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The Sari Shop Widow

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Pungent curry. . .sweet fried onions. . .incense. . .colorful beads. . .lush fabrics. Shobhan Bantwal's compelling new novel is set on the streets of Edison, New Jersey's Little India, where a young businesswoman rediscovers the magic of love and family. . .

Since becoming a widow at age twenty-seven, Anjali Kapadia has devoted herself to transforming her parents' sari shop into a chic boutique, brimming with exquisite jewelry and clothing. Now, ten years later, it stands out like a proud maharani amid Edison's bustling Little India. But when Anjali learns the shop is on the brink of bankruptcy, she feels her world unraveling. . .

To the rescue comes Anjali's wealthy, dictatorial Uncle Jeevan and his business partner, Rishi Shah-a mysterious Londoner, complete with British accent, cool gray eyes, and skin so fair it makes it hard to believe he's Indian. Rishi's cool, foreign demeanor triggers distrust in Anjali and her mother. But for Anjali, he also stirs something else, a powerful attraction she hasn't felt in a decade. And the feeling is mutual. . .

Love disappointed Anjali once before and she's vowed to live without it-though Rishi is slowly melting her resolve and, as the shop regains its footing, gaining her trust. But when a secret from Rishi's past is revealed, Anjali must turn to her family and her strong cultural upbringing to guide her in finding the truth. . .

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Dazzles you with a taste of Desi culture in America." - Caridad Piñeiro

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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : Paperback

Title: The Sari Shop Widow
Author(s): Bantwal Shobhan
ISBN: 8172344244 / 978-8172344245
Publisher: Prakash Book Depot
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September 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: The Sari Shop Widow
Author(s): Shobhan Bantwal
ISBN: 0-7582-3202-0 / 978-0-7582-3202-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Sari Shop Widow
Author(s): Shobhan Bantwal
Publisher: Kensington Books
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