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Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel | Sonali Dev
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Award-winning author Sonali Dev launches a new series about the Rajes, an immigrant Indian family descended from royalty, who have built their lives in San Francisco—a compelling, heartwarming romance between two strangers from completely different worlds, and a poignant exploration of cultural assimilation, identity, and the meaning of the word home. Only in a family like the Rajes could San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon be considered the black sheep. Dr. Trisha Raje has developed groundbreaking technology and won the respect of her peers and the life-long gratitude of her patients. Still, her large, close-knit family—descended from old Indian nobility—has certain rules to uphold. Trusting outsiders is frowned upon. Disloyalty of any kind is unacceptable. Trisha never intended to jeopardize her brother’s political aspirations, yet her long-ago actions inadvertently did just that. At last she has a chance to turn that around. Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before—people who judge his background and find it lacking, who put pedigree above character. He may need the lucrative, career-making job the Rajes offer, but he has little time for Trisha, especially when he learns that she’s the arrogant surgeon who wants to perform an untested procedure on his sister, Emma. As the two continually clash, their assumptions shatter like spun sugar on one of DJ’s stunning desserts. Drawn to DJ’s steadiness, humor, and passion—as well as his extraordinary food—Trisha begins to reexamine her view of the world, while challenging his beliefs about the nature of family. But there’s a past to be reckoned with before they can hope to savor a future bursting with delicious possibility.
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balletbookworm
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I had a little trouble getting into this, which annoyed me as an Austen fan. I think it‘s because Dev introduces SO MANY characters at once, so we‘re trying to sort out who‘s who and who has history, etc because it‘s very expansive instead of insular. But once I got past the first 40 pages I was able to sink right in. I loved how Dev did a “remix” of the characters so that (Wickham aside) none of them are direct analogues to their originals.

balletbookworm Also, this book will make you VERY hungry bc DJ is an amazing chef. All food described in this book is drool-inducing. 1d
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JANEissarilyAUSTENtatious
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#JAbookAdaptation

A modern take on the classic Pride and Prejudice.

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Holliesplaining
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Just started this one and I‘m already loving it.

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kate_reads
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Pickpick

Slowwwww burn, kind of enemies-to-lovers romance. I really enjoyed and so did my cuddle buddy 🥰

FeministBookClub Agreed. It definitely started slow but ends up really cute. 1w
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bookishrantings
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BOOK MAIL CAME TODAY! Can't wait to read these!

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suzisteffen
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I see other people calling this a slow burn, but I think it‘s just the first 500 pages of a like 2000-page story about the Rajes, so I have a little more patience. That said, I will never forgive the dad or the mom, and I am not so fond of Trish‘s siblings either. That woman needs some distance from her hell family, but she is not gonna get it because ... MANY MORE BOOKS TK. Yes, some Austenian (& Dickensian) flavors/ influences in a modern tale.

suzisteffen 4⭐️ but that‘s kinda conditional on the next few eps! 2w
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suzisteffen
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📚 Tagged, plus four nonfiction books from which I keep posting quotes. 😂
📚📚 🤔 I literally have no idea? Maybe Sharon Levy‘s The Marsh Builders? Will put in comments (a wonderful #science book!)
📚📚📚 Love the ferns and firs of our area, the camas, and most of all, the trillium. #PNW #FernGully

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

suzisteffen Ty @Emilymdxn for posting this awesome one! 2w
suzisteffen Book I mentioned above was greenish, also blue 😂 2w
Emilymdxn 💖💖💖💖 2w
suzisteffen *5 nonfiction books, lord lord. 2w
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 🌱🌿 2w
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Thank you @DGRachel for sending me this book along with your sweet note on the City Lights Bookstore postcard. You‘re so sweet and the best!!!

DGRachel Yay! I‘m glad it arrived safe and sound! 2w
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel. Thanks again. Hope to see you soon. 🥰🤗💕 2w
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FeministBookClub
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Such a cute read so far! Predicable but enjoyable.

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AutumnAuroraRain95
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I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and i am so excited to start reading it! It has two of my favorite things: retelling of Pride and Prejudice and a book set in San Francisco!

