A Walk Across the Sun
A NovelBook - 2012
The international bestseller, with more than 35,000 copies sold in Canada
When a tsunami rages through their coastal village in India, Ahalya Ghai and her sister, Sita, are left orphaned and alone. Searching for protection amid the devastation, they are taken by criminals and thrust into a hidden world of illicit commerce, where the most valuable prize is the innocence of a child.
Half a world away, In Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crises. Estranged from his wife, Priya, he makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro-bono sabbatical in Mumbai, India, with an organization that prosecutes the region's human traffickers. Little does he know that his reluctant penance will soon turn into a global quest to save the love he lost and a young woman he has never met.
Spanning three continents and two cultures, A Walk Across the Sun is a suspenseful, fast-paced and moving journey through the underworld of modern slavery and into the darkest--and most resilient--corners of the human heart.
"A pulse-revving novel with a serious message." -- O, the Oprah magazine
"A novel that is beautiful in its story and also important in its message. A Walk Across The Sun deserves a wide audience." --John Grisham