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Edit page. Clear your history. It was warm, even for July. Kavya was getting over-warm, but when she turned the AC dial, nothing happened.
But Kavya knew well this strain of windshield glare. An open window would bring nothing more than a blast of sick heat.
She spun the knob, jiggled it, pounded at it. She was sweating now, her upper lip itching and beaded in sweat. She grunted at Rishi, who seemed to have no intention of helping.
He glowed in the heat, the way a woman should, his face a collection of plains and fine ridges. He placed a hand on her knee as he drove, which he seemed to think would disarm her.
In the old days, Rishi would have pulled over and inspected the air conditioning himself. Back then, she wondered why Rishi would be interested in her, aside from the fact that she was tall and reasonably fit.
She concluded that a person as immaculately beautiful as Rishi might stop looking for beauty in others. Kavya reasoned that she must have possessed some combination of these—or was it simply the fact that she seemed, for a while, to want nothing to do with Rishi?
The hand on her knee was a gentle plea to please be quiet, to let him drive and think in peace of whatever it was he was thinking.
She jerked her knee, and the hand slid off. Read more. Product details Item Weight : 1. Putnam's Sons January 10, Language: : English.
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She is determined to make it across the border to a land of possibilities. Married to her college sweetheart, a culinary job that she enjoys, and a homeowner.
But the heat is on. Her proud Indian parents have not let up about giving them a grandchild and Kavya and Rishi cannot get pregnant.
Enter one baby boy. He is unexpected, yet deeply loved. His circumstances suddenly become unstable. This is an impossible situation.
I am sure that no two readers will have the same perspective. This will draw many mixed emotions. Yet they have so much love. One lucky boy loved by two families This story dealt with several timely issues I felt so many emotions while reading this that I'm not sure how I felt about the ending, but one passage from the book sums it up for me.
If this is a dream, it is a dream made solid, a dream grown to a little boy with a waist and shoulders, calves that wrap around his mother's hips.
Beautifully written novel which could be a true story. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate who recommends to the court the best home for a juvenile, this book brings the attention to the fact that many times an illegal immigrant has no control over the fate of their child through no fault of their own.
Which is better for a child - to be raised in a home where a mother can barely provide for her child or in a two parent, loving, financially solvent environment, that offers every opportunity to a child?
Timely issue, but unfortunately this book suffers from too much "writing" and not enough emotional connection with Kavya and Rishi, two of the main characters.
For me they seemed distant and self-absorbed, so I couldn't feel to much sympathy for them. A beautiful story told through beautiful writing.
Compared to this novel, most others I have read over a lifetime cannot compare. Each time I believed this story would take an expected path, the author surprises with a creative direction.
The characters learn life lessons without moral issues being forced on the reader. Family dynamics are explored, love between a couple, a mother and child, a child and a couple who are not its biological parents, between friends and even co-workers move this story to a stunning conclusion.
Almost from the beginning, I found this book hard to put down. There are two alternate story lines between an infertile Indian couple and an illegal young Mexican immigrant who has a baby shortly after making it to the US.
The parts about Soli, the Mexican young woman, were very moving and she seemed like a real person. The story then has their lives connect and you aren't really sure how the novel should end.
The characters and situation of these two families, stays with you long after you've finished the novel. Our book club read the book and found it both painful and intriguing to read.
The boy was, indeed, lucky to have two women who truly loved him and wanted the best for him. The differing cultures of the mothers was a fascinating contrast and produced some interesting discussions in our group.
The experiences of the birth mother in getting to the US was difficult to read and a reminder of some current situations at our border with Mexico.
I personally was not happy with the ending because I see the mother continuing to repeat her mistakes and feel the boy will suffer, as a result.
The rest of the group had mixed emotions on this. After several failed tries, she and her husband Rishi decide to adopt.
The book follows their journey. Then there is Solimar. She flees from Mexico as a non registered to Anwrica. We follow her starting from Mexico over the border to America.
Reading about all of her struggles and what she had to experience was really not easy. Once in America, Soli is pregnant and bears a cute little baby boy called Ignacio.
Due to circumstance and a system that seems to be against Soli no matter what she does or tries, Ignacio ends up in Kavvya's and Rishi's custody.
