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W&N Fiction HB / ETPB July £14.99 / £13.99 368pp 978 0 297 60928 5 / 978 0 297 60929 2 eBook: £14.99 / 978 0 297 60930 8

Praise for Tiger Hills: ‘An epic and extraordinary debut from an astonishing new talent’ – Daily Express ‘An exotic, beguiling page-turner’ – Woman & Home

SARITA MANDANNA Untitled

From the author of TV Book Club pick Tiger Hills, a sweeping tale of love, friendship and the legacy of war. At the outset of the Great War in 1914, New England Yankee James Stonebridge and Louisiana native Obadaiah Nelson volunteer with the French Foreign Legion. They are among a handful of Americans who did so, idealistic young men lured by the chance of adventure. Despite their differences, James and Obadaiah forge a friendship that helps them to endure the brutal realities of war. Both survive, but leave the trenches changed men. James returns to his New Hampshire farm and becomes a recluse, allowing his memories to weigh heavily on his son, Jim. Then Jim falls in love with Madeleine, and she brings light and laughter to their sombre world. But with another war looming, Jim has decisions to make, decisions that will alter the course of his life for ever. Sarita Mandanna is from Coorg, the stunning setting of her first novel, Tiger Hills. She has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and worked as a private equity investor in New York before moving to Toronto in 2010. Tiger Hills was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and named Editor’s Choice in the New York Times. Rights have sold in 18 countries.

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Location: Toronto, Canada Available for interview www.saritamandanna.com

W&N Fiction • July 2015