Under the Lemon Trees



A Beautifully Written Debut Novel Of A Young Indian Woman Struggling Between Embracing Her Heritage And Fitting In As An American In Oak Grove, California, 1976, There Are As Many Sikh Temples As Christian Churches, The City Council Has Prints Announcements In Both English And Punjabi And The Large Indian Immigrant Community Is Gracefully Coexists With The Old Farming Families But For 15 Year Old Jeeto, Figuring Out Where She Fits Best And What She Must Do To Find That Fit Isn T So Easy Jeeto Soon Realizes That The Women Around Her Do Far Than Drink Tea On Balmy California Afternoons Their Traditions And Religion Give Shape To Fortune And Destiny In A World Of Arranged Marriages And Strict Family Politics That Force Jeeto To Struggle With Reconciling The Possibilities Of Freedom And Love In The Tradition Of Jhumpa Lahiri And Arundhati Roy, Under The Lemon Trees Is Poised To Speak To This Same Audience In An Historically Successful Market A Stellar Debut From An Acclaimed Writer, This Is A Story About Finding Love And Discovering A True Home While Navigating Traditions, Family And Faith Part Bend It Like Beckham, Part Monsoon Wedding, This Is A Cultural And Romantic Tour De Force.Under the Lemon Trees

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  • Hardcover
  • 342 pages
  • Under the Lemon Trees
  • Bhira Backhaus
  • English
  • 17 March 2018
  • 0312379536

10 thoughts on “Under the Lemon Trees

  1. says:

    Gave up at page 170, I was bored to pieces.

  2. says:

    A beautiful novel about family, life, love and karma Beautifully descriptive.

  3. says:

    There were a lot of different characters to keep up with in this coming of age story primarily about Jeeto, a young Sikh American who wants to escape her small Central Valley, California community to attend college instead of being married off by her parents to a suitable Indian man The parts of the story I enjoyed most were when the focus was on Jeeto s story The transitions between the current story hers and the story of her uncle, Avtar as a young immigrant thirty years earlier I m sti There were a lot of different characters to keep up with in this coming of age story primarily about Jeeto, a young Sikh American who wants to escape her small Central Valley, California community to attend college instead of being married off by her parents to a suitable Indian man The parts of the story I enjoyed most were when the focus was on Jeeto s story The transition...

  4. says:

    I think one reason I enjoyed this story was because it exposed me to a different cultural group Indian from India Sikh families living in California In some ways they are portrayed as similar to other newly immigrated groups, in o...

  5. says:

    The theme of Under the Lemon Trees addresses the conflicting demands imposed by strong Eastern cultural traditions on a family now living in a Western culture Based in Oak Grove, California, the storyline is largely based on the lives of Jeeto and Neelham Rai, young teenage Indian girls during the 1970 s who are faced with compromising their own desires for love when their mother insists on arranged marriages to young Indian men they have never met The expectation of following tradition and it The theme of Under the Lemon Trees addresses the conflicting demands imposed by strong Eastern cultura...

  6. says:

    Under the Lemon Trees, set in the small Northern California town of Oak Grove in the Sikh immigrant community, moves between 1976 and 1947 to tell the story of love and finding one s way in a world that seems at times both too big and too limited The novel focuses primarily on Jeeto, a teenage girl trying to find the balance between her parents traditional vision of what her life should be and the ill conceived dreams that tug at her Hers is a classic coming of age tale set within the Indian Under the Lemon Trees, set in the small Northern California town of Oak Grove in the Sikh immigrant community, moves between 1976 and 1947 to tell the story of love and find...

  7. says:

    This book presented an interesting view of the American Immigrant experience This story takes place in California Jeeta Rai is the one of the main characters in the story The book follows Jeeta s growing up years in the 1970 s in a town that is about as American as they come She has a community of people from the Punjab region of India that live nearby though The story explores Jeeta s desire to fit into her Punjabi family and her desire to abandon this life and plunge ahead in her American This book presented an interesting view of the American Immigrant experience This story takes place in California Jeeta Rai is the one of the main characters in the story The book follows Jeeta s growing up years in the 1970 s in a town that is about as American as they come She has a community of people from the Punjab region of India that live nearby though The story explores Jeeta s desire to fit into her Punjabi family and her desire to abandon this life and plunge ahead in her American life and the conflict that surrounds this desire.Avtar is another character in the book that shows us the immigrant experience from his eyes Avtar leave India to find a better life in America When he gets her things are not as easy as he thought they would be We follo...

  8. says:

    I wanted to like this book Not only because the author is related to a few people I know, but also because it s based on the Sikh diaspora into Northern California, and clearly appears to be based on Yuba City or Live Oak or surrounding areas.I didn t like the book I didn t really hate it either.Pros a poignant demonstration of the well justified angst that the female gender too often experiences, interesting characters.Cons a boring and predictable plot with few surprises and little tensi I wanted to like this book Not only because the author is related to a few people I know, but also because it s based on the Sikh diaspora into Northern California, and clearly appears to be based on Yuba City or Live Oak or surrounding areas.I didn t like the book I didn t really hate it either.Pros a poignant demonstration of the well justified angst that the female gender too often experiences, interesting characters.Cons a boring and predictable plot with few surprises and little tension, and poor writing To bespecific about poor writing , I felt that this book was ove...

  9. says:

    As a native Californian, I love reading books that let me experience my home state in new ways Under the Lemon Trees by Bhira Backhaus draws inspiration from her experience as Indian American child growing up in California s central valley.The novel is set in fictional Oak Grove which is within driving range of bot...

  10. says:

    Great story about an Indian heritage girl who was born in California and the struggles she faces trying to integrate her family s culture with the American norms of the 1970 s Will she go on to college against her family s wishes or will she accept the Indian husband they have chosen for her How does the scandal ...

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