When you walk into Blue Heron Books, you can actually feel the passion, the knowledge, and the love for the written word that reside there. Just as tangible, is that tinge of regret that comes when it’s time to go. —
As the first girl born to the Nachimada family in over 60 years, the beautiful Devi is the object of adoration of her entire family. Strong-willed and confident, she befriends the shy Devanna, a young boy whose mother has died under tragic circumstances. The two quickly become inseparable, until Devi meets Machu the tiger killer, a hunter of great repute and a man of much honour and pride. Soon they fall deeply in love, an attraction that drives a wedge between Devi and Devanna. It is this tangled relationship among the three that leads to a devastating tragedy—an event that forever changes their fates and has unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for generations to come.
Our new neighbour Lisa Hutchinson of The Passionate Cook’s Essentials (68 Brock Street W.) and our own Shelley Macbeth loved Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna so much that we got in touch with Penguin Canada and arranged an evening with Sarita.
Sarita and Lisa are going to collaborate on a menu that reflects the culinary tastes of the Coorg area in South-west India.
Sit and break bread with Sarita, discuss the book, discuss the food and go home with a signed copy of Tiger Hills and a copy of the evening’s recipes. Very limited seating. Wednesday, April 20, 2011.