A Good Indian Wife: A Novel by Anne CherianA Good Indian Wife: A Novel by Anne Cherian

A Good Indian Wife: A Novel

byAnne Cherian

Paperback | October 17, 2016

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Handsome anesthesiologist Neel is sure he can resist his family’s pleas that he marry a "good" Indian girl. With a girlfriend and a career back in San Francisco, the last thing Neel needs is an arranged marriage. But that’s precisely what he gets. His bride, Leila, a thirty-year-old teacher, comes with her own complications. They struggle to reconcile their own desires with others’ expectations in this story of two people, two countries, and two ways of life that may be more compatible than they seem.
Anne Cherian is the author of A Good Indian Wife and The Invitation. Born and raised in Jamshedpur, India, she now lives in Los Angeles, California.
Title:A Good Indian Wife: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.95 inPublished:October 17, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393335291

ISBN - 13:9780393335293


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book. This book is a great read. Full of passion and culture.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Learning Culture through Fiction The author shows how Indian culture and family pressure play out in this book. Enjoyed the writing style and nuances of culture shown through out the book. Its a story about expectations of family and culture and how many don't live up to the ideal. Read this book to learn about culture but it is a slow get to know the characters kind of book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-29

Editorial Reviews

This quietly brilliant novel is a joy to read. — Curled Up With a Good BookEngaging and thought provoking; a combination of India and America, tradition and modernity, oneness and individuality. I couldn’t put this book down. — Story Circle Book ReviewsAnne Cherian appears to be channeling Jane Austen in her wonderful novel A Good Indian Wife. Set in contemporary America and India, the book celebrates the cultural customs and idiosyncratic human nature that work in combination to create love, family, and identity. And like Austen, the writer ever-so-gently challenges the reader’s expectations and assumptions about the nature of romance and fidelity. — Antonya Nelson