Mira in the Present Tense
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Twelve-year-old Mira comes from a chaotic, artistic, and outspoken family in which it’s not always easy to be heard. As her beloved Nana Josie's health declines, Mira begins to discover the secrets of those around her and also starts to keep some of her own. She is drawn to mysterious Jide, a boy who is clearly hiding a troubled past. As Mira is experiencing grief for the first time, she is also discovering the wondrous and often mystical world around her. An incredibly insightful, honest novel exploring the delicate balance—and often injustice—of life and death. But at its heart, it's a celebration of friendship, culture—and life.
Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807551493, 288pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2013
About the Author
Sita Brahmachari was born in England to an Indian doctor form Kolkata and an English nurse from the Lake District. She lives and works in North London with her husband, three children, and a temperamental cat. This is her first novel. Her website is www.sitabrahmachari.com.
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