Lessons in Forgetting PDF/EPUB ↠ Lessons in PDF \

Lessons in Forgetting PDF/EPUB ↠ Lessons in PDF \

Lessons in Forgetting ✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ Lessons in Forgetting By Anita Nair ✼ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When we first see Meera she is a carefully groomed corporate wife with a successful career as a writer of cookbooks Then one day her husband fails to come home after a party and she becomes responsibl When we first see Meera she is a carefully groomed corporate wife with a successful career as a writer of cookbooks Then one day her husband fails to come home after a party and she becomes responsible not just for her children but her mother and grandmother and the running of Lilac House their rambling old Lessons in PDF \ family home in Bangalore Enter Professor JA Krishnamurthy or JAK a renowned cyclone studies expert on a very different trajectory in life In a bedroom in his house lies his nineteen year old daughter Smriti left comatose after a vicious attack on her while she was on holiday at a beachside town A wall of silence and fear surrounds the incident the grieving father is helped neither by the local police nor by her boyfriend in his search for The truth Through a series of coincidences Meera and JAK find their lives turning and twisting together with the unpredictability and sheer inevitability of a cyclone And as the days pass fresh beginnings appear where there seemed to be only endings.


10 thoughts on “Lessons in Forgetting

  1. Subha Subha says:

    I really felt that this book should be turned into a movie, but only by a director who is as good as a writer Anita is Its gripping from page one till the end I took this book to my trip to Goa and I finished it while my kids and husband took naps I was so taken by the book that I kept thinking about the characters while I was alone Well, I do that with every good book I read So it was not a surprise with this book Highly recommended.


  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Loved it immenselythe cyclone stories and the story and the characters and the way it was told. Anita Nair is one author who has not disaappointed me so far..


  3. Em*bedded-in-books* Em*bedded-in-books* says:

    A story focussing on relationships, especially the fragile man made marital bond and the strong bond of parent child relationship Past few days I was peeking into the world of Meera and Jak and their family and friends I am still reeling under the shock of what happened to Smriti.This book slowly warmed up to me An initial 3 stars became a definite 5 star read , but alas the sudden unsatisfactory ending robbed it of its coveted star I would definitely read it again sometime later in life, A story focussing on relationships, especially the fragile man made marital bond and the strong bond of parent child relationship Past few days I was peeking into the world of Meera and Jak and their family and friends I am still reeling under the shock of what happened to Smriti.This book slowly warmed up to me An initial 3 stars became a definite 5 star read , but alas the sudden unsatisfactory ending robbed it of its coveted star I would definitely read it again sometime later in life, provided I get an opportunity to


  4. Sherri Huntley Sherri Huntley says:

    I won this book from Goodreads and couldn t wait to read I wasn t disappointed The book consumes your attention from the very start It s a wonderful story of people dealing with their own personal losses and shows how resiliant the human spirit is Meera loses her identity when her husband suddenly diappears and her story crosses the paths of others who have suffered major losses in their life Meera s journey to transform her life crosses the path of a new friend Jak who is also suffering I won this book from Goodreads and couldn t wait to read I wasn t disappointed The book consumes your attention from the very start It s a wonderful story of people dealing with their own personal losses and shows how resiliant the human spirit is Meera loses her identity when her husband suddenly diappears and her story crosses the paths of others who have suffered major losses in their life Meera s journey to transform her life crosses the path of a new friend Jak who is also suffering His daughter has been is an accidnet which has changed their life The story is set in India which provides a wonderful background


  5. Mary Mary says:

    It is hard for me to know what to write about the Lilac House It took me weeks to finish it because I just didn t want to pick it up The book was hard to follow, the story seemed to jump around But I did finish it, and the last half wasengaging I loved Meera, though, and how her character grew through the novel The Lilac House just wasn t for me.


