A Walk Across the Sun

A Walk Across the Sun

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Ahalya Ghai is just 17 when a tsunami rips through her Indian village. Ahalya and her sister, Sita, are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent in Chennai, many miles away. A driver agrees to take them. But the second they get into that car they are doomed - the two sisters are sold.
ISBN: 9781443408233
Characteristics: 437 pages ;,23 cm.


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Aug 21, 2018

This is a great story with lots of suspense. It is a serious subject though, so I would suggest that it is best for adults. I really liked the fact that it had some action points at the end of the book, so you could take action. It was harrowing in places, but it is what is really happening unfortunately.

Jul 06, 2017

Addison tackled an extremely important topic in this novel. Empathically written and well researched, Addison's choice of protagonists makes the story particularly moving. I appreciate being able to 'get into' the psyche of a fifteen year old innocent. Addison's amazingly detailed and painful insight into the world of human trafficking of girls and women really helped me understand what it would be like to be a women trapped in such horrific circumstances as the women he portrays.

Apr 05, 2017

Interesting and informative plot but the writing was over-simplistic to the point of being painful. Almost felt like reading a Scholastic Level 5 school book instead of an adult novel. I skimmed through most of this book ... disappointing.

Very interesting plot but writing style is disappointingly simplistic. I felt I was being spoon fed the emotions and the terror. A good book but lacks impact because of the writing.

Apr 28, 2016

Although a work of fiction, it runs parallel with the actual world of sex trafficking. The success in the promotion of this evil is due to the people world-wide who participate in their deviant behavior. The crimes inflicted on these young girls is a reflection of what happens to millions of others.

Apr 22, 2016

Knowing what this book was about made it hard for me to get through the first two chapters. But despite the heavy subject matter, this book was a great read! I look forward to reading his other books

ehbooklover Apr 12, 2016

This book's strong female characters were terrific and had me rooting for them from the first page. It's main topic of human trafficking is hard to read about, but the author is able to effectively communicate the disturbing scope of this issue without providing gratuitous detail. And despite this difficult topic, the book manages to be uplifting as well. A great read!

CatherineG_1 Mar 27, 2016

Addison's story about two sisters sold into international slavery was well researched and written.
Reading John Grisham's endorsement of this book made me realize this was a legal thriller.
Addison's writing style is very similar to Grisham's, jam packed and neatly tied up at the end.
I would have preferred had he focused on one sister's ordeal. Sita's story was so strong and well done, he could have just focused only on her.

Jul 05, 2015

"A walk across the sun" is a heart rending tale of Ahalya and Sita, two sisters who are torn away from their upper middle class home in India by a cruel Tsunami. They end up in a brothel and worse still separated from each other. While Thomas an attorney from the U.S is trying hard to trace Sita, Sita resolves that come what may she will cling to her memories while Ahalya entrusts Thomas with the task of bringing Sita back to her. The message of the book further is that the war against human trafficking cannot be stopped by putting traffickers in jail rather it will only stop when men stop buying women for their pleasure. A well told story with an important message.

K_ROK Feb 01, 2015

Wow, that is really all I can say. Love this author and this book. Fantastic read but not for the faint of heart. A must read!!

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mathmami Jun 21, 2014

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