When rumors of civil war between the ruling Sinhalese and the Tamils in the northern sector of Sri Lanka reach those who live in the south, somehow it seems not to be happening in their own country. At least not until Janaki's sister, Lakshmi-now a refugee whose husband, a Tamil, has disappeared-comes back to live with her family. And when Sam, an American Peace Corps worker who boards with Janaki's family, falls in love with one of his students,...
"Claire wakes in a hospital room with no memory of how she got there or why. She tries to piece together her past by looking at a box of photos saved by her husband and her best friend, but she senses a mystery at the center of these fragments. Is Charlie still her husband? Is Rachel still her friend?"--