Name: A Trunk Full of Sunshine
Author: Sapna Dhyani Devrani
No. of Pages: 138
Publisher: Frog Books (An imprint of Leadstart Publishing)
Price: Rs. 150/-
Published in: 2018
How did I get it? From the publisher.
THE BLURB SAYS:
The book is a memoir of a Armed Forces personnel’s wife. It is a collection of twenty-seven very short reflections by the author. Families of people serving in armed forces are like modern gypsies, moving from one place to another, carrying their lives in a trunk. Their experiences are very interesting, inspiring and worth sharing. Hence, the plot had great potential. But the style of narration and depicting incidents or events didn’t do justice to the plot at all. Not much mature writing.
The writing was not engaging and seemed to be rotating around only a few things, like the author’s previous residence at Jaipur (missing her prized garden to be specific), the author not liking her present place of posting and the bigheartedness of the Sigh regiment. At times, it also felt as if humour was forced down my throat.
The book is a light read and should not be read with much expectations.Also, the book falls in the “non-fiction” genre, but misprinted as “fiction” on the back cover.