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Naming Maya, Uma Krishnaswami

Label
Naming Maya
Title
Naming Maya
Statement of responsibility
Uma Krishnaswami
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Maya accompanies her mother to India to sell her grandfather's house, she uncovers family history relating to her parents divorce and learns more about herself and her relationship with her mother. Although Maya has done her best to avoid it, she is spending part of her summer in Chennai, India, with her mother, who is trying to sell Maya's grandfather's old house. Maya decides to keep busy by taking photographs, viewing the trip from the outside through her camera lens. Soon she is drawn into a complicated friendship with eccentric Kamala Mami, who has been a housekeeper and cook for years in Maya's extended family. At the same time, Maya is thrust into an ocean of memories, all coming at her too quickly for her to understand. In particular, she is forced to examine the history of her parents' divorce -- all the more painful because she believes the trouble began with the choosing of her name. For years the tension has simmered in a cauldron of anxiety, secrets, and misunderstandings. It is only with the help of Kamala Mami and Maya's cousin Sumati that she is finally able to see what happened to her parents. And from the city around her where names keep changing and nothing stays still, Maya finally learns that she can choose which memories to keep and which to let go of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krishnaswami, Uma
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.K8978
LC item number
Nam 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Divorce
  • Family problems
  • Family life
  • East Indian Americans
  • Madras (India)
  • India
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Naming Maya, Uma Krishnaswami
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Mami -- Picture this -- Spelling things out -- Back when -- On the sidewalk -- Cottage at the beach -- Movie -- Forgetting and remembering -- Two-gift -- One full and one toned milk, please -- Jana -- Keeping an eye on things -- Headlines and stories -- Cyberconnexions -- Invisible ribbon -- What will four people think? -- Developers -- Getting help -- Book -- Woman on the escalator -- My fFault -- Naming Maya -- Author's note -- Tamil glossary
Control code
ocm52160222
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
178 p.
Isbn
9780374354855
Lccn
2003048511
Label
Naming Maya, Uma Krishnaswami
Publication
Contents
Mami -- Picture this -- Spelling things out -- Back when -- On the sidewalk -- Cottage at the beach -- Movie -- Forgetting and remembering -- Two-gift -- One full and one toned milk, please -- Jana -- Keeping an eye on things -- Headlines and stories -- Cyberconnexions -- Invisible ribbon -- What will four people think? -- Developers -- Getting help -- Book -- Woman on the escalator -- My fFault -- Naming Maya -- Author's note -- Tamil glossary
Control code
ocm52160222
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
178 p.
Isbn
9780374354855
Lccn
2003048511

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