  6. Kelli Bragg Kelli Bragg says:

    What amazed me most about this book was that I kept forgetting it was set in India only when the characters mentioned the names of towns or food did I think, Oh, that s right, this woman lives in India, not America May Be Spoilers depending on what you think spoilers entail I loved the one recurring theme throughout of Meera imagining herself as Hera Meera Hera Meera was a scholar of greek mythology before marrying , and how Hera s marriage to Zeus and its various situations resembl What amazed me most about this book was that I kept forgetting it was set in India only when the characters mentioned the names of towns or food did I think, Oh, that s right, this woman lives in India, not America May Be Spoilers depending on what you think spoilers entail I loved the one recurring theme throughout of Meera imagining herself as Hera Meera Hera Meera was a scholar of greek mythology before marrying , and how Hera s marriage to Zeus and its various situations resembled those Meera has with her husband Giri Amazing exploration of what it means to be a woman, and I was struck by how universal the experience is no matter where you live Meera and I are about the same age, and I ve felt all the feelings she experiences in the book The fact that her Lilac house can be an albatross around her neck wondering if she s acting in a proper way for her age, then realized heck with that, why care , then vascillating back to wondering again finally understanding the following her own interests is important to happiness realizing that she can only sacrifice give so much of herself before it stunts your own happiness personal growth Her recollections of how she sometimes mis treated her husband through conversations were painfully realistic, even though her husband could be a superior clod and she wasn t trying to be nasty her husband s treatment of her abilities and academic desires were awful as was his disgust with her aging it s not somethign we WANT to do, for heaven s sake When you see her and Jaks children trying to be modern in a rigid community, it s not much different than what teens go through with older generations anywhere in the world A very thoughtful book, and a great glimpse into what women s lives are like in other parts of the world, or maybe the fact that they aren t all that different across the globe the universality really shocked me even though I m at a loss to explain why I would not describe it as chick lit, since the subject matter is somber, plus the fact that from the writing you can tell Ms Nair is a scholarly woman The feminist undertones are great it s not shrill and man hating, but mrerely a book showing the women and men need each other, as well as needing to each be their own people I rarely say a book is un put downable, because, well, come on I ve had very few in my life that have been But I really couldn t wait to discover what happens next with Meera, finally uncovering the awful reality behind Smriti s accident, and the ever changing relationship between Meera and Jak An amazing author whose other books I will definitely seek out


  7. Rekha Monger Rekha Monger says:

    A beautifully crafted story of two lives JAK and Meera whose world collides when Giri, the perfect husband of Meera goes missing one fine September afternoon The story dwells on the universal theme of love, loss, grief and the rediscovery of the self.Gripping from page one, I completed the book in 2 days straight at the risk of my eyeballs falling off it s socket One of the best reads for me Long after I dusted the jacket of the book and returned to its place, the lives of the people in the A beautifully crafted story of two lives JAK and Meera whose world collides when Giri, the perfect husband of Meera goes missing one fine September afternoon The story dwells on the universal theme of love, loss, grief and the rediscovery of the self.Gripping from page one, I completed the book in 2 days straight at the risk of my eyeballs falling off it s socket One of the best reads for me Long after I dusted the jacket of the book and returned to its place, the lives of the people in the book reverberated in me It had me questioning how can one craft a story so beautifully wonderful yet heartbreaking Writers as Nair are extraordinary people, indeed


  8. Marcia Marcia says:

    It started out slow for me and at times it was hard to follow The story seemed to jump around at first, but once I got a clear picture of who these characters were and how they related to eachother I became invest in what happened to them I thought Merra was a very likable character I found myself cheering her on I love how Merra thought the lilac house was an anchor only to find out that her true anchor was Giria I liked learning about the Indian culture and Greek Mythology I am looking f It started out slow for me and at times it was hard to follow The story seemed to jump around at first, but once I got a clear picture of who these characters were and how they related to eachother I became invest in what happened to them I thought Merra was a very likable character I found myself cheering her on I love how Merra thought the lilac house was an anchor only to find out that her true anchor was Giria I liked learning about the Indian culture and Greek Mythology I am looking forward to readingby this author


  9. Linda Linda says:

    I m debating whether to give this a 4 or a 4.5 It had me from page one with somewhere in her a little girl skips It s a really well written book with important themes and interesting characters Although I m not usually a fan of mystery, the mystery surrounding Jak s daughter kept me guessing till the end, so I can see this book appealing to many readers I liked the mother daughter, husband wife, father daughter relationships a lot since they rang true to me When all is said and done, this I m debating whether to give this a 4 or a 4.5 It had me from page one with somewhere in her a little girl skips It s a really well written book with important themes and interesting characters Although I m not usually a fan of mystery, the mystery surrounding Jak s daughter kept me guessing till the end, so I can see this book appealing to many readers I liked the mother daughter, husband wife, father daughter relationships a lot since they rang true to me When all is said and done, this is a really good book about love, loss, and having the courage to play the hand you re dealt


  10. Shelley Shelley says:

    This book is very well crafted I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the plot, the pacing A sometimes quite sad story about grief, starting over and different types of love, these are familiar themes to fans of Anita Nair, themes which are skillfully woven through and around the different life stories of the larger tale A very worthwhile read and addition to her body of work Recommended Publication note This is the same book published in the US under the name The Lilac House.


