Other Waters: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 14, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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"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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User Review  - Writermala - LibraryThing

This book had interesting characters and potential however, I felt it was not handled very well. Maya the lead character seems to vacillate a lot and the ending is rather unsatisfactory. Read full review

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User Review  - kybunnies - LibraryThing

***This was a goodreads.com contest win.*** this was a wonderful book about life. This author has captured what many people try int here writing. This was simply a great book. Wonderful characters with a great plot that was well written. Thank for allowing me to read this. Read full review


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ELENI N. GAGE writes regularly for InStyle, Real Simple, Travel+Leisure, and Elle, among others, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, and Parade. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University's MFA Program, Eleni now lives in Miami, Florida with her husband.

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