by V.V. Ganeshananthan
I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Review program. The timing was not right for my reading of this book, or any other book it seems. For a couple weeks now I just haven't had interest in any of the books I've picked up to read, even a suspense by my favorite author. So I feel my review will not do this book justice.
Yalini tells the story of her family and their ties to the Tiger terrorist group in Sri Lanka. I liked Ganeshananthan's unusual writing style - fragmented vignettes, rather than fluid chapters. I appreciated the lineage chart that I referred to several times. I only read about half the book and I think at some other time I would be totally engrossed in the story. If you are even remotely interested in Love Marriage I would encourage you to give it a try. I suspect it will receive high reviews from many readers.
I liked this passage: "Don't think you can find out the truth about your family by coming in, exiting, and reentering through a back door of history, borrowing the record keeper's excuse for intruding with a pen. Even family members will not feel they owe you more than memory, which is convenient, and which has been made beautiful, often through falsehood. At the most, you can pull back the veil for a moment."