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UNDER THE TAMARIND TREE: A NOVEL
troubles, he remained kind to everyone throughout, even though I was annoyed with his selfishness in the
beginning. Of course I liked the chicken farm but I could never kill a chicken. Since I’ve known chickens
personally, I haven’t been able to eat them, either, but still eat eggs.
~ AMERICAN BLOGGER KATHARINE OTTO, OCTOBER 24, 2019.
Brisk and compelling read.
I’m about half way through the book. It’s a brisk and compelling read. Richard sure has problems, doesn’t he?
– his wife, his family, his livelihood, his country, and his own demons!
~ ROBERT A VELLA, AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR, BLOGGING AT THE SECULAR JURIST, OCTOBER 24, 2019.
Amanda Khan <e-mail address>
Thu 10/10/2019 3:13 PM
Hi Rosaliene Bacchus! I enjoyed your book “Under the Tamarind Tree” very much. I loved the simplicity of the
story. It brought back so much memories to me. I couldn’t put the book down. I love Richard lol A man that
loved his wife unconditionally, he was determined to accomplish his dreams no matter what. He acknowledged
when he was wrong yet he kept pressing on towards his goals. The humor in this book is outrageous! I love
it. Well done Rosaliene Bacchus!
~ AMANDA KHAN, GUYANESE AMERICAN, NEW YORK, USA
What a story! So well told.
I finished reading “Under the Tamarind Tree” last night, or should I say early this morning. I was halfway
through when I began reading last night and past midnight there were still a hundred pages to go so I shut
down and got ready for bed but I couldn’t let go of the story, got up, booted up and read until I got to the
end. Must have been about 2:00 AM.
What a story! So well told. One doesn’t need to be back-grounded in Guyana history to read your novel, the
history tells itself throughout. The characters are believable and constant. What a movie your story would
Your novel is a “can’t put it down” writing. I’ve read thousands of novels over the years as time constraints
forced me to learn speed reading and I can tell you that “Under the Tamarind Tree” ranks up there with the
best of them if not actually at the very top. I’m amazed, honestly. I know I shouldn’t be but this took me like
a whirlwind. Only one thing disappointed me: it ended way too soon.
Thank you for opening a window of life on another part of the planet I know so little about.
~ FRENCH CANADIAN BLOGGER, SHA'TARA, BLOGGING AT BURNING WOMAN, OCTOBER 9, 2019.
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great read.
October 1, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
What a great read dear Rosaline, well, of course, I wasn’t surprised after being your blog’s fan. You deserve
the five stars indeed.
~ IRANIAN CANADIAN, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, LALEH CHINI
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Gripping from beginning to end.
I read “Under the Tamarind Tree” in two sittings. I spent a whole day and evening
reading over 200 pages. It was gripping from beginning to end, and ultimately
charming. I especially liked the insight into Guyanese culture, ethnic and religious
interplay, as well as political goings-on during the transition from British rule to
“independence” in the 1950s and early 1960s. It is such an alien world to me, but your
novel made me fall in love with it and want to see it for myself. It also made me wonder
what Guyana is like now, with the oil discoveries and hook-up with Exxon-Mobil. The
food sounds delicious.
What struck me most about your protagonist, Richard Cheong, was that despite all his