In a city where old is meeting new, daughters are surprising mothers, and love is breaking all the rules, this heartfelt and wickedly funny cross-cultural debut novel introduces a smart, irreverent young woman searching for independence and matrimony in a culture bound by tradition. Between elegant soirees and the occasional mortifying mishap, Aisha Bhatiaas job as guest relations manager at New Delhias five-star Grand Orchid Hotel is intermittently fabulousashe certainly knows her wines and cheeses. But despite a life filled with good friends and first-class travel accommodations, the fact is that not many twenty-nine-year-old women in India are singleaas Aishaas mother never fails to remind her. Somewhere a clock is ticking, though as far as Aisha is concerned, it can be cheerfully drowned out by laughter over a champagne brunch. Yet when the handsomely chiseled Karan Verma arrives from New York, Aisha experiences an unexpected attitude adjustment. Karan is everything sheas ever wantedabthat is, if she actually knew what she wanted. Is it possible that sheas about to find out? Savvy, sexy, and unforgettable, Almost Single tackles the loving, exasperating tug-of-war between mothers and daughters, traditional customs and contemporary romanceaand what happens when a modern Indian woman is caught in the middle. From the Trade Paperback edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2009-02-24|