- Paperback: 286 pages
- Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt Ltd (2 April 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9385755080
- ISBN-13: 978-9385755088
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,18,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Yard Paperback – 2 Apr 2016
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History, family legends and a compulsion to tell a good story propel this novel beyond any exotic “Caribbean” labels’.—The Hindu
Besides the themes and influences that make this novel a good read and a possible feature film one day, there is one more charming element: the use of the Trinidad dialect’.— The Hindu
'Aliyyah Eniath’s debut novel, The Yard, has the makings of a Bollywood movie.' - Live Mint
'I highly recommend this book to you if you are looking for a serene yet vivid love story (and the drama that surrounds it).' - Define Yellow Blog
'The Yard tells of the growth of a childhood bond and later a struggle with romantic attraction. What follows is a haunting story of love, family obligations and redemption’. - Trinidad and Tobago Guardian
‘With this novel, she says she explores the ideas of breaking free from imposed boundaries (familial or otherwise), understanding and feeling supported in who you are, overcoming self-doubt, and finally being true to yourself’. - She the People TV
‘The Yard is a story of love, loss and betrayal. It is a story of commitment and a story of fear of commitment. It is also a story of the power of love – of parents for their children, of passion that can scare, and of letting go of someone you love for the sake of their happiness’. - The Good Book Corner BlogSee all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
The author’s portrayal of Trinidad, all the characters and the yard feeds your imagination, some of the descriptions sounded very poetic. She gives every minute detail of every family member of every generation (including the pets); From celebrating weddings to arranging funerals; From falling in love to heartbreaks; From elements of home to far away adventures; which collectively engages you in the story and makes it very easy to read.
I personally enjoyed reading this book because I could relate to the yard, relate to growing up in a joint family, and the constant pressure of pleasing, & living up to other people’s expectations. I went through a roller coaster of emotions – I remember laughing, crying and being stunned at some of the unexpected curves in the story. I highly recommend this book to you if you are looking for a serene yet vivid love story (and the drama that surrounds it). For my detailed review, you can visit my blog. [...] Happy Reading!
This is the kind of book that you take in your hands and leave it only once you finish it all.
But the story never leaves you.
Not for weeks. Not for months.
If you judge a book by its cover then The Yard would certainly stood up well on your expectations.
If you don't judge a book by its cover, then The Yard would make you to start judging books by their covers. So is its impact.
The Yard is a powerful narrative of Maya, Behrooz, Sara and their family and how entangled and complicated their lives are. One's decision affects everyone around them.
The best thing you'll love about it is the strong connection all of them create with you. The strength of this nexus will make you go forward with this one for a long time.
You start breathing with the characters. You start living with the characters. In The Yard.
They get the scruff of your neck and stir your emotions continuously.
The author has touched and discussed subjects nearer to every human's heart and that what makes it a magnificent read.
I admired every single thing about The Yard. There wasn't any other options than that! Such is the writing style, cover and the presentation!
I'm surely gifting this to my sister.