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A Bollywood Affair
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"An impressive debut . . . Vibrant and exuberantly romantic, Affair is chock full of details that reflect India's social and cultural flux."—NPR.org

Mili Rathod hasn't seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her.
Bollywood's favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir's tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she's trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili's life—cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate's elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie.
Heartfelt, witty, and thoroughly engaging, Sonali Dev's debut is both a vivid exploration of modern India and a deeply honest story of love, in all its diversity.
"Deeply-felt emotions that will keep readers turning the pages."—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times-bestselling author
"Debut author Sonali Dev writes a beautiful love story in A Bollywood Affair . . . One of the best romances I've read this year."—USA Today

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      • bioText: Award winning author Sonali Dev writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after. Sonali's novels have been on Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post, and Kirkus Best Books lists. She won the American Library Association's award for best romance in 2014, is a RITA Finalist and RT Reviewer Choice Award Nominee, and is a winner of the RT Seal of Excellence. Sonali lives in the Chicago suburbs with her very patient and often amused husband, two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world's most perfect dog. Find out more at sonalidev.com.
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"An impressive debut . . . Vibrant and exuberantly romantic, Affair is chock full of details that reflect India's social and cultural flux."—NPR.org

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Bollywood's favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir's tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she's trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he...

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"An impressive debut . . . Vibrant and exuberantly romantic, Affair is chock full of details that reflect India's social and cultural flux."—NPR.org

Mili Rathod hasn't seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her.
Bollywood's favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir's tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she's trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili's life—cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate's elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie.
Heartfelt, witty, and thoroughly engaging, Sonali Dev's debut is both a vivid exploration of modern India and a deeply honest story of love, in all its diversity.
"Deeply-felt emotions that will keep readers turning the pages."—Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times-bestselling author
"Debut author Sonali Dev writes a beautiful love story in A Bollywood Affair . . . One of the best romances I've read this year."—USA Today

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        September 15, 2014

        All the ingredients for a Bollywood movie can be found in this charming romance, including a perky and plucky young woman and a handsome and dashing young man. In her native Rajasthan village, Mili was married at age four to a little boy named Virat. An orphan raised by her grandmother, Mili has managed to come to America for college. Mili still takes her child marriage seriously and awaits her now-adult husband, whom she has never met, to come for her. But Virat has a wife in India who is about to have a baby. He sends his brother Samir, a heartthrob Bollywood director with his own turbulent backstory, to get Mili to sign the divorce papers. Samir doesn't reveal his identity to Mili right away, and soon they begin to fall for each other. Things become very complicated for Mili and Samir, but we can guess at the outcome of their story. VERDICT This tasty Indian American confection will satisfy female readers of any age who would enjoy a contemporary, transcontinental romance told with a light touch and lots of sizzle.--Leslie Patterson, Rehoboth, MA

        Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        October 15, 2014
        Mili Rathod is ready to be the perfect Indian wife, if only her husband would come and claim her. Married at age 4, Mili has not seen or heard from her husband in 20 years, but she fervently believes that he is her one true love. Determined to prove her worth, Mili leaves India to study in Michigan, unaware that her husband and his family appealed to annul the marriage years ago. Known for his good looks and boyish charm, Samir Rathod is one of the most famous men in Bollywood. Accustomed to getting what he wants, Samir decides to find his brother's long-lost child bride in order to secure him a divorce. Posing as a man from Mili's village, Samir befriends her, never expecting to discover a sensitive yet fiery woman hidden beneath the guise of a dutiful Indian bride. Dev's heartfelt debut novel is rich in scenes and images illuminating Indian culture, leaving readers with a greater understanding and appreciation of Indian traditions while beautifully capturing the struggle between familial duty and self-discovery.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

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