In 1923, seventeen-year-old Esther Grünspan arrives in Köln “with a hardened heart as her sole luggage.” Thus begins a twenty-two-year journey, woven against the backdrops of the European Holocaust and the Hindu Kali Yuga (the “Age of Darkness” when human civilization degenerates spiritually), in search of a place of sanctuary. Throughout her travails, using cunning and shrewdness, Esther relies on her masterful tailoring skills to help mask her Jewish heritage, navigate war-torn Europe, and emigrate to India.
Esther’s traveling companion and the novel’s narrator is Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God worshipped by millions for his abilities to destroy obstacles, bestow wishes, and avenge evils. Impressed by Esther’s fortitude and relentless determination, born of her deep—though unconscious—understanding of the meaning and purpose of love, Ganesha, with compassion, insight, and poetry, chooses to highlight her story because he recognizes it is all of our stories—for truth resides at the essence of its telling.
Weaving Eastern beliefs and perspectives with Western realities and pragmatism, Guesthouse for Ganesha is a tale of love, loss, and spirit reclaimed.
Guesthouse for Ganesha is a sensational book written by the exceptional and talented author Judith Teitelman and is a book like no other. Guesthouse for Ganesha is a book I was keen to read ever since discovering it because I always love to find inspiring stories to read so when I discovered Guesthouse for Ganesha I thought ‘is this finally the perfect book?!’.
Now that I have finished Guesthouse for Ganesha, I can happily write that yes, it is book lovers. Guesthouse for Ganesha is an incredible, well-developed tale that will captivate readers from beginning to end. That is why I already recommend this book, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the wonderful Guesthouse for Ganesha!
Guesthouse for Ganesha is a beautifully moving novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel Esther Grünspan. The reader will meet Esther, a seventeen-year-old in 1923 as she arrives in Köln and the reader will follow her throughout her life and all the trials and tribulations she faces. The reader in Guesthouse for Ganesha will learn that the story is narrated by the Hindu God Ganesha as he accompanies the Jewish mortal on her journey. The journey is not an easy one but Esther will make her way through life thanks to her excellent tailoring skills, Ganesha, and her spirit and determination which will eventually set her on her journey to India and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Guesthouse for Ganesha!
The story of Guesthouse for Ganesha is a compelling one thanks to the enthralling and poignant moments as well as the unpredictable nature of the book that will have the readers turning the pages with haste from beginning to end. I love books that involve a journey because usually in these stories the character develops and grows as they overcome events and battles which in turn adds to the development of the character and explores life lessons throughout the book and that is most certainly the case with Guesthouse for Ganesha!
Guesthouse for Ganesha is a remarkable, fascinating, and addictive read that managed to entertain me from start to finish thanks to the unique premise of the story as well as the excellent literature courtesy of Judith Teitelman. Teitelman is an incredibly talented author who clearly knows how to write unique but engaging stories. It was evident to me from the start that Teitelman is a passionate writer who surely loves entertaining readers with her literature and putting a smile on readers’ faces! I loved this about the author, but what I loved the most about Teitelman’s writing is her remarkable descriptions because they genuinely amazed me.
Overall Guesthouse for Ganesha is a marvelous, stellar, and supreme book that will entertain, delight as well as charm readers! And so I, of course, have to award this book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you won’t regret it!
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