I feel like the book, no matter with whom Ignacio wouldhave ended up, would have felt unfair. This got my feelings worked up and in a mix of relief and sadness and anger, I closed the book.
I couldn't decide whether I was ok with that ending. Reading the Afterword, made me understand, that there wasn't one correct outcome.
That is life I guess. Sometimes you get hurt and it is unfair. The writing in itself was sometimes very lengthy and slowly progressing.
Still it didn't feel boring. We just follow the story in a slower pace and the story builds up for both perspectives. We get to know the struggles and heartbreaks of both sides and thus build up understanding and empathy towards both sides.
I think it was not only intentional by the author, but also necessary to make the reader feel what they'll surely feel at the end.
The book definetly left me with very mixed feelings. And it is not my usual read and tbh, not a book I'd pick up again very soon. Not because I disliked it, but because it just felt to confusing for my own emotional state at this moment in my life.
Trigger Warnings: Rape, Miscarriage, physical abuse, death, racism, abduction. Oct 24, Lorilin rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc , fiction. Soli Valdez is eighteen and desperate to leave Mexico.
Bored with the day-to-day monotony of her quiet existence, shes ready for an adventure. So she makes a plan to meet up with her older cousin who lives in Berkeley, California.
If she can just make it across the border, her cousin assures her there will be a job and a place to stay waiting for her.
Soli does make it to California, but not before enduring, well, a lot. When she finally arrives at Silvias doorstep, she is dirty, beaten, abused Soli Valdez is eighteen and desperate to leave Mexico.
Silvia demands Soli abort the baby, but Soli refuses. Nine months later, her son, Ignacio, is born, and Soli is happy—still existing precariously, but absolutely in love with her son.
Thirty-something Kavya Reddy, on the other hand, is not so happy. Sure, her life is stable and fulfilling in some ways.
Even after months of fertility treatments, nothing. Finally, when she can take it no longer, she and her husband, Rishi, decide to pursue adoption.
Kavya and Rishi are ready to begin the process of adopting a baby girl, when Kavya spots toddler Ignacio at the adoption center.
She feels a connection with him immediately and asks about fostering him. As you might imagine, this does not deter Soli from getting her child back one bit.
I loved and hated this book. I felt about it the same way I felt about The Language of Flowers : it is so exquisitely written, but also ruthlessly, unbearably sad.
Honestly, about pages in, when I understood where things were going, I had to put the book down for a couple days.
The things Soli goes through… Kavya, too… And poor Ignacio caught in the middle… To be so powerless is an awful thing.
Throughout the book, I felt for both women. Even the ending, though sad, felt whole and satisfying to me. Ultimately, this is a beautiful book—rich and layered and complex.
ARC provided through Amazon Vine. See more of my book reviews at www. This book is so timely with all of the immigration issues that our country is facing right now, this novel couldnt have come out at a better time.
For me this book is personal in several ways. He from Oaxaca city in Mexico and I just visited there 2 years ago. One of my daughters has gone through 3 years of infertility work ups culminating in 4 failed in vitro attempts.
I have been with her through all of the struggles, frustration, heartbreak, etc that goes with infertility. This book is very well researched and well written.
The characters are fully developed and there is much attention to detail. I felt as though I was riding with Soli Castro as she made her very harrowing trip to the United States.
She has the baby, Ignacio, and falls in love with him instantly only to have him taken away when she is sent to a detention center before deportation.
When Soli and her cousin are detained it is through a fluke accident that they are found to be illegal. The other main characters are Kavya and Rishi Reddy, who have spent all of their savings on infertility treatments which have just led to frustration and heartbreak.
They have quite a long time with him in which they are deeply in love with the little boy and have high hopes of adopting him.
They are headed for heartbreak. This novel refers largely to policies which existed in As of this reading, immigration law has largely remained unchanged and more than five million children in the US have at least one undocumented parent.
I felt the characters were very believable and relatable and I think anyone would appreciate this beautifully written book. I think it would be a good choice for a book club with many timely topics to discuss.
Thank you to the author and publisher for an ARC of this book. View 1 comment. Dec 20, Lynne rated it it was amazing. Outstanding writing about the disastrous state of our immigration system as told through the eyes of an immigrant.
