The Sleeping Dictionary (Paperback)
Gallery Books, 9781476703169, 496pp.
Publication Date: August 20, 2013
Praise For The Sleeping Dictionary…
Praise for Sujata Massey's Rei Shimura mystery series:
"The upbeat narrative and resourceful heroine make for an appealing read." --Kirkus Reviews
An appealing protagonist and memorable supporting characters blend
smoothly with lessons in Hawaiian and Japanese history in a tale sure to
win new readers for the series." --Publishers Weekly
"The writing is as serene and graceful as the flower arranging...The
whodunit intrigue combined with the little tidbits of everyday Japanese
life result in a rich, robust read." --Library Journal
"Massey is a gifted storyteller who delivers strong characters, a tight plot and an inside view of Japan and its culture." --USA Today
her wry humor and her multicultural background, Rei is one of the most
complex female protagonists around...[Massey] has honed the skill of
captivating and educating her readers at the same time." --Booklist
"Sujata Massey has created a marvelous multi-named, warm-blooded
heroine who is strong willed and loving; smart and cunning; charming and
intelligent; naive yet worldy. Sujata masterfully weaves her heroine's life with India's struggle
and fight for freedom and gives us an elegant piece of Indian history wrapped
beautifully in Pom's story."
-Amulya Malladi, author of The Mango Season
"A love story richly woven
with India's history and struggle for independence, The Sleeping Dictionary
took me on captivating journey through one woman's devastation, resilience,
truth and triumph."
-Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Love Anthony
Dictionary is the book that Sujata Massey was meant to write -- an ambitious
story of suspense and love and identity, rendered in lush, captivating
language. To read it is to step into a fast-moving time machine that delivers
us to places and events that will be new to many readers. An exciting,
-Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of And When She Was Good
“The Sleeping Dictionary, an utterly engrossing tale of love, espionage, betrayal, and survival, is historical fiction at its best, accessible to all audiences."