Blog Tour: Review of Another Heaven by Annu Subramanian


Title: Another Heaven
Author: Annu Subramanian
Publisher: Apprentice House
Pages: 332
Genre: Factu-Fiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle

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Annu Subramanian’s new novel, ANOTHER HEAVEN, exposes with unflinching honesty and deep psychological insight the twisted relationship between terrorism and human trafficking. ANOTHER HEAVEN may be difficult to digest in part, but its frankness and refusal to turn away from the unsparing horror of its terrible premise make the book an essential addition to the literature of terrorism and its links to international human trafficking.

Subramanian, a self-described “writer of conscience,” employs her considerable literary skills in the service of shining a bright light on human rights abuses and terrorism. In her previous novel, WAITING FOR THE PERFECT DAWN, Subramanian focused on bringing awareness about the suppression of women and domestic violence.

 I received this book to give an honest review.

I really enjoyed this story being told. It felt real, and scary at the same time. We follow Tina who is a student working on her thesis about terrorists and how their mind works. But little does she know there is more than just that. She learns first hand how far terrorists will go to get their Cause noticed. It amazed me how Usman destroyed family lives just for his cause. Then the way that those are captured end up thinking like Usman and his group they are brainwashed almost and it is truly scary. It is like they forget all that happened before them. Tina is a great character within this book, she is not strong or overbearing she wants to save those that have been hurt by this Usman character (once she learns about him).

A really great read, that I highly recommend to all those that enjoy reading a story that will keep you engaged.

The only problem I had and I believe it was over looked was the van. It was green and at one point Tina calls it blue. Then it goes back to green. Something to simple but nothing that deters you away from the book.


Excerpt:

“When bound by religion, one cannot draw boundaries to the path to heaven.”

“Stop hurling religion like a hunter throws raw meat to a beast.  Before you enter the path to heaven, what about the hell you have created for hundreds of men and women on this earth?  Which religion would endorse your actions?”

“You live in a chasm between heaven and hell.  You and your whole lot.  To me, there is nothing between heaven and hell.  And I can turn that HELL into HEAVEN.  This is why I cannot leave religion alone.  It is what makes me what I am.”

About the Author:

Annu Subramanian is the director of the Writing Center at Brown School, Schenectady, New York. She co-founded Albany Women Connection, a support group in Albany, New York. She was chosen as one of four national finalists by the Norman Mailer Center and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in 2011 for her short story, SO FAIR AND VERY LOVELY. She was chosen as Educator of Excellence in 2011 by the New York State English Council.

Her latest book is the factu-fiction, Another Heaven.

Visit her website at www.annusubramanian.com.

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