Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Teaser Tuesday (57): Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Author: Sejal Badani
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Exp Release: May 1, 2015
Pre-order: Amazon  | B&N

Goodreads Summary: 

When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she’d fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.

Buried secrets rise to the surface as their father—the victim of humiliating racism and perpetrator of horrible violence—remains unconscious. As his condition worsens, the daughters and their mother wrestle with private hopes for his survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets.

Told with forceful honesty, Trail of Broken Wings reveals the burden of shame and secrets, the toxicity of cruelty and aggression, and the exquisite, liberating power of speaking and owning truth.


My Teaser(s):

"...Even though not every story ends with a happy ending or begins with tragedy, along the way there are moments of both. 
And those moments don’t define you or even break you— they are simply parts of the whole.” 

"Never depend on another person for your happiness.  
If someone had the authority to give, then he or she had the authority to take away."

This was an incredibly powerful story and one I really enjoyed!
© at A Belle's Tales



  1. I adore those teasers! Both of them are so true and so moving. Great picks.

    1. The whole story was incredibly moving -- not my usual read, but I am so glad I read it. Thank you, Wifey! Love you gobs!

  2. The premise sounds very premise & powerful - thank you for sharing :) <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  3. Love the teasers! This sounds SO good! :)


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