Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan

Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan (Published by Simon & Schuster, April 19, 2011)

It is India, 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. Rosalind is kept from boarding school in England at her mother’s insistence. While her father has been at war, Rosalind sees the country slowly change. A man named Ghandi is coming to power, talking about nonviolence and independence from Britain. Rosalind longs to live the life that her heart tells her, not what her parents prescribe for her, but no one seems to listen.
This penetrating story, told with lush and vivid detail, contrasts Rosalind’s privilege and daily experiences in India with the hardship of the people around her. As she comes of age during this volatile period of history, will she find the courage to claim her own identity and become her own person?

I love Gloria Whelan's historical fiction and she hasn't had a new book in a couple of years so I am really excited to read this book. The historical setting sounds really interesting and unusual. I'm not sure how the cover fits the story though!


Caroline Starr Rose said...

Her covers are always so gorgeous, though!

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

Great choice! I've never read anything by this author but this book sounds great. And I must admit that I don't know all that much about India from that period of time.

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