Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

From the award-winning author of An Obedient Father (2001 Hemingway Foundation PEN Award) and Family Life (2014 New York Times Best Books of the Year; 2015 Folio Prize; and 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award), comes a collection of short stories that entertains...
Re-Imagining History

Re-Imagining History

It would not be an exaggeration if he were cited to be one of the most influential writers in India at the present time. His personal story is an example of reinvention. His love of history and Hindu theology started in childhood, interacting with his grandfather, a...
Young Adult Rom-Com For the Win!

Young Adult Rom-Com For the Win!

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon. Simon Pulse (Simon & Shuster): New York. 384 pages. $17.99 hardcover. Also available as a digital book and Audible. Girl has goal (break the glass ceiling in the world of coding without “IIH” distractions). Boy has goal...
Oriental Forays: The Last Gods of Indochine

Oriental Forays: The Last Gods of Indochine

THE LAST GODS OF INDOCHINE by Samuel Ferrer. 422 pages. Signal 8 Press. Also available as a Kindle ebook. I can’t recall when I first read Edward Said’s groundbreaking book Orientalism, which critiques the oversimplification and romanticizing of the East by colonizers...
Murder Mystery Goes Back 100 Years

Murder Mystery Goes Back 100 Years

Murder Between the Lines by Radha Vatsal. Sourcebooks Landmark: Naperville, IL. 320 pages. sourcebooks.com. Radhavatal.com. Available in paperback and as a digital book. It’s 1915, before the United States entered what we now call World War I and became a superpower....
Wealth Management for Desis

Wealth Management for Desis

Rajesh Jyotishi, The Money Talk: Retirement and Estate Planning for Indian Americans. Advantage, 206 pages. Hardcover. In the winter of 2015 when I worked as an analyst at a Swiss bank, one pressing concern was an acronym: DoL. A new fiduciary rule had been presented...