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Anoop Ahuja Judge

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Anoop is an award-winning author; a lifestyle blogger; and a highly effective litigator in another lifetime. For nine years, she practiced in state and federal courts until she traded legal briefs for fictional tales.

You may also recognize her from the TV show "Escapades with Anoop" on WomenNow T.V. on Channel 26; San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose.

Her first book, "Law: What It's All About and How to Get In" was published by Twenty-Twenty Media, a publishing company in New Delhi, India, that brought out a series of 'Dummies' style books in the 90s about different careers open to college graduates.

Anoop was born in India, raised in New Delhi and has lived in San Francisco for the past 27 years. She is married with two nearly grown and fully
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Anoop Ahuja Judge I love reading human interest stories. A "satisfying read "with plots and characters that light up people's minds with joy and take them from wherever…moreI love reading human interest stories. A "satisfying read "with plots and characters that light up people's minds with joy and take them from wherever they are. That's also what inspires me to write. Inspiration's not so hard to arrive at when you have a happy compulsion pulling the cart!(less)
Anoop Ahuja Judge I'm trying hard to get a second novel on paper. It's about two star-crossed lovers who met as orphan children in a foster home in India. They both…moreI'm trying hard to get a second novel on paper. It's about two star-crossed lovers who met as orphan children in a foster home in India. They both belong to the untouchable caste and are drawn to each other because of that. Their fates take them out of India, and they meet again in the United States - she's married and, has a daughter; he's divorced and a Fortune 500 businessman. Will they reunite?

I have to confess though, that I'm spending more time promoting my debut novel The Rummy Club and not enough time writing the second one!(less)
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In first grade Mrs. Lohr Said my purple teepee Wasn't realistic enough for a tent, That purple was a color for people who died, That my drawing wasn't Good enough To hang with the others. I walked back tony seat Counting the swish swish swishes Of my baggy corduroy trousers. With a black crayon Nightfall […]
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Final Girl by Daphne Gottlieb
I KNEW IT WAS OVER

when tonight you couldn't make the phone ring
when you used to make the sun rise
when trees used to throw themselves
in front of you
to be paper for love letters
that was how i knew i had to do it

swaddle the kids we never had
against january's cold slice
bundle them in winter
clothes they never needed
so i could drop them off at my mom's
even though she lives on the other side of the country
and at this late west coast hour is
assuredly east coast sleeping
peacefully

her house was lit like a candle
the way homes should be
warm and golden
and home
and the kids ran in
and jumped at the bichon frise
named lucky
that she never had
they hugged the dog
it wriggled
and the kids were happy
yours and mine
the ones we never had
and my mom was

grand maternal, which is to say, with style
that only comes when you've seen
enough to know grace

like when to pretend it's christmas or
a birthday so
she lit her voice with tiny
lights and pretended
she didn't see me crying

as i drove away
to the hotel connected to the bar
w
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Daphne Gottlieb
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The Rummy Club by Anoop Ahuja Judge
"I received this book in a GoodReads giveaway.

I actually really liked it, which surprised me a bit because I do not typically like books of this genre. It also helped that I related to the characters and author being of Indian heritage myself, but..." Read more of this review »
The Rummy Club by Anoop Ahuja Judge
The Rummy Club by Anoop Ahuja Judge
"I got the book as part of the giveaway arranged by Ms. Anoop.

The story is engaging. An easy, breezy tear-jerker (in the end). The characters come alive in the flowing prose. It's a story of 4 women who were great chums during school. All of them h..." Read more of this review »
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Daphne Gottlieb
I KNEW IT WAS OVER

when tonight you couldn't make the phone ring
when you used to make the sun rise
when trees used to throw themselves
in front of you
to be paper for love letters
that was how i knew i had to do it

swaddle the kids we never had
against january's cold slice
bundle them in winter
clothes they never needed
so i could drop them off at my mom's
even though she lives on the other side of the country
and at this late west coast hour is
assuredly east coast sleeping
peacefully

her house was lit like a candle
the way homes should be
warm and golden
and home
and the kids ran in
and jumped at the bichon frise
named lucky
that she never had
they hugged the dog
it wriggled
and the kids were happy
yours and mine
the ones we never had
and my mom was

grand maternal, which is to say, with style
that only comes when you've seen
enough to know grace

like when to pretend it's christmas or
a birthday so
she lit her voice with tiny
lights and pretended
she didn't see me crying

as i drove away
to the hotel connected to the bar
where i ordered the cheapest whisky they had

just because it shares your first name
because they don't make a whisky
called baby
and i only thought what i got
was what
i ordered

i toasted the hangover
inevitable as sun
that used to rise
in your name

i toasted the carnivals
we never went to
and the things you never won
for me
the ferris wheels we never
kissed on and all the dreams
between us
that sat there
like balloons on a carney's board
waiting to explode with passion
but slowly deflated
hung slave
under the pin-
prick of a tack

hung
heads down
like lovers
when it doesn't
work, like me
at last call
after too many cheap

too many sweet
too much
whisky makes me
sick, like the smell of cheap,

like the smell of
the dead

like the cheap, dead flowers
you never sent
that i never threw
out of the window
of a car
i never
really
owned”
Daphne Gottlieb, Final Girl




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