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The author of the book: Cathy Ostlere
Language: English
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Edition: Penguin India
Date of issue: April 11th 2013
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About the Book: Karma An impossible first love, a girl caught between two worlds, and a country on the verge of chaos Maya never wanted to go to India. She wanted a best friend, a boyfriend, and a mother who wasnt always immersed in grief. Instead, Maya is on a plane from Canada flying halfway around the world with none of those things -only a diary, a pen and an urn. Its 31 October 1984. Just hours after Maya arrives in Delhi with her father Amar Singh, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is gunned down by her bodyguards. The assassination sparks riots as Sikh families are killed in retribution. During this chaos Amar disappears and Maya escapes by train to an ancient desert town. She loses her voice but finds a friend in Sandeep who offers her empathy and bonding in the aftermath of hatred and violence. A powerful coming-of-age novel, Karma is the story of how a young girl facing the demands of two cultures, endures personal tragedy yet learns forgiveness, acceptance and love. Maya and Sandeep invite the reader to look inside their diaries where in beautiful free verse entries they reveal an intimate world of secrets, confessions and longings. About the Author: Cathy Ostlere Cathy Ostlere is a screenwriter as well as a poet, playwright and novelist. Her first book, Lost: A Memoir, was adapted into a play that earned her a nomination for a 2012 Governor Generals Literary Award, Canadas highest literary prize. Her work has received many awards and nominations throughout the U.S. and Canada including the Alberta Literary Award, and a commendation from the South Asia Book Award. She was also a finalist for the W.O. Mitchel Award. Cathy lives in Calgary, Canada.To know more about her visit

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Ebook Karma read Online! Cathy Ostlere’s second book, KARMA, a novel-in-verse, grew from her travels through India in 1984, the year Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards. KARMA's story of two teenagers who fall in love while fighting to stay alive is a moving and turbulent narrative based on real historical events. Cathy's first book, LOST: A MEMOIR, began as a series of poems and essays. In 2010, Cathy co-wrote with Dennis Garnhum, a 90 minute one-woman play based on LOST and performed in the U.S. and Canada. Cathy's work has received many accolades including shortlists for National Magazine, Western Magazine, and CBC Literary awards.
Awards for KARMA:
-Alberta Literary Awards Winner – R. Ross Annett Children’s Award, 2012
-South Asia Book Award (SABA), Highly Commended Book, 2012
-Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, Honour Book, 2012
-W.O. Mitchell Award City of Calgary, shortlist, 2012
-Ontario Library Association Best Bets List,Honourable Mention, 2012
-YALSA, Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
-Booklist, Editor’s Choice, Best Books for Young Adults, 2012
Awards for LOST: A MEMOIR (the book):
-2009 Edna Staebler Creative Non-fiction Award - shortlist
Awards for LOST: A MEMOIR, (the play):
-Nominated for Outstanding New Play, 2011 Betty Mitchell Awards, Calgary
-Top Ten Theatre Shows for 2011 — Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis
-Best 11 plays of 2011 — The Chronicle Herald, Halifax

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