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The Royal Jewel Cinema

(2021)
(The Secret Keeper of Jaipur)
A novel by

 
 
 A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST,  A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

"Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." —Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist

In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.

It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaveS to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema.

Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Hardback Editions

June 2021 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur: A Novel
Author(s): Alka Joshi
ISBN: 0-7783-3185-7 / 978-0-7783-3185-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

June 2021 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur: A Novel
Author(s): Alka Joshi
ISBN: 0-7783-1145-7 / 978-0-7783-1145-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur: A Novel
Author(s): Alka Joshi
ISBN: 1-66506-923-6 / 978-1-66506-923-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur: A Novel
Author(s): Alka Joshi
ISBN: 1-66506-924-4 / 978-1-66506-924-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


June 2021 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
Author(s): Alka Joshi
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2021 : Australia Audio edition

Title: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
Author(s): Alka Joshi
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2021 : Canada Audio edition

Title: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
Author(s): Alka Joshi
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Keeper of Jaipur: A Novel
Author(s): Alka Joshi
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU