A Good Indian Wife

A Good Indian Wife

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Successful anesthesiologist Neel hopes to resist his family's pleas that he marry a proper woman during a visit home to India, while jaded thirty-year-old teacher Leila anticipates her latest suitor without high hopes.

Norton Pub
A clash of hearts and cultures set against the divergent backdrops of rural India and downtown San Francisco.

Blackwell North Amer
Handsome anesthesiologist Neel prides himself on his decisiveness, both in and out of the operating room. So when he agrees to return to India to visit his ailing grand­father, he is sure he’ll be able to resist his family’s pleas that he marry a “good” Indian girl. With a girlfriend and a promising career back in San Francisco, the last thing Neel needs is an arranged marriage.Leila is a thirty-year-old teacher in Neel’s family’s village who has watched too many prospective husbands come and go to think her newest suitor will be any different. She is well past prime marrying age; her family has no money for a dowry; and then there’s the matter of an old friendship with a Muslim boy named Janni.Neel and Leila struggle to reconcile their own desires with the expectations of others in this riveting story of two people, two countries, and two ways of life that may be more compatible than they seem.

Baker
& Taylor

Successful anesthesiologist Neel hopes to resist his family's pleas that he marry a proper woman during a visit home to India, while jaded thirty-year-old teacher Leila anticipates her latest suitor without high hopes and while retaining memories of an old friendship with a Muslim boy.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393065237
0393065235
Characteristics: 376 p. ; 22 cm

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amg4386
Sep 03, 2013

I absolutely loved this novel. I am a big fan of renting books from the library, but after stumbling upon this one, I knew I had to buy this to add to my bookshelf. This novel gives such an interesting perspective and insights to arranged marriages and the Indian culture. I hope she writes more.

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gtelesford
Mar 10, 2011

Arranged marriage between a simple village woman and a n indian man who goes to america and becomes a doctor. He marries to please his parents but really wants nothing to do with his indian wife and culture. In america it turns out that she is the most intelligent of the 2.

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