This was very thought provoking to me. Considering the title; I'm left wondering is it really so? Jun 30, St. This is one of those books that I couldn't put down.
Lucky Boy is family saga involving two different woman of separate socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
The first is illegal Mexican immigrant Solimar "Soli" Castro who is pregnant and makes a harrowing journey across the California border and into the city of Berkley.
The other is Kavya Reddy of Indian descent who struggles with infertility. Both their paths cross when Soli is jailed for fraud and illegal immigration leading for Kavya and This is one of those books that I couldn't put down.
Both their paths cross when Soli is jailed for fraud and illegal immigration leading for Kavya and her husband Rishi to adopt Soli's son Ignacio "Iggy" which turns into a bitter custody battle between the couple and the mother.
Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, Lucky Boy contains various themes from motherhood, the influences of parenting, culture, xenophobia, socio-economics, and even the hot topic political debate concerning immigration.
Author Shanthi Sekaran does a really good job with presenting two contrasting lives that diametrically opposite of one another.
Soli is from an impoverished background and sees coming to America as an escape from her dreary life. However, her suffrage and the difficult struggles she forced to endure only fuels her bitterness.
Still, her son Iggy provides the only good thing in her life despite all the hardships she had to face. On the other side, Kavya has led more of a charmed life as she is married to a successful husband and a good career.
Despite the pressures faced upon her by her culture and her overbearing mother, she still longs to have a child of her own and adopting Iggy fulfills that dream.
The sacrifices of motherhood is a constant within in the book. First from Soli who suffers during her incarceration but still holds up hope of reuniting with Iggy and second, from Kavya who is wants to be the perfect mother unlike her own.
Each side is flawed and the author does showcase this which becomes a good question to ponder to whom Iggy should rightfully stay with.
Even with the realistic ending, there is still that lingering question and truthfully, neither side appears to be in the best interest of the child.
Again, this is a great book to meditate over. I would have rated it five stars but I found that the book could easily be trimmed a bit.
Some of the parts concerning Kavya's and Rishi's friends and social circle a bit redundant and really didn't help much in the storytelling.
Certainly, the presentation of Kavya's controlling mother was significant in shaping who she is as a person but again I found myself more fascinated by Soli's story than the couple.
Still, this is a wonderful book to recommend for Book Clubs! Jan 30, Barbara rated it it was amazing Shelves: adult-fiction , domestic-fiction , literature.
In writing this novel, author Shanthi Sekaram was inspired by a news report of an undocumented Guatemalan woman who was attempting to regain custody of her son who was being adopted by his foster parents.
She was interested in the motivations of both parties; she wanted to understand both parties. Sekaram is a first generation American whose parents were fortunate to find a workable way to live legally in the USA.
The plight of undocumented immigrants are an interest to her; she sees her life as In writing this novel, author Shanthi Sekaram was inspired by a news report of an undocumented Guatemalan woman who was attempting to regain custody of her son who was being adopted by his foster parents.
The plight of undocumented immigrants are an interest to her; she sees her life as lucky in that her parents possessed skills and were from a country that the USA prefer.
The politics of undocumented immigrants are an important issue to her. In this story, a young Mexican girl, Soli, goes through horrendous conditions to get illegally into the United States.
Her destination is Berkley, CA because she has a cousin who is documented and successfully living there. The reader learns of the sad health resources that are available to immigrants.
Soon after her baby boy is a year old, Soli unwittingly gets involved in a traffic incident that exposes her to the authorities.
Her son is taken away from her, placed in social services, as she is remanded to immigrant detention. Kavya and Rishi are first generation Americans whose parents emigrated from India.
After undergoing heart wrenching fertility issues, they decide to adopt a child. They decide to go through the foster care system, and become foster parents interested in adopting.
They fall immediately in love with the boy. Sekaran does a fabulous job creating endearing characters. Sekaran also illuminates the horrors that many undocumented immigrants go through to get to the USA.
She shows how these people just want to work and live their lives in peace. She also studied the laws that govern these children of undocumented workers.
In general, the judge that resides the case generally determines the rights of the undocumented. I highly recommend this timely novel as one that exemplifies immigrations issues, especially for those immigrants who want to be part of the country, and the difficulties posed to them to be documented.
