Climbing The Stairs
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Climbing The Stairs

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Read Padma Venkatraman's posts on the Penguin Blog. Fifteen-year-old Vidya dreams of going to college-- an unusual aspiration for a girl living in British occupied India during World War II. Then tragedy strikes, and Vidya and her brother are forced to move into a traditional household with their extended family, where women are meant to be married, not educated. Breaking the rules, Vidya finds refuge in her grandfather's library. But then her brother does something unthinkable, and Vidya's life becomes a whirlwind of political and personal complications. The question is, will she be strong enough to survive? Watch a Video
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • PLUME
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0142414905
  • 9780142414903
  • 90,520

Review quote

?This novel vivifies a unique era and culture as it movingly expresses how love and hope can blossom even under the most dismal of circumstances.? ?"Publishers Weekly", starred review

?In her first novel, Venkatraman paints an intricate and convincing backdrop of a conservative Brahmin home in a time of change.? ?"Booklist", starred review
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About Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman lives in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. An oceanographer by training, she is the author of twenty books for young readers, published in India, on a variety of subjects. To learn more, about her book Climbing the Stairs, visit the web site, www.climbingthestairsbook.com. You can also read her blog, padmasbooks.blogspot.com.
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Rating details

2,603 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 25% (657)
4 42% (1,092)
3 26% (687)
2 5% (129)
1 1% (38)
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