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Destination Wedding

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  9 reviews
From the internationally bestselling author of The Windfall . . . . What could go wrong at a lavish Indian wedding with your best friend and your entire family?

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
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 30th 2020 by Ballantine Books
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    Sahitya
    Definitely more of a 3.5 than a 4 but I have to roundup here.

    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
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    Rachel
    Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu is a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional cultures wrapped together into a week-long wedding celebration attended by a vast arrange of family and friends in present day India.

    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
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    Nickie
    Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it
    Rating: 3.5 stars

    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
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    Divya
    Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2020, fiction, netgalley
    I was intrigued by the description - a week long Big Fat Indian wedding, 30 yr old Indian-American woman rediscovering India while navigating her divorced parents new relationships - so much potential for drama as well as insight into a second gen immigrant's experience. The book did not disappoint - the writing is fast paced while being really descriptive and creating very interesting. characters, not to say that they are all really likeable. That in itself makes for an engaging reading ...more
    Altagracia Pimentel
    Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
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    Sonal
    Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
    Tina Das is in a slump with her job with a streaming network, she wants to come up with an innovative idea for her next show. She is traveling to India for her cousin Shefali's lavish wedding. Joining her are her best friend, Marianne, her divorced parents, and her mother's American boyfriend.
    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
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    Annie
    Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for giving me the opportunity to review Destination Wedding!
    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
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    Elissa Sanci
    Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I really enjoyed this light-hearted read the characters felt real and nuanced and the writing was delightful, the plot playful. Every character seems to be facing an identity crisis of some sort: Though born in Ohio, Tina doesnt feel American, but she really doesnt belong in India, either; Marianne, Tinas best friend, is constantly shaping her personality based on the men she dates; Neel, Tinas father, isnt sure hes the type to jump back into the dating pool after his divorce; and Radha, Tinas ...more
    Melinda Helfer
    Mar 31, 2020 rated it liked it
    I liked the story well enough, but didnt love the writing style. I couldnt read more than a chapter at a time. Liked the story, but didnt love the book. ...more
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    Diksha Basu is a writer and occasional actor.

    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.

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