper and dangerous actions [...]

    4. Sal Mal Lane is a dead end street in the capitol of Sri Lanka On that street live people of different religions and ethnicities Sinhalese, Tamils, Burghers, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Lansis So far, on the surface they get along but a storm is brewing in the country and, with authorial intrusion, we know that things, will turn violent with time.The children of Sal Mal Lane are the focus of this delightful novel The Heruth children star in this book There is Rashmi who is perfect in her stu [...]

    5. This novel is set in Sri Lanka from 1979 to 1983, a time of civil unrest and revolution on this island nation At the center of Freeman s tale is the Herath family and their neighbors on a short street, Sal Mal Lane, in the nation s capitol Colombo In telling their story, Freeman is able to show on multiple levels the growth of societal dischord in Sri Lanka Much of the book concerns the children of Sal Mal Lane and their relationships with one another Their interactions can be distilled into a s [...]

    6. In Ru Freeman s On Sal Mal Lane, several families live on a quiet lane in Columbo in Sri Lanka in the years just before and during the political upheaval, riots and deaths of the early 1980s One family lacks rancor and is filled with music, sincerity, with hopes and dreams Anther family is fueled by anger and alcohol, with unspoken yearning.As these and other families who call Sal Mal Lane home celebrate their holidays, share food and games, and bring each other into their lives, missed opportun [...]

    7. On Sal Mal Lane examines the tensions in Sri Lanka in the years leading up to the Civil War 1979 1983 through the lens of the inhabitants of Sal Mal Lane, especially the children I found that this was a really effective way to tell the story and while there are dark times there are also moments when kids are just being kids and discovering who they are and who they hope to become I think that helps the book to be universal in its themes.The novel has a third person omniscient point of view so w [...]

    8. L histoire d un pays travers celle d une rue de Colombo et de ses habitants d origines et de classes sociales diverses cinghalais, tamouls, musulmans, bouddhistes ou catholiques vivent ensemble dans cette impasse d un pays menac par les pr mices de la guerre civile venir Le destin d un groupe d enfants embarqu s malgr eux dans des histoires d adultes, entre rires et larmes, entre tendresse et violence Une histoire douce am re o chacun cherche sa place au sein d une famille, d un quartier, d une [...]

    9. I remember seeing a very favorable review in the NY Times for this novel, and having a smug moment in which I congratulated myself for being the kind of person who reads world literature, and put this on my reserve list at the library Then when it actually came, my reaction was like Oh This It seemed very daunting once it was in hand because I don t know anything about Sri Lanka, and besides, there was a new Patrick Ness coming out, and a new Gentlemen Bastards, so I had THINGS to do.It ended u [...]

    10. After seeing this book receive such warm praise from Christina T at Reading Extensively, I knew I wanted to check it out I was terrified though when I opened the book and had trouble focusing It s told in omniscient third person from the perspective of the street following a huge crowd of people with particular focus on the four children of the Herath family Suren, Rashmi, Nihil, and beloved youngest Devi.Once I had a handle on who everyone was, I really enjoyed this story I loved the huge cast [...]

    11. Usually novels either deal front and center with social and political issues or they are completely in the background and barely mentioned This book manages to interweave national and neighborhood concerns with the individual and family life Ru Freeman ably tells us what is going on in each character s head without it seeming too far fetched that the point of view can cover all of the characters in a neighborhood so ably.There is an innocence in setting the story around mostly pre teen kids as t [...]

    12. Freeman s overly ambitious novel set in the early 1980s in Sri Lanka uses a street of diverse families to tell the story of the years leading to the Civil War from the intimate level of the families, from the national level of the country, and a global level informing many of this conflict When the Mr and Mrs Heath and their four children move into lane, their next neighbors takes count on which side this family will fall in with the mixed lot of Sinhalse, Tamils and Burghers already residing th [...]

    13. This review originally appeared on my blogOn Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman is a truly beautiful book It is set in Sri Lanka between the years 1979 and 1983 when there was a great amount of civil unrest and tension among different religious and ethnic communities.To be entirely honest, I know almost nothing about Sri Lankan history before reading this book and while a stronger grasp might have been beneficial in providing a larger historical context for the story, it was certainly not necessary to u [...]

    14. On Sal Mal Lane broke my heart It was unique in that it didn t break my heart when view spoiler Devi died hide spoiler It broke it a little from the first paragraph And continued to fracture it as I got emotionally attached to the characters That, not having an unexpected tragedy, but a tragedy that we know will happen but not having an option but to watch on as it happens, broke my heart And made On Sal Mal Lane get into my list of books that kept me up and weeping through the night.I think the [...]

    15. Where does one begin with Ru Freeman s On Sal Mal Lane On the surface it is the story of the Herath family and their lives in their new home on Sal Mal Lane They are a traditional Sinhalese family, with a mother whose beliefs on what is right and proper leave her children little room to maneuver in their lives The oldest, Suren, is a gifted musician but is expected to become an engineer as musician is not an acceptable life Rashmi, the oldest daughter, is the exemplar of Sri Lankan maidenhood pe [...]

    16. 4.75 stars I was debating between 4 and 5 stars, but honestly, after a long hiatus of reading just not getting into the reading mode I was able to invest myself and read this almost 400 page book in less than 3 days And I loved the writing and I loved the character development On top of all that, it was set in Sri Lanka between 1979 and 1983 and thus, taught me a historical period that I knew nothing of.Now onward to the real story This book follows the story of neighbors living on Sal Mal Lane, [...]

    17. Ru Freeman has written a remarkable book, a work both beautiful and heartbreaking We read newspaper accounts and history books, listen to the radio and watch TV, hear and read the names of cities, towns, politicians, terrorists, and political groups, often unpronounceable to those of us living in Western countries, but Freeman offers us what we never see or heare human face, and in this book mostly the faces, thoughts, actions and reactions of innocent children to the gradual disintegration of n [...]

    18. I love reading books set in places I visit, and since I am headed to Sri Lanka later this year, this book moved up my TBR pile.I have briefly visited Sri Lanka before, but do not have a deep understanding of their civil war This novel is set about four years after the troubles first begin Sal Mal lane is home to families of different ethnicity, religions, class and political leanings While they are not holding hands singing kumbaya, everyone knows their place, and for the most part get along Lik [...]

    19. This is an important book set at the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War on a street with a diverse set of neighbors Sinhalese, Tamils, Burghers It s told from the point of view of the air and it mostly chronicles the lives of the neighborhood children as they try to make sense of the changes in the world around them Because it feels like an important book, it s hard to criticize, but I did have one notable criticism which was the lack of deep psychological penetration into the characters A fe [...]

    20. Beautifully written, the author focuses on a street in the outskirts of the capital city of Colombo, Sri Lanka There are Sinhalese Buddhist , Tamil Hindu , Muslim, Burghers descendants of the Europeans all living peacefully together on this street They bring their holiday food to the neighbors and the children all play outside under the Sal Mal Trees The four children from the Herath family are so close that There was never a single Herath child in a conversation, there were four every word utte [...]

    21. This is a compelling and intimate story of neighbors on a small lane in a small town in Sri Lanka It s a mixed neighborhood with Tamil, Sinhalese Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim and Burgher families living side by side, gossiping, squabbling at times, watching their children interact and grow up The story runs from 1979 to 1983, as ethnic tensions in the country gradually enmesh them as events move toward ethnic strife, sudden communal violence and civil war.The book will require the reader s close a [...]

    22. On Sal Mal Lane is a well constructed novel that chronicles the lives of a street of diverse neighbors through the early 1980s in Sri Lanka It is also utterly captivating The inhabitants of Sal Mal Lane are from all ethnic groups, but how they raise children, how those children relate to their parents, and their enthusiasm about cricket brings them together There is the aspirational middle class family, the low class family, the family with an adult child who lives at home, and all of the fates [...]

    23. I ended up really loving this book In the beginning I thought it was a bit too detailed especially in details about the background of the Tamil Tigers, government policies and the civil unrest At times I felt she did too much foreshadowing of tragedies to come However I came to love the characters on the lane, especially the children and especially the four Herath children Suren, Rashmi, Nihil and Devi Ultimately I thought this was a really important book the story of how mixed communities try t [...]

    24. The writing is incredibly beautiful prose The story is heartbreaking and resounding I really had no idea what to expect when I started reading, and there were times I wanted to stop because my heart was breaking but there was no putting this one down Freeman explores politics, ethnicities, religion, and coming of age, within the time of civil war in Sri Lanka, 1979 Without getting muddled, she is able to place the reader in an unfamiliar time and place flawlessly, and the tension is present thro [...]

    25. Before we re able to sink into the first page of the first chapter, where the lush scenery, the mesmerizing plot, and the lingering characters lay claim to our psyche, we are informed by the narrator that they are concurrently the air, the road and the composite of our dreams Unflinchingly, the storyteller tells us that they are everything and nothing And it is from that place that we are intimately drawn into the days, weeks, and years preceding one of the world s most protracted civil wars and [...]

    26. Going to try and review this book, and not mangle it too badly Beautiful yes, beyond what I normally read though I will butcher this book if I go into it too much But that being said, I delighted in it Something different from the norm, but oh so good A whole world opened to me when I read this book, one I never knew about That is the joy of reading and this author did a splendid job in doing so I would totally recommend this book Not light beach reading but thoroughly enjoyable, if not a bit he [...]

    27. This book was a Giveaway I was completely enchanted by this novel The beautiful writing seemed to me something older, like it came from the nineteenth century, and the way each family along the street was described and followed also felt like an older work of fiction I struggled a bit at the very beginning to get into it, but once I did I fell in love with the characters and really felt their frustrations and heartbreak The tension surrounding the impending civil war was built up to an extent th [...]

    28. Whoa I didn t see that comingI m not talking about the plot I m talking about the big emotion that welled up in me at the end.Despite the beautiful writing, this book was tough going for me at the beginning There s a lot of detail there in the middle gorgeous detail, but it makes for some slow going And for awhile it became such a slow read that I considered putting it down I m really glad I didn t.

    29. It is a time of civil unrest in Sri Lanka The story unfolds from the innocence of the children who laugh and play and war together beneath the fragrant Sal Mal trees on Sal Mal Lanea neighborhood of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religionsd not without prejudice The expectation of a tragedy looms large throughout the book and finally breaks your heart Butautifully written best summer read so far.

    30. A solid work centered on one street in Colombo, Sri Lanka Sal Mal Lane has a group of middle class families Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher mixed Asian European the groups that compose modern Sri Lanka The story takes place over the course of a few years as the delicate balance between the races slowly erodes and the civil war that tore Sri Lanka apart begins.

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