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Shiva Dancing by Bharti Kirchner
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Apr 23, 11

Read in April, 2011

I've been a an Indian-American novel jag lately, so this one fit the bill. Not the greatest writing, but engaging enough. I found the male love interest, Antoine, to be a bit romance-novelly in description and tone. The author gives him lots of attention in this story, so the book ends up being almost as much about him as it is about the main character (an Indian-American software programmer named Meena). The third character of interest, Meena's childhood love, Vishnu, who lives in Calcutta, does't get quite as much play, and the way the three settle up their decisions about each other is a little too neat at the end. Still, this novel is not bad, especially if you're looking for a light love story involving Indian culture.
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