Tory Burch chooses my book!

The Milk Lady of Bangalore is a joy — and the charm only augments when you learn it’s a true story. Journalist Shoba Narayan (New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Wall Street Journal) returns to India with her family after nearly two decades in the U.S.

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Thank you San Francisco Chronicle….

The Milk Lady of Bangalore, by Shoba Narayan: A delightful glimpse at the idiosyncrasies of life in modern India. After 20 years living in New York City, the author and her husband return to India so their two children will grow up knowing their extended family and culture.

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Saathee Magazine…thank you very much.

I have been white water rafting in North Carolina, hiking in Virginia and stayed at charming hotels in South Carolina and Georgia.  Don’t know the Indian population there as well though.  Gratified to get this email today. Hi Shoba, Here’s a great review of your book in Saathee, a monthly publication serving the South Asian Community of…

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The New York Times Book Review!!

  This is the type of email that authors like to get– to put it mildly. Hi Shoba—I’m so excited to share your review in the New York Times Book Review! See attached. The review is part of a feature on travel-related books, and you’re in great company. The review is mostly summary but entirely positive.…

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Milk Lady in a podcast

Love the title: Professional Book Nerds.  Thank you. Professional Book Nerds All Episodes Archives Now displaying: Page 1 Ep. 213: April’s Biggest Books0 Mar 29, 2018 On today’s episode Adam is back in the office from a whole bunch of travels just in time for our April book picks! Join in as Jill and Adam…

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Thank you, Khabar of Atlanta & Khaas Baat of Florida.

Khabar Magazine, a publication for the Indian-American community in Atlanta, Georgia, featured my book below. Khabar Magazine, Georgia. Hi Shoba, I also received a print version of Khaas Baat, a newspaper in Florida serving the Indian American community there. In their review, they describe your book as “superbly written and stirring…(A) must-read.” Congrats! Link below. Khaas Baat. Florida…

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Such a lovely review. Thank you, Pop Matters

With this memoir, Shoba Narayan’s integrity of intention shines through so clearly and beautifully that it’s all too easy to take this journey with her as she describes her life in Bengaluru (as Bangalore is now called) after having spent two decades or so in the US. Overall, The Milk Lady of Bangalore is a compelling, different take on a prominent and vastly popular subject: the place of the cow in Indian culture. Narayan’s skill at braiding different threads together renders a smooth storytelling approach. Her anecdotes, whether funny or serious, are never rambling or tangential. All the different characters are painted with unique brushstrokes to make them instantly memorable.

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