Apr 2, 2013

Dancing to the Flute by Manisha Julie Amin:

 Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB; choose sentences from your current read and identify author and title for readers. First Chapter, First Paragraph is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. Opening sentences in a book can help readers decide if the book is one they would continue reading.


Opening sentences: "Kalu stood still, staring up in to the banyan tree, oblivious to the sounds around him or to the man resting against one of the tree's many trunks. Finally, spotting the perfect leaf, the boy began to climb."
Book description: “'Kalu picked up the flute by his side and started to play. The sound was deep and full, as if he were translating his thoughts into music.' 
Abandoned as a young child, Kalu, a cheeky street kid, has carved out a life for himself in the village of Hastinapore, India. Kalu has also found friends: Bal, the solitary boy who tends the local buffaloes, and Malti, a gentle servant girl, who with her mistress, Ganga Ba, has watched over Kalu since he first wandered into the small town.

 One day, perched high in the branches of a banyan tree, Kalu chooses a leaf, rolls it tightly, and as he’s done for as long as he can remember, blows through it. His pure, simple notes dance through the air and attract a traveling healer, whose interest will change Kalu’s life forever.

 Dancing to the Flute is a heartwarming story of a community, the transforming powers of music, the many faces of friendship, and a boy’s journey to become a man."

Title: Dancing to the Flute: A Novel  by Manisha Jolie Amin
Published February 5, 2013; Atria
Genre: literary novel

18 comments:

Beth F said...

Oh I like that! I would love to keep on reading from that opening.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! This one sounds awesome!

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Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Sounds like the start of a very good story...hope you enjoy it!

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Paulita said...

Sounds like a very foreign setting that I might enjoy diving into. Here's Mine

Suko said...

I'd read this! It sounds lovely.

kayerj said...

I'm hooked, the book sounds very good. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Zibilee said...

Oh, this does sound very good, and with that first paragraph, I would keep reading for sure!

JoAnn said...

I haven't heard of this one - great opening!

Sim Carter said...

Lovely title and an equally lovely beginning! I really enjoyed discovering a bit of India in Life of Pi and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel so I'll have to add this to my own list.

grammajudyb said...

I would keep reading. I had not heard of this book before. Thanks for sharing.

Nise' said...

Like those opening sentences. Happy reading.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a delightful tale. I'll read it.
My Teaser is from THE FORTUNE QUILT.

Margot said...

I love that opening sentence. I would keep going for sure.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I would keep reading; sounds great. I am actually looking forward to this one so I hope u enjoy it.

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Anonymous said...

Not my usual thing but this one does sound great.

Brian Joseph said...

This is a really good opening. Just enough in it to keep one interested. This sounds like an interesting book!

Dazzling Mage said...

I like that the synopsis is so simple.

Staci said...

This one showed up in my mailbox one day too. I think it sounds like a good read.

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