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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,090 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kavita Daswani Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Anju wants a husband. Equally important, her entire family wants Anju to have a husband. Her life in Bombay, where a marriage can be arranged in a matter of hours, is almost solely devoted to this quest, with her anxious mother hauling her from holy site to holy site in order to consult and entreat swamis and astrologers. As Anju’s twenties slip away, she’s fast becoming a spinster by her culture’s standards.

Only then is she able to persuade her parents to allow her to move to New York, where, she hopes, she will not be viewed as a failure. Making a new life, alone, will be hard, but if the stars align, she may even find love on her own terms.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hilariously funny…A reader can’t help but end up rooting for Anju in her quest.”

    LA Weekly

  • “It’s Sex and the City where sex is replaced with saris and samosas.”

    Seattle Weekly

  • “My Big Fat Bombay Wedding…With a fine ear for dialogue and a tender wit.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/15/2014

    " I found this book fascinating. I've always loved women in saris and the henna work on their hands and couldn't wait to learn more about this culture! I have more appreciation for the lives of Indian women and what they go through to feel like they fit in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jude | 2/2/2014

    " OK I'm not smarter or better for reading this but is was FUN! Refreshing to read about a culture with high respect for elders and family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nata Lie | 1/30/2014

    " It's a great book, especially for the singles out there. It's really enlightens... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tina | 1/27/2014

    " Just so you don't think I like everything I read, I didn't even give this much of a chance. The main character takes a leave of absence from work in America to return home to native India "for matrimonial purposes." Actually, she returns home for something else that I've forgotten about, but sticks around longer than originally planned so her parents can find her a husband. Uugghh. I found it tiresome, but I would be interested in knowing whether it is true to cultural norms, or not. I suspect it is. "

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