Meera is happily submerged in the role of corporate wife and cookbook writer. Then, one day, her husband fails to come home. Overnight, Meera, disoriented and emotionally fragile, becomes responsible not just for her two children, but also her mother, grandmother and the running of Lilac House, their rambling old family home in Bangalore.
A few streets away, Professor J.A. Krishnamurthy or Jak, cyclone studies expert, has recently returned from Florida, to care for his nineteen-year-old daughter, the victim of a tragic accident. What happened on her holiday in a small beachside village? The police will not help, Smriti’s friends have vanished, and a wall of silence and fear surrounds the incident. But Jak cannot rest until he gets to the truth.
Meera and of Jak's paths intertwine as they uncover the truth about the secrets of their pasts and the promise of the future. The Lilac House is a sweeping story of redemption, forgiveness and second chances.
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The characters are vibrant and well-written, and though the book could have easily become dry, Nair ensures that it’s full of the wonder and richness that readers of literary fiction truly enjoy.Read Full Review of The Lilac House
The Lilac House is a beautifully told story of regret, redemption, and revival.Read Full Review of The Lilac House
Initially intrigued, this novel slowly unraveled for me and unfortunately I didn’t end up enjoying it as much as I had hoped.Read Full Review of The Lilac House
Eventually the story does come full circle to connect all of the characters we read about in the very beginning but it seems to take longer than it should.Read Full Review of The Lilac House
The author manages to tell an interesting tale even as she skillfully embeds life’s truth’s in them...Read Full Review of The Lilac House
The plot is convoluted, and there are far too many characters.Read Full Review of The Lilac House
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