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by Linda Holeman

ISBN: 0755322932
ISBN13: 978-0755322930
Language: English
Publisher: Headline Review (2005)
Pages: 480
Category: Contemporary
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.9
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Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). I know the author of this book is quite well known for her other historical novel, "The Linnet Bird" which I have in my stack but haven't yet read-though I've heard a lot of praise for it. Praise that seems hard to justify if it is anything like this book. The Moonlit Cage" isn't bad really. In fact it's rather engrossing and I sped through its 500 or so pages in a day. But though the story kept me reading it never really connected with the characters.

Books like 'The Moonlit Cage' are something quite extraordinary. Linda Holeman is the author of fourteen books of fiction

Books like 'The Moonlit Cage' are something quite extraordinary. The book is narrated by Darya, a young Muslim woman from Afghanistan who opens the first pages of the story by talking briefly about how she is considered wicked due to her character and life choices. Linda Holeman is the author of fourteen books of fiction. Her work includes two adult collections of literary short stories, Flying to Yellow and Devil’s Darning Needle, as well as the historic novels The Linnet Bird, The Moonlit Cage, In a Far Country, The Saffron Gate, The Lost Souls of Angelkov, and The Devil on Her Tongue.

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About The Moonlit Cage. Daryâ’s simple life in ry Afghanistan is torn apart when a hateful curse by a jealous tribeswoman leaves her an outcast in her small Muslim village. She looks to her arranged marriage to the son of a nomadic tribal chief with hope that it will deliver her from this oppression; instead, Daryâ finds herself regularly beaten by her wrathful husband, and more isolated than she can bear. Although he is a complete stranger, she joins him on his journey to Bombay-and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.

The Moonlit Cage is the spellbinding story of Darya, a young Afghan girl, cursed, worthless and despised by her . The Moonlit Cage was chosen by Amnesty International UK as one of their 'ten great books on human rights'.

The Moonlit Cage is the spellbinding story of Darya, a young Afghan girl, cursed, worthless and despised by her husband and her family, who embarks on the journey of a lifetime - one that takes her from the unforgiving valleys and mountains of her homeland to 1850s London, the heart of the mighty British Empire. A world traveller, she grew up and was educated in Winnipeg.

Praise for Linda Holeman. strength is a tremendous ability to create multiple plotlines and then weave them until they’re tied off in a satisfying knot. Holeman is a master of dramatic tension and of seducing a reader’s attention. LINDA HOLEMAN is the author of the international bestselling historical novels The Linnet Bird, The Moonlit Cage, In a Far Country and The Saffron Gate, as well as eight other works of fiction and short fiction. A world traveller, she grew up and was educated in Winnipeg, and was a teacher for ten years before she began to write.

When we read The Moonlit Cage, by Linda Holeman, we were absorbed by main character Darya's timeless (and placeless) struggle for independence as much as we were captivated by its descriptions of the lush landscape and diverse cultures. Darya, who was born into a traditional Muslim family, faces many of the same circumstances characteristic of traditional Victorian heroines from that period - namely, having little say in life-changing decisions and facing the consequences when one does stand up to the men responsible for making them.

The moonlit cage : a novel. by. Holeman, Linda, 1949-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. New York : Three Rivers Press. Internet Archive Books. org on December 1, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Linda Holeman 2005 Linda reading from The Moonlit Cage, McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg, MB. .

Linda Holeman 2005 Linda reading from The Moonlit Cage, McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg, MB March, 2006. Linda signing books at Greenwoods Books Edmonton, AB May, 2006. Amnesty International UK. Amnesty International UK has chosen The Moonlit Cage as one of the Ten Great Books on Human Rights, along with To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, The Help, and Mosquito. Holeman’s talent is evident in her attention to detail and mood. The Moonlit Cage is a well-paced, creative and addictive novel, with enough substance and depth to engage the cynic and the romantic alike.

Holeman is the author of fourteen books of fiction, which have sold millions of copies worldwide. Amnesty International UK has chosen The Moonlit Cage as one of the "Ten Great Books on Human Rights", along with To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, The Help, and Mosquito.

Comments:
Fearlessdweller
I very much enjoyed this book as I love Afghanistan through all periods of history. It was well written, kept my interest throughout the heroine's life. I thought that it was very believable the situations she found herself in. I very much liked the ending

Dawncrusher
It's not very often that you see a historical novel that has an Afghan main character. Most historical fiction (written in English) is set in England-the Tudor and Victorian Ages to be more exact. Some of it goes for the exotic Asian countries, some the European Continent, some in India (especially British occupied.) But the point is it's difficult to find a historical novel that isn't from a western viewpoint. Probably because the authors themselves are mostly western.

