Lake Waban in Massachusetts June 2017

My favorite place to walk in the Boston area






Saturday, July 15, 2017

Discovering The Windfall by Diksha Basu

This is an episode of "Too Many Books." I was on hold via Cloud Library at the New York Public Library for The Windfall by Diksha Basu, a woman who has been hailed as an "ex-Bollywood actress" turned writer.  It is the story of an ordinary middle-class East Delhi family, whose patriarch unexpectedly sells his website for untold riches after five years. As a result, he moves quickly to relocate his family from an apartment in a downward-turning middle-class apartment building to a wealthy area of Delhi. They now will have a two-story "bungalow," with a front yard and a backyard, a kitchen with every modern amenity, room for several servants, and plenty of space to garage a classy automobile. This is a class-move of tsunami proportions for the family, as Basu so humorously depicts in this novel. I've read the first few chapters and it's a charmer. Very different!

Just a few short chapters left in Devices and Desires by P.D. James. Such a master! She'll keep you guessing to the very end.

Continuing with A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Very good!

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