Ahalya Ghai and her younger sister Sita are as close as sisters can be. But their loving and secure childhood ends abruptly one day when a tsunami rips through their village on India's Coromandel coast. Their home is swept away, and Ahalya and Sita are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent in Chennai, many miles away. A driver agrees to take them. But the moment they get into that car their fate is sealed. The two sisters - confused, alone, totally reliant on each other - are sold. Worse, they are separated.
On the other side of the world, Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke is struggling to cope after the death of his baby daughter and the collapse of his marriage to Priya. He takes a sabbatical from his high-pressure job and accepts a position with the Bombay branch of an international anti-trafficking group.
Thomas is now on a path that not only involves saving himself and his marriage, but the lives of two sisters who cannot bear to be apart. Spanning the globe, A Walk Across the Sun is an unforgettable tale of the transformative power of love, even in the face of unimaginable obstacles.
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In his debut novel, lawyer Addison uncovers the labyrinthine underside of human trafficking in this dazzling transcontinental story about the power of conviction, the bonds of family, and the tenacitySep 09 2011 | Read Full Review of A Walk Across the Sun
Based upon true events, Corban Addison makes an impressive debut with first novel, A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison.Mar 05 2012 | Read Full Review of A Walk Across the Sun
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He has good cause to be as he has produced an accomplished, compelling thriller, drawing people towards a difficult, heartrending subject: the kidnap of young girls (many still children) by sex traffickers.Nov 27 2014 | Read Full Review of A Walk Across the Sun
It doesn't shine any new light on sex trafficking that any general reader of the news or fan of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit wouldn't know.Feb 19 2012 | Read Full Review of A Walk Across the Sun
His personal research during travels to India is evidenced by insights and character/prose style that make the book’s characters believable and reliable.||The chapters alternate between the sisters and Thomas Clarke, and ultimately become intertwined.Apr 03 2012 | Read Full Review of A Walk Across the Sun
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This is when his life becomes entwined with Ahalya and Sita.Oct 11 2012 | Read Full Review of A Walk Across the Sun
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