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suzisteffen
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Just starting this one. As I‘ve said, I‘ll read ANY P&P adaptation or retelling, and I have read many - last month a Pakistani one, this month an Indian one! Always appreciate Sonali Dev‘s books too. #PrideAndPrejudice #romance (bought it on Kobo)

vumblereads Currently reading pride and prejudice, I‘d be interested to read this one too! 2w
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DGRachel
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This is a reluctant pick. It is the slowest of slow burns, and while it shares some key elements with P&P like issues of class and privilege, misunderstandings, and an evil Wickham character, it‘s painfully slow in the beginning. It takes 400 pages to get to the details of the terrible thing Trisha supposedly did 15 years earlier. But, the last 100 pages make up for the s l o w start, and it left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling, so it gets a pick.

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DGRachel
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Do I know how to party on a Friday night or what?
#bookandbailey #readingbuddy #dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Woot woot! 😆 3w
wanderinglynn That‘s my kind of party! 👍🏻🙌🏻 3w
TheEllieMo Best kind of party! 3w
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Melissa_J I‘m having the same kind of party tonight, too 😊 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess I am jealous that you got an ARC of this book. Let me know how it is as I am dying to read it! 3w
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess Do you want my ARC? I‘m not loving it. I am finally at the half way point and seriously debating whether to spend another four hours finishing it or just write off the four hours I‘ve already spent as a waste and read anything else. 😔 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel yes!! Do you know if you will be visiting Cary soon? I am thinking of doing a NC Litsy meet up in June. If you aren‘t allergic to cats, you can spend the night. 😉 3w
DGRachel @Graciouswarriorprincess I don‘t know when I‘ll next be in Cary, and I‘m not sure if I can come out in June (I‘ll try) but if you want to email me your address I‘ll mail the book this week. My email is ucfdg97 @ Gmail dot com. 😊 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @DGRachel I will email you. Thank you! 😀 3w
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ReadingSusan
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I love a book with Jane Austen flavor. This wasn‘t really a retelling of Pride & Prejudice just more like lots of gentle nods to the great work. That being said this book was a wee bit disjointed. There were some confusing parts where it seemed like Trisha had been estranged from her family for 15 years but no they are close? I didn‘t understand that part. And the romance felt a little forced and I wasn‘t that interested in it. (con‘t in comments)

ReadingSusan But the part I hated the most was when it would quote her and then it said of course I didn‘t really say that. Ughhhhh. This book as a whole was disappointing. 4w
DGRachel I'm struggling with this ARC, too. I think the part you mentioned in your comment about quotes and then “of course I didn't really say that“ is a fairly common element of Bollywood movies. It just doesn't translate well into print. 4w
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DGRachel
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Apparently I entered and won a giveaway for this book and managed to completely forget about it. 🤦🏻‍♀️ This was a welcome, pleasant surprise after a day at work where I wanted to murder a project manager. 🤣🤣
#bookmail #surprise #austenretelling #bollywood

Traci1 Nice! 1mo
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Reviewsbylola
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#spiceupyourlife with another P&P retelling! I‘m not sure I‘ll find a retelling that can impress me as much as Eligible but I‘ll give it a shot. #anglophileapril

Melissa_J And this one is my favourite retelling 1mo
CrowCAH Almost thought there‘d be recipes included, since those could be “other flavors”. 1mo
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Mdargusch I can‘t wait to see because I loved Eligible! 1mo
CarolynM My book group once had a P&P on film night where we watched the same 2 scenes in 4 different versions - Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood-style version, was a lot of fun. I imagine this book would be too🙂 1mo
Reviewsbylola That sounds fun! Cool idea. @CarolynM 1mo
Reviewsbylola Thanks for the recs, those are new to me! @Melissa_J 1mo
Cinfhen Potential is there 🤞🏼🤞🏼 1mo
emilyhaldi Curious to hear your thoughts! 1mo
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bell7
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the romance I like best are inspired by Jane Austen. This one is not a retelling, but had fun references to Pride & Prejudice as well as other Austen works. Trisha Raje, of an elite Indian background, finds herself falling for Darcy, the cook who was hired for her brother's political dinners. Excellent fun which made me want to read more by Sonali Dev.

I read an eARC; the book is due out in May.

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Schlinkles
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Continuing my streak of fluffy books with this Pride and Prejudice retelling.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I love #Netgalley. I downloaded these four books tonight. Anthony Horowitz‘s and Balli Kaye Jaswal‘s new books. The other two just looked fun! 😀📚📖

Librarybelle Thank you for posting this! I‘ve been stalking NetGalley for Horowitz‘s new book to open for request...I‘ve snagged a copy too! 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Librarybelle You‘re welcome! So glad that you received a copy too!😉 3mo
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