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Where Earth Meets Water

Karom Seth should have been in the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, and on the Indian shores in 2004, when the tsunami swept his entire family into the ocean. Karom can’t be sure if it’s a curse or a blessing, but his absence from these disasters has left him with crushing guilt --- and a belief that fate has singled him out for invincibility. Will he ever be able achieve the clarity he’s been looking for all these years?

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Where Earth Meets Water
by Pia Padukone

  • Publication Date: April 29, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
  • ISBN-10: 0778315975
  • ISBN-13: 9780778315971

Win an Advance Copy of
WHERE EARTH MEETS WATER

by Pia Padukone

We are celebrating the April 29th release of WHERE EARTH MEETS WATER by Pia Padukone with a special contest that will give 25 readers the opportunity to win an advance copy of the book and submit their comments on it. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, March 13th at noon ET.

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More about WHERE EARTH MEETS WATER:
In this poignant and breathtaking debut from Pia Padukone, one man searches for meaning in the wake of incomparable tragedy...

Karom Seth should have been in the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, and on the Indian shores in 2004, when the tsunami swept his entire family into the ocean. Whether it’s a curse or a blessing, Karom can’t be sure, but his absence from these disasters has left him with crushing guilt --- and a belief that fate has singled him out for invincibility.

Karom's affliction consumes everyone around him, from his best friend, Lloyd, to his girlfriend, Gita, who hopes that a trip to India will help him find peace. It is in Delhi that he meets Gita’s grandmother Kamini --- a quirky but wise woman with secrets of her own. At first Karom dismisses Kamini, but little does he realize that she will ultimately lead him to the clarity he’s been looking for.

Spanning the globe from New York to India, WHERE EARTH MEETS WATER is a stunning portrait of a quest for human understanding, and a wise exploration of grief, survival and love in all its forms.