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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,880 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Farahad Zama Narrator: Tania Rodrigues Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Farahad Zama’s debut novel transports listeners to faraway India for a story brimming with endearing characters, homespun wisdom, and blossoming love. After Mr. Ali retires, he launches a matchmaking service that helps an array of clients arrange marriages. But he’s unaware of his able assistant’s dire need for his marriage bureau. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A lilting, funny, warmhearted book.”

    Sophie Kinsella, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A charming novel, fascinating in its depiction of a rich and exotic texture, yet filled with characters as familiar as your next-door neighbors.”

    Ann B. Ross, New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Julia novels

  • “Farahad Zama’s thoroughly entertaining debut novel captivates and delights. In marrying a uniquely Indian tale of culture and tradition to a universal story of family bonds tested and love triumphant, Zama has arranged a perfect match.”

    Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Zama’s strength is in showing the love that makes the matchmaking system possible, looking at the reciprocity, trust, and devotion that underlie marriage…Zama’s delightful world of mid-morning tea breaks, afternoon siestas, picnics in mango groves, and meddlesome aunties is a pleasant place to hang out.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Zama’s debut novel captivates the reader as an entertaining chronicle of a contemporary Indian matchmaking service and as insightful commentary on the lingering dictates of religion and class in modern India…Zama sprinkles his lively narrative with morsels of everyday life and age-old traditions, from marriage and burial rituals to the making of mung-bean crepes—all of which enrich and enliven his simple and engaging plot.”


  • “Charming…Fans of Alexander McCall Smith’s intrepid Precious Ramotswe are likely to find an equally engaging protagonist in Mr. Ali.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Danielle | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting insight in a different culture. Loved the funny mister Ali and his sweet employee Aruna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Yael Shaner | 2/11/2014

    " Hindu and Muslim customs and traditions in India. A light reading, fun book. "

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


  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eve | 2/5/2014

    " What a delightful little gem of a book! It reminded me a lot of the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" books. Well written and charming, I can't wait to get my hands on number two of the series! "

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