Climbing the Stairs - Venkatraman, Padma

Set during World War II and the last days of British occupation in India, this remarkable debut poignantly depicts a young girl struggling to find her place in a mixed-up world, and tells a powerful story about love and loss set against a fascinating historical backdrop.

Climbing the Stairs 2010, Speak, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780142414903

Trade paperback

Climbing the Stairs 2008, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780399247460