This would be a fabulous book club read. Shelves: adult-fiction , settingst-cent , asian-and-aa-authors , setting-usa , race-class-and-gender , politics-society-and-religion , book-club-material , prose-before-bros , favorites , indie-next.
Ughhhh book hangover. I read more than pages yesterday. Then I frantically tried to finish on the train this morning but had to slow down to savor the last few pages because I realized I didn't want it to end.
This is one of my new go-to reading recommendations. This beautiful Ughhhh book hangover. This beautiful novel follows two parallel stories in nearby Berkeley: one of an undocumented Mexican immigrant and the other of a middle-class Indian couple struggling with infertility.
This book is especially relevant given the conversations around immigration in today's America, but I would recommend it anyway based on the engaging storytelling, vibrant setting and well-developed characters.
You might have an opinion about who is wrong and who is right, but as the publisher declares, 'There are no bad guys in this story.
Jan 08, Kathleen rated it really liked it. If John Gardner is to be believed, then there are only two plots in all of literature: "A person goes on a journey" and "A stranger comes to town.
One of the novel's paired protagonists, year-old Solimar Castro-Valdez, or Soli, bravely sets off on the fraught journey to cross the border from Mexico to the United States, only to If John Gardner is to be believed, then there are only two plots in all of literature: "A person goes on a journey" and "A stranger comes to town.
One of the novel's paired protagonists, year-old Solimar Castro-Valdez, or Soli, bravely sets off on the fraught journey to cross the border from Mexico to the United States, only to arrive without legal permission and unexpectedly pregnant.
Her parents pay a smuggler to help her leave her tiny, forlorn village, Santa Clara Popocalco, because it "offered no work, only the growing and eating of a few stalks of corn," and because she "wanted California, and she wanted it badly enough that anyone who threatened to take it away … would have to be ignored.
The daughter of Indian immigrants, she feels such intense cultural and personal pressure to reproduce that sometimes, amid her struggles with fertility, "She vaguely and irrationally worried that the infant supply would be tapped out by other lucky women — that in the great heavenly handout, no babies would be left for her.
To call him lucky is not an ironic gesture on Sekaran's part, but it's also not an uncomplicated one. Much of the book's conflict hinges on how fortunate he is to be loved fiercely by two women — his mother, from whom he is taken when she winds up in an immigration detention center after a traffic stop, and Kavya, who fosters him, intending to adopt him and make him her own.
Sekaran's handling of this situation, though humanistic and ultimately uplifting, does not oversimplify or sugarcoat the wrenching difficulty of such a situation.
Soli becomes "Alien " in the detention camp, where "Prisoners slept head to toe, and at night, they shivered.
Because of the way Sekaran examines the vagaries of economic inequality and the messiness of love in addition to the intricacies of immigration and adoption, "Lucky Boy" would make a promising pick for a book club.
The circumstances feel well-researched, but Sekaran never lets that research get in the way of what is, at its core, a gripping story. The sentences themselves are beautiful too, as when she writes: "Why did people love children that were born to other people?
Sekaran offers her audience the opportunity to consider chance itself — the accidents of circumstance we don't want to acknowledge as defining our fates, preferring instead to insist we are the ones in control.
Jun 18, BookNightOwl rated it it was amazing. Lucky Boy is about 2 women. One who escapes Mexico into the United States and try to make a life in California as an illegal.
Then the other who desperately wants a baby but having a hard time conceiving. I listened to the audiobook of this as well as have a hard copy and I enjoyed this so much.
The narrator did a fantastic job with the story. A must read!!! Jun 04, Erin Glover rated it really liked it Shelves: four-stars.
That dark hole of infertility that brings a rollercoaster of emotions, makes couples question the meaning of life, threatens marriages, and brings then steals hope invades Kavya and Rishis lives.
Of Indian descent, Kavyas mother reminds her that adoption would dirty the bloodline. As they struggle with their limited choices, they compare themselves to another Indian couple, Preeti Patel and Vikram Sen who also live in Berkeley, California.
Preeti was always a little better than Kavya, especially when she gets pregnant. Sen started his own company and made a fortune.
But Kavya learns Preeti is not who she thought she was. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews.
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