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The braid / by Laetitia Colombani ; [Translation, Louise Rogers Lalaurie].


"In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter an education, she takes her child and flees her small village with nothing but resourcefulness, eventually heading to a temple where she will experience a rebirth. In Sicily, Giulia works in her father's wig workshop, the last of its kind in Palermo. She washes, bleaches, and dyes the hair provided by the city's hairdressers, which is now in short supply. But when her father is the victim of a serious accident, she discovers that the company's financial situation is dire. Now she must find a way to save her family's livelihood. In Canada, Sarah is a successful lawyer and twice-divorced mother of three children whose identity is wrapped up in her work. Just as she expects a big promotion, her life is shattered when she's diagnosed with cancer"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432872366
  • ISBN: 1432872362
  • Physical Description: 253 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 2017 as La tresse by Éditions Grasser & Fasquelle, Paris"--Title page verso.
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Subject: Women > Fiction.
Individualism > Fiction.
Determination (Personality trait) > Fiction.
Cancer > Patients > Fiction.
Dalits > India > Fiction.
Wigmakers > Italy > Sicily > Fiction.
Women lawyers > Canada > Fiction.
Genre: Large print books.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library LP Colombani, Laetitia (Text)
Gift Book: Donated in loving memory of Helen-Louise Elliff. Presented by Anne Elliff.
34MO2001814538 Large Print Available -

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