The Sandalwood Tree

The Sandalwood Tree

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Now in paperback, The Sandalwood Tree is an unforgettable tale of love and betrayal during the height of political unrest in India. Nationally bestselling author Elle Newmark's rich, sweeping novel brings to life two love stories, ninety years apart, set against the backdrop of war-torn India. 1947. India is rife with violence surrounding Britain's imminent departure. Yet Evie Mitchell is eager to start a new life there with her husband, Martin, a troubled anthropologist, and their young son. It is in their colonial bungalow, hidden behind a brick wall, that Evie makes a startling discovery. Evie finds a packet of old letters that tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the same house in 1857. Consumed by their story, she embarks on a mission to uncover what the letters don't explain. Along the way, she unearths a dark and disturbing secret. Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Bombay and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 30.48mm | 322.05g
  • Atria Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1416590609
  • 9781416590606
  • 472,722

Review quote

"Newmark escalates tension subtly, weaving two intricate stories together and building a narrative that I could not put down. The characters linger long after the final page." --Brunonia Barry, "New York Times "bestseeling author of "The Lace Reader"show more

About Elle Newmark

Elle Newmark was an award-winning writer whose books were inspired by her travels.show more
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