AWWW, it’s a Happy Birthday

Dear Friends and Readers, Near and Far, please join me for the Happy Birthday of Love’s Garden

Happy Birthday, Love's Garden

You’re invited for the VIRTUAL book launch and happy birthday of Love’s Garden, An epic family saga of war, love, friendship, and sacrifice in twentieth-century India during its fight against British rule… TANTARAAAHH!!

October 27, 2020

Find Love’s Garden at Amazon:

Love's Garden front cover

and mark your calendars for these free, virtual, various and, I’d claim, virtuous events:

Reading at the KGB Bar, New York City, Nov 15, 2020, 7-9 PM

Book Launch at Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX, Oct 27, 2020, 7–8 PM

Reviewers hail it as “wonderfully dense and wise,” “gripping,” and “a journey into India’s complex past” and ‘what women will do to protect those they love” — an epic saga of Indian women living through a century of war and decolonization –

also check out Foreword Reviews, NetGalley Reviews

Story: It is 1898. India is ruled by the British, and India’s women are ruled by British masters as well as Indian men. A desperate young widow makes a tragic sacrifice to save herself from ultimate dishonor. She marries a stranger for security and shelter, but her damaged second family pays dearly for this Faustian bargain. Then, an extraordinary atonement and strange liaisons in politics and love — spanning the two world wars and the Indian independence movement — help her descendants heal from this traumatic private history. Love’s Garden demonstrates the strength, resilience, and unbreakable spirit of mothers and daughters navigating layers of oppression, all while the sun is not-so-peacefully setting on British India.

Other events:

Cambridge Writers Workshop and IEE Benefit Reading, July 24, 8-9 PM

The Great Indoors Reading Series, New York, June 19, 2020, 8-9 PM

The Great Indoors Reading Series podcast

The Little Creative Interview with Scott Coon, author of Lost Helix

One Comment

  1. […] FRIENDS, I read on Sunday, November 15, 6 – 8 pm CST, at New York’s KGB Bar from my debut novel Love’s Garden, and other work. it now on Youtube! KGB Bar events will includereading by amazing writers like Joyce Carol Oates, Colm Tobin, and Jonathan Franzen, at forthcoming KGB BAR fundraising events. Please visit this link for events and registration links. Friends, NOW is the time to celebrate and bring back life and letters to our national community. Please support the KGB Bar, the arts, and artists. […]


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