Movable Type 3.2
July 30, 2008
Review: The Village Bride of Beverly Hills by Kavita Daswani2008 Finishes: Books , Bookish , What, me? Have an opinion?
The Village Bride of Beverly Hills by Kavita Daswani
Priya, who grew up in India, agrees to an arranged marriage with an Indian-American named Sanjay. Soon she's living in LA with Sanjay and his parents - and her new mother-in-law makes her get a job, in addition to doing all the housework and cooking. As Priya advances in her career at an entertainment magazine (and tries to hide the true nature of her job from her family), she finds it harder to keep up with her two separate lives and eventually makes some changes. While I thought that several aspects of the plot were a bit too far-fetched, and while the ending seemed to wrap up too quickly and neatly, this was a good read and hard to put down - I read it in a day. It also provided an interesting look at Indian and Indian-American life.Posted by Kat at July 30, 2008 04:16 PM