The Tiffin

The Tiffin

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The dabbawallas of Mumbai deliver box lunches - called tiffins - to whitecollar workers all over the vast city. They are legendary for their near-perfect service: for every six million lunches sent, only one will fail to reach its intended destination. The Tiffin is about that one time in millions when a box goes astray, changing lives forever. hen a note placed in a tiffin is lost, a newborn-Kunal-is separated from his mother. Twelve years later, Kunal lives as a virtual slave under the thumb of his foster father, Seth.
Publisher: Toronto :, Cormorant Books
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781770860407
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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bookworm0012 Apr 12, 2013

I liked the overall story but the concept of the tiffins was confusing. I didn't understand the point or the concept. I thought the characters were likable enough and the beginning was enough to captivate me but as the book continued, it lost it's intrigue.

Missy4052 Apr 03, 2013

i found that the book was more awkward than anything.

SparklyThings Mar 14, 2013

I think a lot of people are not reading it because of the cover and it being taken place in a far away country and what not but i cried it was really good

ForestofReadingTeam Feb 26, 2013

Cool Author Fact: MAHTAB NARSIMHAN's name is Persian and "Mahtab" means moonlight.

NorthleaAM Feb 25, 2013

I thought this book was o.k. I didn't think it was spectacular but I liked how the main message was that he didn't need his real family because he had his friends. My favourite part of this book was when Kunal and Nikihl saw who they thought and probably was his mother but she was too afraid to say anything. I liked this because I was interested in what excuse she would make or what she would say when she found Kunal.

09sparky Feb 25, 2013

I enjoyed the idea of "The Tiffin" and that Kunal just wants a family of his own. I think my favourite part about this book was when Kunal jumped into the train tracks and the ending. It was really unpredictable and emotional when Kunal is offered the chance to meet his mother but he says he already has a family with a friend Vinayak.

bigbang13 Feb 22, 2013

I really liked the Tiffen, I liked the idea of him trying to find his mom and having a friend like Vinayak who doesn't have any family, and wants a family of his own. I especially liked how they had a twist at the end and how this book was not predictable.

dfss99 Jan 21, 2013

This book was ok. I thought it was kind of pointless and it wasnt that interesting. I did not enjoy this book. It had it good parts and bad parts but the good parts were few and far between. It was boring because all it is about is this guy tring to find his mom and waiting tables.

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