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    Description

    Hilarious and heartwarming, an East-meets-West novel for fans of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.

    Every woman has a secret life....

    When Nikki takes a creative writing job at her local temple, with visions of emancipating the women of the community she left behind as a self-important teenager, she's shocked to discover a group of barely literate women who have no interest in her ideals.

    Yet to her surprise, the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just their modesty - these are women who have spent their lives in the shadows of fathers, brothers and husbands, being dutiful, raising children and going to temple, but whose inner lives are as rich and fruitful as their untold stories. But as they begin to open up to each other about womanhood, sexuality and the dark secrets within the community, Nikki realises that the illicit nature of the class may place them all in danger.

    East meets West and tradition clashes with modernity in a thought-provoking cross-cultural novel that might make you look again at the women in your life.

    ©2017 Balli Kaur Jaswal (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

    Commentaires

    "Big-hearted, earthy and funny: turns so many preconceptions upside down and opens up a world that so many of us have only glimpsed. A rattlingly good story." (Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
    "Compulsive, funny and wonderfully original - this novel glows with witty sensuality. I love it." (Helen Lederer, author of Losing It)
    "Poignant, intelligent yet wickedly funny - a delightful read that reignites one's belief in the power of sisterhood." (June Sarpong)

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    • 05/12/2020

    Absolutely loved it!!

    I just finished the book and I have a feeling of pure joy from experiencing this amazing story but also sad it ended. That kind of book, the book where you will miss the characters, their world but feel so happy to have "spent time" with them. Also, Meera's reading was MAGNIFICENT. Hoping to find more books she narrates.

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    • Lisa
    • 07/04/2020

    Punjabi charm

    This is a charming, sweet and uplifting tale that has been beautifully narrated. Very enjoyable listening.

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    • Naomi
    • 11/08/2018

    Enjoyable

    I found the story a little predictable but overall it was an easy and enjoyable read.

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    • GB
    • 25/10/2017

    Great Discovery

    I bought this book on the title. It started off like a YA novel that was well written and well read but it soon became a fascinating journey into a complex world.
    It deals with the lives of people in an alien environment who live within a introverted self protecting society.
    Its characters are likeable and sympathetic and strong without being unrealistically aggressive
    The story is compelling enough to keep you wanting more.
    The reading is really good. The readers light tone only draws attention to the issues that are drawn out.
    Altogether excellent entertainment though an interesting landsacpe

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    • JoeyD
    • 03/11/2020

    To be enjoyed privately

    Lovely book, it has it all- murder, romance, intrigue. But when these ‚merry widows’ begin telling their erotic stories, listeners had better be wearing earphones!