Other Waters: A Novel (Google eBook)
“A Jane Austen-ish plot gets a delicious Indian accent in this effervescent novel by former PEOPLE editor Gage . . . in this exotic, mysterious setting, cultures collide, love grows more complicated and Maya finally discovers just whom – and where – she is really meant to be.” --People, ****
Maya is an accomplished psychiatry resident with a supportive boyfriend, loving family, and bustling New York social life. When her grandmother dies in India, a family squabble over property ignites a curse that drifts across continents and threatens Maya's life. Or so her father says-- Maya (being a modern woman, an American, and a doctor) doesn't believe in curses, Brahman, or otherwise. But then a series of calamities befalls her family, her career and relationship both falter, and Maya starts to worry. She hopes a trip back to India with her best friend, Heidi, will enable her to remove the curse, save her family, and put her own life back in order. Thus begins a journey into Maya's parallel worlds-- New York and an India filled with loving and annoying relatives, vivid colors, and superstitious customs she doesn't, and does, believe in. But her time in India isn't just a visit "home" or a chance to explore the strengthening and suffocating bonds of family, it's also the beginning of a cathartic quest toward forging one identity out of two cultues as Maya learns unexpected lessons about life and love.
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Review: Other Waters: A NovelUser Review - Jessica Larson-Wang - Goodreads
This book was disappointing. The protagonist was irritating and the obsession with this "curse" seemed ridiculously out of character (not helped by the fact that Maya herself pointed out several times ... Read full review
Review: Other Waters: A NovelUser Review - Goodreads
An engrossing story of a modern New York woman torn between two cultures--her parents' India, where a curse is devastating her family, and her stressful life in Manhattan as a psychiatrist with a ...