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Five years ago Divya Kapoor moves from the immigrant ghetto of Queens to the SF Bay Area with her husband and children to start over. In this new place, she re-discovers her three closest friends from the girls’ boarding school they all attended in a Himalayan foothill town. The four women commit to meet weekly at one another’s homes to eat and share and gossip, and to pla ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published 2014 by Daggerhorn Publishing
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Manoj Vaz, a young Indian author, has quoted remarkably about card games as:

“Life may not have dealt you a great set of cards... but who says the one with better cards will win?”

Anoop Ahuja Judge, an Indian origin American author's debut book, The Rummy Club is all about cards, friendships, hardships and clearly conveys the message that someone in possession of better cards will not necessarily win.

Synopsis:
Five years ago Divya Kapoor moves from the immigrant ghetto of Queens to the SF Bay Ar
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Melinda
May 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
Every once in a while, you come across and author who just "gets it." This was one of those time. "Women's Fiction" is frequently sort of a throw-away genre--just a readable story without much meat. Judge, on the other hand, has written a multi-layered story that stands out among the genre.

There are a lot of books about women's friendships that deal with the relationship between 2 women or one group as a whole. Here, Judge has brought 4 distinct characters together and explored not only the rela
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Carol
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Rummy Club by Anoop Ahuja Judge is fine example of Asian Indian writing. It is engrossing from the beginning to the end and leaves you with questions about Eastern versus Western culture. Also, you realize that women of both cultures suffer some of the same problems in their families. One of the tragedies in this book is one that my own family endured.

There are four women who meet at a privileged boarding school and become strong friends. One of them, Divya feels like she is an outcast becau
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Kayti Raet
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The Rummy Club by Anoop Ahuja Judge follows the lives of four best friends, Alka, Divya, Priya and Mini from the time when they met as carefree teenagers in an Indian boarding school to fourteen years later when they all meet again after immigrating to America and becoming mothers, wives, and businesswomen.

Mini is happily married to Inder, Priya's love for her husband is waning as he continues to make nasty comments about her looks and weight, Divya want to
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Kavya
May 14, 2014 rated it liked it
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 have emigrated to USA after marriage and the story travels through their life through joy, grief, heartache and understanding.

It showcases the maturity gained by the women as time passes. And all this happens when they meet for their weekly game of rummy
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Vishu
Sep 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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 I digress. The book--

It was a good read! The author does a good job of skipping ahead to the more important parts to the story instead of getting bogged down in every little scene. The different points of view also keep things interesting. The characte
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Susan
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A touching novel about four friends whose lives take them from an exclusive Indian boarding school to the unfamiliar landscape of Bay Area, California. This is an honest and compelling portrait of how long-lasting friendships evolve over the years. It’s also a story about bad choices, good choices, second chances and forgiveness. A great choice for book clubs!
Sheetal Dash
This book really really looks interesting.I desperately want to read it.
Elaine
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an entertaining read -- the story of four women from New Delhi who were high school friends and end up married and living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The continue their friendship with a weekly rummy game supporting each other through the many challenges of life. A good book on the life of immigrants and the importance of friendship among women.
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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
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