Even though in the Storyteller's Secret, we get several different POVs, I feel like this story serves as a bridge. A bridge in a gap so wide between Mother's and Daughters.
Jaya goes to her Mother's birth country of India to not just find out why she and her mother do not have a closeness she feels that should have BUT she goes to find herself. After suffering several miscarriages and her marriage on the brink of ending, Jaya is lost. And not having a close relationship with her mom deepens that lost.
After hearing of the death of her Grandfather and wondering why her mother and uncles will not even return for the man's passing, Jaya in a search for the answer finds not just a connection to the Grandmother she never knew but she finally finds a connection to her Mother.
Oh, this story. It had me in tears at times, I wept for Jaya, her mother and her grandmother. Three generations of women who dealt with devastating lost in their own ways. But through the lost comes a strength that women across generations and race have always seemed to be able to find. I don't know what that strength is or what it is called, but this author found it with this story.
We can go into the Storyteller's Secret and nitpick about smalls things but THIS story IMO is more about reconciliation. The reconciliation of Jaya and her mom's relationship and through that mending, Jaya was able to forge a connection between a mother and daughter who never knew each other.
Brava Ms. Badani, The Storyteller's Secret is epic.