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10 thoughts on “Lessons in Forgetting

  1. Subha Subha says:

    I really felt that this book should be turned into a movie, but only by a director who is as good as a writer Anita is Its gripping from page one till the end I took this book to my trip to Goa and I finished it while my kids and husband took naps I was so taken by the book that I kept thinking about the characters while I was alone Well, I do that with every good book I read So it was not a surprise with this book Highly recommended.

  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Loved it immenselythe cyclone stories and the story and the characters and the way it was told. Anita Nair is one author who has not disaappointed me so far..

  3. Em*bedded-in-books* Em*bedded-in-books* says:

    A story focussing on relationships, especially the fragile man made marital bond and the strong bond of parent child relationship Past few days I was peeking into the world of Meera and Jak and their family and friends I am still reeling under the shock of what happened to Smriti.This book slowly warmed up to me An initial 3 stars became a definite 5 star read , but alas the sudden unsatisfactory ending robbed it of its coveted star I would definitely read it again sometime later in life, A story focussing on relationships, especially the fragile man made marital bond and the strong bond of parent child relationship Past few days I was peeking into the world of Meera and Jak and their family and friends I am still reeling under the shock of what happened to Smriti.This book slowly warmed up to me An initial 3 stars became a definite 5 star read , but alas the sudden unsatisfactory ending robbed it of its coveted star I would definitely read it again sometime later in life, provided I get an opportunity to

  4. Sherri Huntley Sherri Huntley says:

    I won this book from Goodreads and couldn t wait to read I wasn t disappointed The book consumes your attention from the very start It s a wonderful story of people dealing with their own personal losses and shows how resiliant the human spirit is Meera loses her identity when her husband suddenly diappears and her story crosses the paths of others who have suffered major losses in their life Meera s journey to transform her life crosses the path of a new friend Jak who is also suffering I won this book from Goodreads and couldn t wait to read I wasn t disappointed The book consumes your attention from the very start It s a wonderful story of people dealing with their own personal losses and shows how resiliant the human spirit is Meera loses her identity when her husband suddenly diappears and her story crosses the paths of others who have suffered major losses in their life Meera s journey to transform her life crosses the path of a new friend Jak who is also suffering His daughter has been is an accidnet which has changed their life The story is set in India which provides a wonderful background

  5. Mary Mary says:

    It is hard for me to know what to write about the Lilac House It took me weeks to finish it because I just didn t want to pick it up The book was hard to follow, the story seemed to jump around But I did finish it, and the last half wasengaging I loved Meera, though, and how her character grew through the novel The Lilac House just wasn t for me.

