Tina Das wants to belong, but she just isn't sure where. India or America? Brooklyn or Bombay? Manhattan or Delhi? Or start from scratch in London--she still has fond memories of her one-night stand with Rocco ...more
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Literary fiction is not my genre at all and I usually run away from such books, but its hard to resist when its by an Indian author, set in India but also being published internationally. And I thought the authors previous book The Windfall was a fascinating enough read, so I wanted to read this as well. And this was fascinating too but Im still processing my thoughts on it.
One thing I can say about the writing style is that its very ...more
The main character Tina ,a 30s-ish woman, who lives in NY and is at a stalemate in her career working in media. Who is she in regards to where she is now and where her family is from? What does she want to do with her life professionally and personally? Where does she go from ...more
Destination Wedding is a fun book that covers one week in the life of the main characters as they attend a large lavish wedding in India. The main character Tina is a mid 30s professional woman who lives in New York and works in the TV industry. Along with her best friend, her divorced parents (and her moms boyfriend), they soak up the luxury of an elite club in Delhi while all going on their own personal journeys. Much of the book centers around Tina trying to find herself, and ...more
This was thankfully a quick read, I don't think I would have finished it if it had been any longer. I disliked the main character Tina, she came off as annoying and privileged. None of the other characters ...more
Id say this is more of a rounded up 3.5 than a true 4, but I enjoyed the book overall.
What I liked about the book most was the older characters narratives and love stories. They seemed more authentic, and I personally liked the characters much better than the younger protagonists. In particular, Mr. Das was especially charming, and Radha incredibly relatable. And Nono and her driver were easily ...more
Originally from New Delhi, India, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and now divides her time between New York City and Mumbai.