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The Braid by Laetitia Colombani


Oh I do love a slim book that packs a whopper of a punch, don’t you? The Braid by Laetitia Colombani is precisely that. Bought for me by a friend who said I *had* to read it (thank you @juliette_elharrar) I was intrigued by its premise. Three distinct stories set in different parts of the world, each with a strong woman at its helm and all three coming together magnificently at the end. 

Smita in India is of the country’s lowest caste. Clearing up excrement day after day, she absolutely does not want the same for her own daughter. But how can she change things and transform their lives, as well as their futures?

Sicilian Giulia, young and relatively carefree, she’s fallen for a mysterious stranger, a man who, as her world starts collapsing around her, will help her and her family in ways she could never have imagined.

And then there’s Sarah, a Canadian lawyer and mother, who is determined to continue to rise up the ranks of her firm. That is, until, she’s faced with a situation that even she can’t really control. 

Scattered across the globe, their stories remind us what sets us apart and what, indeed, brings us together — closer than we might have ever conceived. Three parts of the very same braid.

Incredibly memorable and beautifully written, I challenge you not to devour it in one sitting ~ S

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