Almost Single

Almost Single

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
In a city where old is meeting new, daughters are surprising mothers, and love is breaking all the rules, this heartfelt and wickedly funny cross-cultural debut novel introduces a smart, irreverent young woman searching for independence and matrimony in a culture bound by tradition.

Between elegant soirees and the occasional mortifying mishap, Aisha Bhatia’s job as guest relations manager at New Delhi’s five-star Grand Orchid Hotel is intermittently fabulous—she certainly knows her wines and cheeses. But despite a life filled with good friends and first-class travel accommodations, the fact is that not many twenty-nine-year-old women in India are single—as Aisha’s mother never fails to remind her. Somewhere a clock is ticking, though as far as Aisha is concerned, it can be cheerfully drowned out by laughter over a champagne brunch. Yet when the handsomely chiseled Karan Verma arrives from New York, Aisha experiences an unexpected attitude adjustment. Karan is everything she’s ever wanted…that is, if she actually knew what she wanted. Is it possible that she’s about to find out?

Savvy, sexy, and unforgettable, Almost Single tackles the loving, exasperating tug-of-war between mothers and daughters, traditional customs and contemporary romance—and what happens when a modern Indian woman is caught in the middle.

Baker & Taylor
A series of misadventures outlines the trials and tribulations of being a single woman on the wrong side of twenty-five in India, as Aisha deals with her mother's presentation of candidates for an arranged marriage, falls in love with a New York investment banker, and is torn between tradition and her yearning to be a modern woman. Simultaneous. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Discovery, 2009
Edition: Bantam discovery trade pbk
ISBN: 9780553386103
0553386107
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 21 cm

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