Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Bombay Blues"

New from Scholastic: Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier.

About the book, from the publisher:

Dimple Lala thought that growing up would give her all the answers, but instead she has more questions than ever. Her boyfriend is distant, her classmates are predictable, and a blue mood has settled around the edges of everything she does.

It's time for a change, and a change is just what Dimple is going to get -- a change of scenery, a change of cultures, a change of mind. She and her boyfriend think they're heading to Bombay for a family wedding -- but really they are plunging into the unexpected, the unmapped, and the uncontrollable. The land of their parents and ancestors has a lot to reveal to them -- for every choice we make can crescendo into a journey, and every person we meet can show us something new about ourselves.

If, as USA TODAY proclaimed, Tanuja Desai Hidier's BORN CONFUSED gave voice to a new generation of Americans, BOMBAY BLUES shows everything those Americans are facing today, with a mix of uncertainty and determination, despair and art, loss and love.
Visit Tanuja Desai Hidier's website.

--Marshal Zeringue