  6. Kelli Bragg Kelli Bragg says:

    What amazed me most about this book was that I kept forgetting it was set in India only when the characters mentioned the names of towns or food did I think, Oh, that s right, this woman lives in India, not America May Be Spoilers depending on what you think spoilers entail I loved the one recurring theme throughout of Meera imagining herself as Hera Meera Hera Meera was a scholar of greek mythology before marrying , and how Hera s marriage to Zeus and its various situations resembl What amazed me most about this book was that I kept forgetting it was set in India only when the characters mentioned the names of towns or food did I think, Oh, that s right, this woman lives in India, not America May Be Spoilers depending on what you think spoilers entail I loved the one recurring theme throughout of Meera imagining herself as Hera Meera Hera Meera was a scholar of greek mythology before marrying , and how Hera s marriage to Zeus and its various situations resembled those Meera has with her husband Giri Amazing exploration of what it means to be a woman, and I was struck by how universal the experience is no matter where you live Meera and I are about the same age, and I ve felt all the feelings she experiences in the book The fact that her Lilac house can be an albatross around her neck wondering if she s acting in a proper way for her age, then realized heck with that, why care , then vascillating back to wondering again finally understanding the following her own interests is important to happiness realizing that she can only sacrifice give so much of herself before it stunts your own happiness personal growth Her recollections of how she sometimes mis treated her husband through conversations were painfully realistic, even though her husband could be a superior clod and she wasn t trying to be nasty her husband s treatment of her abilities and academic desires were awful as was his disgust with her aging it s not somethign we WANT to do, for heaven s sake When you see her and Jaks children trying to be modern in a rigid community, it s not much different than what teens go through with older generations anywhere in the world A very thoughtful book, and a great glimpse into what women s lives are like in other parts of the world, or maybe the fact that they aren t all that different across the globe the universality really shocked me even though I m at a loss to explain why I would not describe it as chick lit, since the subject matter is somber, plus the fact that from the writing you can tell Ms Nair is a scholarly woman The feminist undertones are great it s not shrill and man hating, but mrerely a book showing the women and men need each other, as well as needing to each be their own people I rarely say a book is un put downable, because, well, come on I ve had very few in my life that have been But I really couldn t wait to discover what happens next with Meera, finally uncovering the awful reality behind Smriti s accident, and the ever changing relationship between Meera and Jak An amazing author whose other books I will definitely seek out

  7. Rekha Monger Rekha Monger says:

    A beautifully crafted story of two lives JAK and Meera whose world collides when Giri, the perfect husband of Meera goes missing one fine September afternoon The story dwells on the universal theme of love, loss, grief and the rediscovery of the self.Gripping from page one, I completed the book in 2 days straight at the risk of my eyeballs falling off it s socket One of the best reads for me Long after I dusted the jacket of the book and returned to its place, the lives of the people in the A beautifully crafted story of two lives JAK and Meera whose world collides when Giri, the perfect husband of Meera goes missing one fine September afternoon The story dwells on the universal theme of love, loss, grief and the rediscovery of the self.Gripping from page one, I completed the book in 2 days straight at the risk of my eyeballs falling off it s socket One of the best reads for me Long after I dusted the jacket of the book and returned to its place, the lives of the people in the book reverberated in me It had me questioning how can one craft a story so beautifully wonderful yet heartbreaking Writers as Nair are extraordinary people, indeed

  8. Marcia Marcia says:

    It started out slow for me and at times it was hard to follow The story seemed to jump around at first, but once I got a clear picture of who these characters were and how they related to eachother I became invest in what happened to them I thought Merra was a very likable character I found myself cheering her on I love how Merra thought the lilac house was an anchor only to find out that her true anchor was Giria I liked learning about the Indian culture and Greek Mythology I am looking f It started out slow for me and at times it was hard to follow The story seemed to jump around at first, but once I got a clear picture of who these characters were and how they related to eachother I became invest in what happened to them I thought Merra was a very likable character I found myself cheering her on I love how Merra thought the lilac house was an anchor only to find out that her true anchor was Giria I liked learning about the Indian culture and Greek Mythology I am looking forward to readingby this author

  9. Linda Linda says:

    I m debating whether to give this a 4 or a 4.5 It had me from page one with somewhere in her a little girl skips It s a really well written book with important themes and interesting characters Although I m not usually a fan of mystery, the mystery surrounding Jak s daughter kept me guessing till the end, so I can see this book appealing to many readers I liked the mother daughter, husband wife, father daughter relationships a lot since they rang true to me When all is said and done, this I m debating whether to give this a 4 or a 4.5 It had me from page one with somewhere in her a little girl skips It s a really well written book with important themes and interesting characters Although I m not usually a fan of mystery, the mystery surrounding Jak s daughter kept me guessing till the end, so I can see this book appealing to many readers I liked the mother daughter, husband wife, father daughter relationships a lot since they rang true to me When all is said and done, this is a really good book about love, loss, and having the courage to play the hand you re dealt

  10. Shelley Shelley says:

    This book is very well crafted I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the plot, the pacing A sometimes quite sad story about grief, starting over and different types of love, these are familiar themes to fans of Anita Nair, themes which are skillfully woven through and around the different life stories of the larger tale A very worthwhile read and addition to her body of work Recommended Publication note This is the same book published in the US under the name The Lilac House.

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