A Good Indian Wife by Anne Cherian
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“An absorbing tale of contrasts. . . . Cherian tells the story with quiet strength.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Handsome anesthesiologist Neel is sure he can resist his family’s pleas that he marry a “good” Indian girl. With a girlfriend and a career back in San Francisco, the last thing Neel needs is an arranged marriage. But that’s precisely what he gets. His bride, Leila, a thirty-year-old teacher, comes with her own complications. They struggle to reconcile their own desires with others’ expectations in this story of two people, two countries, and two ways of life that may be more compatible than they seem.

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Anne Cherian is the author of A Good Indian Wife. Born and raised in Jamshedpur, India, she now lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published June 8, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 385 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Things come to a head after Neel’s grandfather dies: Caroline had been convinced that after the death Neel would divorce his wife and marry her;

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Through a series of cultural misunderstandings Neel's family thinks he has agreed to marry the girl.

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