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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Paths of Marriage by Mala Kumar

The Paths of Marriage by Mala Kumar
Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (September 24, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939562589
ISBN-13: 978-1939562586
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Lakshmi, a bright student who grew up in poverty, marries and immigrates to the United States from India to provide a better life for herself and her family. Clinging to her cultural realities, she forces her American daughter, Pooja, into an arranged marriage, creating a rift of resentment. Pooja's daughter, Deepa, is an out lesbian to everyone but her family. The woman Deepa loves presents an ultimatum-come out to Pooja or break up-and Deepa is forced to confront her greatest fear. Three generations of Indian and Indian-American woman navigate the harsh slums of Chennai to the bustle of New York City, struggling through a cathartic generational collision to try to come together as a family.


Not a big fan of the writing style but I did enjoy this book.  Loved the characters and following them throughout the story and watching their growth and development.  I also enjoyed learning about the Indian cultural aspects.

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