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Book Club Response 1

on February 5, 2020

The book that I am reading is “A Time To Dance” and the part of the novel I am currently at is where Veda just returned home from the hospital. Chandra just came to visit Veda and Veda is happy that she was able to connect with her again. Some of the themes I am seeing being built are even if things are painful, to keep trying. How I know this is when Veda is challenged with difficult tasks that used to be simple, even when it hurts she doesn’t let it make her stop.

The author of this novel is Padma Venkatraman. She is an American author that was born in India. There was an interview by Braided Way that talked about how her culture and spirituality influenced her writing in general, but not A Time to DanceĀ exclusively. She has lived in India, The United Kingdom, Germany, The United Arab Emirates, and America. She was born in India and grew up Hindu, which also influenced her writing. An interesting fact about her is that she is also an oceanographer, and she loves the spiritual experience of being on the ocean.

What I predict for the remainder of the book is that Veda will end up using her disability to create something greater than any other way of dancing ever seen. By this, she will even get more recognition than she did from winning her competition. What I think is going to come up is she is going to get support from people she never thought she would get support from. Even Kamini and her mother.

One Response to “Book Club Response 1”

  1. rrhodehouse says:

    Nice information detailed here. Thanks Alyssa!

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