Take me home book review
Take Me Home by Brian LeungTake Me Home is a powerful story about friendship and love set against the stunning backdrop of 1880s Wyoming and based in the pages of history.
Like many classic stories, Brian Leungs novel begins with a journey home. Adele Addie Maine is returning to Dire, a Wyoming coal-mining town, forty years after the deadly events that nearly took her life and drove her away without a word to her husband.
Years earlier: Headed West to stay with her brother Tommy, a young and feisty Addie arrives in Wyoming having been convinced along the way that the Chinese who work alongside the white men in the small Wyoming town are half-man, half-beast - devious creatures to be wary of. When Tommy falters at homesteading, the siblings look to the coal mines and Addie comes into close contact with one Chinese man in particular, Wing Lee. The bond between the two is a mere spark at first, hampered by the reality for both that a friendship would be impossible, forbidden, even in a territory where almost everyone is an immigrant.
Together, Addie and Wing harbor a secret. Ultimately Addie must protect Wings life and fight for what she knows is right, but she still cant find the answers to lifes most important questions. Its only as a much older woman, returning to Dire to bid farewell to a friend from decades ago, that Addie comes face-to-face with the man shes certain tried to kill her, and at last confronts the surprises and losses that await at the end of a difficult journey.
Take Me Home is a searing, redemptive novel that explores justice in a time of violence, and the sweeping landscape between friendship and love.
‘Take Me Home’ by Rashmi Bansal | Book Review
Rate this book. Take Me Home is a powerful story about friendship and love set against the stunning backdrop of s Wyoming and based in the pages of history. Like many classic stories, Brian Leung's novel begins with a journey home. Adele "Addie" Maine is returning to Dire, a Wyoming coal-mining town, forty years after the deadly events that nearly took her life and drove her away without a word to her husband. Years earlier: Headed West to stay with her brother Tommy, a young and feisty Addie arrives in Wyoming having been convinced along the way that the Chinese who work alongside the white men in the small Wyoming town are half-man, half-beast - devious creatures to be wary of.
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A few pages into the book and I suddenly realized, I belong to Balasore Odisha. Does anybody know where on the map it really is? More importantly, will anyone bother to look it up? Small town blues are always in the back of your head when you venture out in search of greener pastures. Entrepreneurship in India has made a staggering progress in creating rural opportunities and strengthening the roots of self-sufficiency in lesser developed areas. No story is a rosy fable in the life of someone who has taken a step down the less trodden path. Every story in the book is a testimony of how resilience in will and focus on growth has triggered the march of progress in a diaspora of villages across India.
With all the big business houses shifting their focus on tier 2 and tier 3 cities of India these days, no one would have thought of the entrepreneurial revolution brewing in these small cities. These people got candid with the author during their interviews and shared their experiences and words of wisdom. All the entrepreneurs featured in 'Take Me Home' had one thing in common, they looked for ideas and opportunities locally first and then scaled up exponentially. For example, Chandubhai Virani of Balaji Wafers started his career by selling chips in a cinema hall at Rajkot and realized how much people loved them. Jagjit Singh Kapoor Kashmir Apiaries - Doraha, Punjab started his venture with 10 boxes of Italian bees to becoming the largest exporter of honey from India. A Muruganantham of Jayashree Industries based at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu ventured into manufacturing of low cost sanitary napkins that changed the lives of ordinary Indian women.
The entrepreneurs come in all varieties and sizes-some are Engineer-MBA types, some are 12th pass etc. And yet the stories of their struggle to get their businesses up and running,tangling with the bureaucracy,attracting talent,getting capital…there is a quintessential Indianness about them. I enjoyed reading each one of the entrepreneurship stories and some common takeaways I found across each one of them were as follows:. The book is peppered with Hindi phrases as some of the entrepreneurs are not comfortable with English. He wondered where they lived, what they ate?