Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree

Tomb of Sand

Geetanjali Shree with Daisy Rockwell (Translator)

740 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction literary emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

In northern India, an eighty-year-old woman slips into a deep depression at the death of her husband, then resurfaces to gain a new lease on life. Her determination to fly in the face of convention – including striking up a friendship with a hijra...

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Community Reviews Summary of 569 reviews

Moods

reflective 77%
emotional 66%
challenging 54%
adventurous 36%
funny 36%
sad 30%
mysterious 27%
hopeful 26%
inspiring 21%
informative 13%
lighthearted 11%
dark 10%
tense 6%
relaxing 3%

Pace

slow 68%
medium 31%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 65% | A mix: 32% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 22% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.85

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