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What a Happy Family

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
"A bright new voice in women’s fiction.”—Emily Giffin

Nestled in the suburbs of Atlanta, a family learns the funniest punchlines can hide the hardest truths in this evocative women’s fiction novel from the author of Well-Behaved Indian Women


From the outside, the Joshi family is the quintessential Indian-American family. Decades ago, Bina and Deepak immigrated to America, where she became a pillar of their local Indian community and he, a successful psychiatrist. Their eldest daughter, Suhani, is following the footsteps of her father’s career and happily married. Natasha, their middle daughter, is about to become engaged to the son of longtime family friends. And Anuj, their son—well he’s a son and what could be better than that?
 
But a family scandal shows that nothing is as it seems. Bina’s oldest friendship starts to unravel and she finds herself as an outsider in the community she helped build. Suhani discovers that her perfect marriage isn’t as solid as she thought. Natasha faces a series of rejections that send her into a downward spiral. 
 
As they encounter public humiliation, gossiping aunties, and self-doubt, the Joshi family must rely on each other like never before. But sometimes, family has to fall apart in order to come back stronger than before.

Genre: General Fiction

Paperback Editions

June 2021 : Paperback
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Title: What a Happy Family
Author(s): Saumya Dave
ISBN: 1-984806-17-3 / 978-1-984806-17-8
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: What a Happy Family
Author(s): Saumya Dave
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: What a Happy Family
Author(s): Saumya Dave
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: What a Happy Family
Author(s): Saumya Dave
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: What a Happy Family
Author(s): Saumya Dave
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: What a Happy Family
Author(s): Saumya Dave
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU