An International BestsellerIn 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. In Sicily, Giulia works in her father's wig workshop. 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. Just as she expects a big promotion, her life is shattered when she's diagnosed with cancer. The Braid is a celebration of womanhood and the power of connection and perseverance.