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The Taste of Ginger
The Taste of Ginger | Mansi Shah
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In Mansi Shah's stunning debut novel, a family tragedy beckons a first-generation immigrant to the city of her birth, where she grapples with her family's past in search of where she truly belongs. After her parents moved her and her brother to America, Preeti Desai never meant to tear her family apart. All she did was fall in love with a white Christian carnivore instead of a conventional Indian boy. Years later, with her parents not speaking to her and her controversial relationship in tatters, all Preeti has left is her career at a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. But when Preeti receives word of a terrible accident in the city where she was born, she returns to India, where she'll have to face her estranged parents...and the complicated past they left behind. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of her heritage, Preeti catches a startling glimpse of her family's battles with class, tradition, and sacrifice. Torn between two beautifully flawed cultures, Preeti must now untangle what home truly means to her.
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Allthebookclubs
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I chose this book because I have good friends from India and I miss them so much; my family moved away from where they live in the US. Reading about cultures that are so different from my own is an enlightening experience for me. Shah challenged the caste system, race, and cultural expectations in this fantastically written novel. I‘ll be looking for a sequel, I want to know where Preeti goes next in her quest for self discovery. Book #11 in 2022

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Betty_Boa
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I really enjoyed this book. I felt so immersed in Indian culture and tradition. While I'm not Indian nor immigrant I'm a daughter of immigrants and I related so much to Preeti when she talks about not feeling like she belongs to neither, too American for India and to Indian for America. Same girl same. Leaning about India's caste system was so interesting. The food 😋 😍 I want some authentic Chai tea 🍵 now!

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readingjedi
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This is my December pick from Amazon First Reads. What has everyone else gone for?

ChasingOm That sounds really good! 1y
ItsAnotherJen I went with The Paid Bridesmaid, but this one looked good too! 1y
Mskt6891 I very nearly chose this one but I went with Murder At Teal's Pond instead 1y
Betty_Boa I chose this one as well. It was interesting for sure reading about Indian culture 14mo
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