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Gorgeous Offering for Short Story Fans

THE OTHER SHORE Reviewed By Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite The Other Shore: Ordinary People Grappling with Extraordinary Challenges by Madhu Bazaz Wangu is an anthology of short stories, an engaging collection, indeed. Readers will encounter well-developed characters as they navigate the challenges of life, trying to understand the world around them and how it works, like Mohini in “The Other Shore.” There is the story of Man and Woman in which Woman follows Man on his wanderlust and wonderment in “Magic Box,” watched and commented on by the gods. “Cadmium and Crimson” is the tale of a dream that would change the community. In “Silence Heard,” Madhuri wants to befriend silence and surround himself with noiselessness, but her journey is one that will surprise her and readers. Each story is...

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V. Dublado Gives 5 Stars to The Other Shore

Reviewed By Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite Twenty stories are told under six different themes that fuse art, spirituality, and existential angst. Madhu Bazaz Wangu, by her own account, reveals that she has written The Other Shore: Ordinary People Grappling with Extraordinary Challenges because she wants you, as the reader, to grow intellectually and be emotionally touched by her tales. Her stories bridge inner and outer realities: the reality of what we say and what we think and feel. The women in this book are remarkably spirited and the men exist to find out more about themselves. The Other Shore tells the story of Mohini and how the seasons she spent with her grandparents have filled her heart with their love. In Dowry Brides, a feature story about a dowry demand...

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New Five-Star Review for The Other Shore

Reviewed By Jose Cornelio for Readers’ Favorite The Other Shore: Ordinary People Grappling with Extraordinary Challenges by Madhu Bazaz Wangu is a collection of short stories with an appeal to readers with different tastes — Magical Realism, Women’s Fiction, Multi-cultural, Romance, and Inspirational. Told in varying and gripping voices, the stories feature interesting characters in different situations as they navigate through real-life situations, grappling with realities of death, love, protecting nature, making a difference, being human, and more. While we might not have the space to go through each of the stories in this review, there are characters that will capture the attention of readers like ten-year-old Mohini who has a strong relationship with her grandparents. This relationship leads her to appreciate the cycle of life and to learn lessons that follow...

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READERS' FAVORITE FINALIST: THE OTHER SHORE ANOTHER FIVE STAR REVIEW Reviewed By Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite Twenty stories are told under six different themes that fuse art, spirituality, and existential angst. Madhu Bazaz Wangu, by her own account, reveals that she has written The Other Shore: Ordinary People Grappling with Extraordinary Challenges because she wants you, as the reader, to grow intellectually and be emotionally touched by her tales. Her stories bridge inner and outer realities: the reality of what we say and what we think and feel. The women in this book are remarkably spirited and the men exist to find out more about themselves. The Other Shore tells the story of Mohini and how the seasons she spent with her grandparents have filled her heart with their love. In...

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The Other Shore

Book Launch Today!

THE OTHER SHORE Today we are gathering at https://www.facebook.com/madhu.wangu to launch, The Other Shore, my second collection of stories. Readers, writers, friends and family are gathering to pay their good wishes. I will post short videos throughout the day. I’d love it if you too would write a few words of blessings for its success!  Thank you very much!  ...

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The Last Suttee: Required Reading

I’m honored and thrilled to post that Dr. Leslie Jaffe (College Physician and Instructor, Smith College) has made my novel, The Last Suttee a required reading for his summer course, Global Young Women’s Health. Here is an excerpt from his email to me: “The Last Suttee works for my course on several levels.  It's an engaging adventure story well told. It touches on the cultural obstacles facing girls in India. And the girls will relate to Kumud the heroine who shows how one person can be an agent of change. The intent of my course is to empower young women by helping them increase the knowledge about their bodies, the challenges women face in other cultures and the possibility of making a difference in their lives and lives of others. I will discuss the readings...

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The Other Shore: Print Copy

What unites all of the stories is their ability to guide us on the greatest journey of all—the journey inward. The Other Shore is a potent reminder of the power of fiction to restore and transform. (Meredith Mileti, author of Aftertaste: A Novel in Five Courses)...

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