Other Waters

By Eleni N. Gage
(Griffin, Paperback, 9781250015747, 352pp.)

Publication Date: October 16, 2012

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"A Jane Austen-ish plot gets a delicious Indian accent in this effervescent novel by former PEOPLE editor Gage . . . in this exotic, mysterious setting, cultures collide, love grows more complicated and
Maya finally discovers just whom - and where - she is really meant to be." --"People," ****

Maya is an accomplished psychiatric resident with a supportive boyfriend, loving family, and bustling New York social life. When her grandmother dies in India, a family squabble over property ignites a curse that drifts across continents and threatens Maya's life. Or so her father says-- Maya (being a modern woman, an American, and a doctor) doesn't believe in curses, Brahman, or otherwise. But then a series of calamities befalls her family, her career and relationship both falter, and Maya starts to worry. She hopes a trip back to India with her best friend, Heidi, will enable her to remove the curse, save her family, and put her own life back in order. Thus begins a journey into Maya's parallel worlds-- New York and an India filled with loving and annoying relatives, vivid colors, and superstitious customs she doesn't, and does, believe in. But her time in India isn't just a visit "home" or a chance to explore the strengthening and suffocating bonds of family, it's also the beginning of a cathartic quest toward forging one identity out of two cultures.




About the Author
ELENI N. GAGE is a journalist who writes regularly for publications including "Real Simple, Parade, Travel+Leisure", "The New York Times", "T: The New York Times Travel Magazine", "Dwell, Elle", "Elle Decor" and "The American Scholar". Currently Executive Editor at "Martha Stewart Weddings "and formerly beauty editor at "People, " Eleni graduated with an AB in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. She lives in New York City with her husband and their young daughter.
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