"The Moonlit Cage" is the story of Daryâ, a Muslin girl living in Afghanistan in the 19th century. Being the only child in her parent's marriage and a girl she was already regarded as being of little use. But as she grows up and begins to question (very slightly, but question still) the world around she is labeled by her society with one word: wicked.

But through her questioning Daryâ will lead a life not like the one her parents planned for her. She will travel far, all the way to the heart of the British Empire, sometimes gaining freedom, sometimes loosing it but always striving towards a place she feels at home.

I know the author of this book is quite well known for her other historical novel, "The Linnet Bird" which I have in my stack but haven't yet read-though I've heard a lot of praise for it. Praise that seems hard to justify if it is anything like this book.

"The Moonlit Cage" isn't bad really. In fact it's rather engrossing and I sped through its 500 or so pages in a day. But though the story kept me reading it never really connected with the characters. Maybe it's that my viewpoint is so different from the base view of the main character, maybe I just didn't like the writing style. Either way I still plan on reading Linda Holeman's other book.

Three and a half stars.

Phenade
I have read most of Linda Holeman's books and this one was one of her best.

Fast Lovebird
The book is about a young Muslim female and her journey through life. She is female and so her life for many reason must be miserable and she must bare it. Dari (the main character) tries to heed to her paternal grandmother's words to use and remember her Power, but it certainly doesn't help her very much. Dari is strongwilled and sometimes stubborn but is always put into place especially by her father. Then her father one day makes the most crazy decision that causes more problems and much more pain for Dari. Dari finally marries into what would seem a decent life and perhaps a chance for her to regain new strength and happiness. Wrong. She is subjected to constant abuse mainly because of her belief in some curse on her.She ends up having to survive on her own for awhile until she is found by Sahib. Her journey begins again with more ups and some downs.

I am very interested in reading about different cultures. I am very fond of the middle eastern culture and so this book grabbed me. I read a few reviews and notice one reviewer stated the book was very sad. I didn't want to think this way, but read with caution. However, true to words, this is a very depressing book. Nothing good ever happens and when there is a little light of good something else depressing happens.

I was expecting some unequalness even a few expected issues with Dari' character, but every single page was drawn out with loads of deep problems and dark conclusions. Dari is suppose to be clever and smart but I found her naive and dependent. She believes everything told to her by everyone. She doesn't seem to believe in herself. When she should have questioned she did not. When she did, she requestioned her own self and got into trouble. A sign of an abused woman. Maybe. I forgive this but every page? I was not heartbroken, but sick of hearing Dari speak about her dark, dim, dismal, miserable, sad- life. I paged through hoping that there was light at the end of the tunnel- I am not sure I was satisfied with what I got.

The detail of the book is very good. Well written and I definitely was able to visualize pretty much everything that went on inside the pages. There were great historical accounts and I was delighted to journey from one tribe to the next and one country to the next. This is what kept my interest- the author had wealth of knowledge, but was considerate enough in allowing Dari to explore her new chapters alone, and without explaining to much to the reader. Incredible. But any moments of happiness was fleeting.

I am thinking the high stars and comments about this books is a bit deceptive. I believe the book gives a false sense of exactly what some of us expected to read about women in the middle east. But through my research and own studies, past beyond these pages- not every woman's life is like this. Many Muslim women are educated, are married to good men, and are raising beautiful children. Many men love their wives and are not so quick to beat down and be disrespectful to them. If I were a muslim reading this book I would be a bit insulted because again nothing in this book apparently is too nice or good.

Books like these sell good coin because it draws into our fantasies for a good story. And may prove what we fear and justify our beliefs. Even I from time to time enjoy a good woman goes from nothing to something, but when you have a book where page after page are somber interludes. I had to put the book down and say- life is so much better than this.

So, read the book if you wish but be ready to travel for pages of endless rancor of major depression. You may even need to take an antidepressant afterwards.

3 stars for a well written book but poor tone.

Utchanat
A wonderful read! Well written and enjoyable from beginning to end, an intense story of hardship and strength of will of a young Muslim woman. The book arrived quickly after ordering and I would order from here again.

Balladolbine
This is a very well written book,however there is so much sadness in this book that it makes you wonder if this author is as sad. The character in this book is very strong young lady. She has to deal with so much pain and sorrow and shame,it is a wonder she could still hold her head up after it was all said and done. If you are looking for a happy book this is not the one to read. However, it will make you hope things will get better for the young lady. One cannot help but admire this young lady's strength and stamina and her tenacity to get away to a better place.

Kinashand
Loved the book. Right form the beginning the description of Darya's early life and all that happen through out the story kept me captivated.
I looked forward at night to get lost in the pages.

I found this book at the library. After I read it I thought it was so good I bought a copy for my friends to read. I love this story. . . .a real page turner. I'm going to look into more from this author.

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