Flowers In The Blood

Flowers In The Blood

Beautiful Dinah Sassoon, daughter of an affluent opium trader and pillar of Calcutta’s tight-knit Jewish community, sees her privileged future destroyed when her mother is mysteriously murdered. This tragic event leaves Dinah dishonored and virtually unmarriageable…until Edwin Salem, offering unconditional love, sparks her indomitable spirit and passionate ambition.

“A novel of Jews in India…Compelling, informative, absorbing.” — The New York Times

“Gripping…Creates a mesmerizing realty, subtly etched with historical detail.” — Booklist

“Exhilarating…Suspenseful” — Kirkus Reviews

“A fascinating tale…meticulously researched…delves deeply into the history of the Jewish people in India.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer

Worldwide Bestseller! Available in English and Spanish

BOOK CLUBS: See the links below for historical information about the Jews of India.

Questions and Answers about the Jews of India and Flowers in the Blood

New York Times Review by Janet Kaye

New Swatantra Times review about Indian Jews, the Opium Trade and Flowers in the Blood

Jewish Daily Israel Today article about the Baghdadi Jews of India and the Sassoon family by Joseph Sargon

India Abroad Article about the Jews of India

New York Times Article on the Opium Wars by Flora Lewis

Ocala Star Banner interview with author and review of Flowers in the Blood

Hadassah Magazine review of Flowers in the Blood by Gloria Goldreich

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Flowers in the Blood has been updated as an e-book and includes an interview with the author about the writing of this book, an author bio, and a book club guide.

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