Almost Single (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Feb 24, 2009 - Fiction
53 Reviews
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 Bhatia’s job as guest relations manager at New Delhi’s five-star Grand Orchid Hotel is intermittently fabulous—she 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 single—as Aisha’s 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 she’s ever wanted…that is, if she actually knew what she wanted. Is it possible that she’s 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 romance—and what happens when a modern Indian woman is caught in the middle.


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Hence this introduction: it stinks, but it sticks. - Goodreads
Nothing very out-of-the-blue about the plot. - Goodreads
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Advaita Kala is the first Indian writer I have read. - Goodreads

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It is a very light hearted read and funny in some parts. But when I first started reading it I didn't really have a good impression of the book. This impression kind of stuck but the thing is the ... Read full review

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A good read for a boring Saturday evening~total time-pass...the author has a gr8 sense of satirical humour Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
25
Section 4
35
Section 5
46
Section 6
59
Section 7
68
Section 8
77
Section 12
150
Section 13
158
Section 14
165
Section 15
196
Section 16
244
Section 17
256
Section 18
263
Section 19
274

Section 9
96
Section 10
108
Section 11
127
Section 20
276
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About the author (2009)

Advaita Kala may be best described as rebellious (a result of three years spent at Welham’s), confused (after four years of a liberal arts education at Berry College, Georgia, USA), and multifaceted (having held jobs that range from being a librarian to a teppanyaki chef). After calling three countries and numerous cities home, she has finally dropped anchor in New Delhi. She enjoys music, sailing, reading and is devoted to her St. Bernard. This is her first novel.


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