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Lakshmi's childhood in Ceylon is idyllic: her mother adores her and the child runs free among the coconuts and mangoes of her native land. But the family is poor, so Lakshmi is married off, at the age of fourteen, to a man who promises her a life of wealth and ease in Malaysia. Far away from her family, Lakshmi discovers that Ayah has lied about his circumstances and in fact lives in poverty. Undaunted, she works ceaselessly to provide a good life for her children - she has five by the time she is nineteen. A woman of ...

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The Rice Mother 2010, Hodder Paperback

ISBN-13: 9781444706581

2nd edition

Mass-market paperback

The Rice Mother 2004, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780142004548

Trade paperback

The Rice Mother 2003, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670031924

Hardcover

The Rice Mother 2003, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340823835

Paperback

The Rice Mother 2003, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340826072

Mass-market paperback

The Rice Mother 2002, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340823828

Hardcover

Rice Mother 2002, Sceptre

ISBN-13: 9780340823880

Trade paperback