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Miss Timmins' School for Girls: A Novel

Authors: Currimbhoy, Nayana
Publisher: Harper Perennial
BISAC/Subject: FIC027050, FIC014000, FIC000000
ISBN: 9780062092243, Related ISBNs: 0062092243, 9780061997747, 9780062092243
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 512,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

“An irresistible novel that hurls forward at breathtaking speed toward an unpredictable climax.”
—Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us

“Beautifully written, atmospheric…contains entire worlds. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Gary Shteyngart, bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan

Miss Timmins’ School for Girls is the truly dazzling debut of a major novelist, Nayana Currimbhoy. Set in India during the monsoon of 1974, it tells the story of a conventional young girl who leaves her cloistered small town home to teach at a remote boarding school run by British Missionaries. Part coming-of-age novel, part suspenseful murder mystery, Miss Timmins’ School for Girls is a brilliant evocation of a colorful time and place—India during the love, drug, and rock ’n’ roll era—complete with the sights, sounds, and music of the period seamlessly woven into the page-turning tale.

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