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Publisher Comments:

In a city where old is meeting new, daughters are surprising mothers, and love is breaking all the rules, this heartfelt and wickedly funny cross-cultural debut novel introduces a smart, irreverent young woman searching for independence and matrimony in a culture bound by tradition.

Between elegant soirees and the occasional mortifying mishap, Aisha Bhatia’s job as guest relations manager at New Delhi’s five-star Grand Orchid Hotel is intermittently fabulous—she certainly knows her wines and cheeses. But despite a life filled with good friends and first-class travel accommodations, the fact is that not many twenty-nine-year-old women in India are single—as Aisha’s mother never fails to remind her. Somewhere a clock is ticking, though as far as Aisha is concerned, it can be cheerfully drowned out by laughter over a champagne brunch. Yet when the handsomely chiseled Karan Verma arrives from New York, Aisha experiences an unexpected attitude adjustment. Karan is everything she’s ever wanted…that is, if she actually knew what she wanted. Is it possible that she’s about to find out?

Savvy, sexy, and unforgettable, Almost Single tackles the loving, exasperating tug-of-war between mothers and daughters, traditional customs and contemporary romance—and what happens when a modern Indian woman is caught in the middle.

Synopsis:

A series of misadventures outlines the trials and tribulations of being a single woman on the wrong side of twenty-five in India, as Aisha deals with her mother's presentation of candidates for an arranged marriage, falls in love with a New York investment banker, and is torn between tradition and her yearning to be a modern woman. Simultaneous. 60,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

The internationally trendy fiction genre...popularized by Bridget Jones's Diary and Sex and the City, now has an Indian avatar.'-Washington Post

Endearing and charming...Just the sort of book that could make a tiresome journey bearable. -Statesman, India

Bridget Jones dons a sari....A new publishing phenomenon.—Independent, UK

"Chick lit with an Indian twist"-Booklist

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Advaita Kala may be best described as rebellious (a result of three years spent at Welham’s), confused (after four years of a liberal arts education at Berry College, Georgia, USA), and multifaceted (having held jobs that range from being a librarian to a teppanyaki chef). After calling three countries and numerous cities home, she has finally dropped anchor in New Delhi. She enjoys music, sailing, reading and is devoted to her St. Bernard. This is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553906424
Publisher:
Bantam Discovery
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Kala, Advaita
Author:
Advaita Kala
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mate selection
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090224
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women

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Product details 288 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553906424 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A series of misadventures outlines the trials and tribulations of being a single woman on the wrong side of twenty-five in India, as Aisha deals with her mother's presentation of candidates for an arranged marriage, falls in love with a New York investment banker, and is torn between tradition and her yearning to be a modern woman. Simultaneous. 60,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , The internationally trendy fiction genre...popularized by Bridget Jones's Diary and Sex and the City, now has an Indian avatar.'-Washington Post

Endearing and charming...Just the sort of book that could make a tiresome journey bearable. -Statesman, India

Bridget Jones dons a sari....A new publishing phenomenon.—Independent, UK

"Chick lit with an Indian twist"-Booklist

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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