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51P8BRJt9vL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_A HOUSE FOR HAPPY MOTHERS
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Malladi examines India’s surrogacy industry with honesty and grace. This slice of life will touch all women who have struggled with conception and/or poverty. This thought-provoking novel will be a sure hit with book groups.
– Booklist (Starred Review)


Tsound_shadowHE SOUND OF LANGUAGE
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A quietly powerful story about a young Afghani woman adjusting to a new life in Denmark. Malladi’s story of two wounded people beset by prejudice has a ring of authenticity. The Sound of Language is finely written, spare but eloquent, sensitive but free of false sentiment.
– The Boston Globe


song_gallerySONG OF THE CUCKOO BIRD
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Amulya Malladi’s captivating fourth novel, Song of the Cuckoo Bird, is the story of one woman’s life in modern India, reflecting changes in the status of that nation’s women over the last 40-odd years. An intelligent, absorbing novel…
– The Boston Globe


crazy_shadowSERVING CRAZY WITH CURRY
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An honest look at how a young Hindu woman, torn between two cultures, reconnects with her family and, more important, with herself. The twist at the end is a bonus. Malladi’s third novel will definitely appeal to many readers. Highly recommended.
– Library Journal (Starred Review)


mango_shadowTHE MANGO SEASON
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The Mango Season touches on a very human conflict with delicacy and humor. Miss Malladi makes Priya’s ambivalence understandable and powerful. She resolves it well and with tongue-in-cheek wit…[This] is a lovely novel, filled with the small details and sensual evocations of life in India without neglecting the claustrophobic aspect of that life. The tug in Priya’s heart is genuine.
– The Washington Times


breath_shadowA BREATH OF FRESH AIR
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[A Breath of Fresh Air] is a complex exploration of love, recrimination and forgiveness…Malladi’s subject is…compelling. The victims of the accident now total 14,000, a number Malladi humanizes by keeping her story intimate.
– TIME