Miss Timmins' School for Girls

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"An irresistible novel that hurls forward at breathtaking speed toward an unpredictable climax."
--Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us

"Beautifully written, atmospheric...contains entire worlds. I couldn't put it down."
--Gary Shteyngart, bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan

Miss Timmins' School for Girls is the truly dazzling debut of a major novelist, Nayana Currimbhoy. Set in India during the monsoon of 1974, it tells the story of a conventional young girl who leaves her cloistered small town home to teach at a remote boarding school run by British Missionaries. Part coming-of-age novel, part suspenseful murder mystery, Miss Timmins' School for Girls is a brilliant evocation of a colorful time and place--India during the love, drug, and rock 'n' roll era--complete with the sights, sounds, and music of the period seamlessly woven into the page-turning tale.

--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
June 21, 2011
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.92 X 7.98 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061997747
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Reviews

"Exotic, mysterious, and haunting, MISS TIMMINS' SCHOOL FOR GIRLS kept me up late for some delicious, spooky reading nights. I adored this book."--Katrina Kittle, author of The Kindness of Strangers and The Blessings of the Animals
"Beautifully written, atmospheric and very funny. Ms. Currimbhoy's debut novel contains entire worlds. I couldn't put it down."--Gary Shteyngart, bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story
"An irresistible novel that hurls forward at breathtaking speed toward an unpredictable climax."--Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us and The Weight of Heaven
"A vivid debut novel."--National Geographic Traveler
"Currimbhoy's fiction debut is an absorbing atmospheric thriller. . . . [A] gripping tale."--Publishers Weekly
"The intimate portrait the novel offers of India at this specific point in its history is compelling, as is the dramatic relationship between Charu and the deeply troubled Moira."--Booklist