As Sweet as Honey (Paperback)

By Indira Ganesan

Vintage, 9780307950611, 273pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

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Once thought to be destined for spinsterhood, Aunt Meterling seems to have found love at last with a short, elegant Englishman who wears white suits. But while all the tongues on the small island of Pi start to wag as soon as their engagement is announced, even the most stalwart of the gossips is shocked when the wedding ends in tragedy and Meterling is left widowed and pregnant.

The family, from its children to its grandmother, does its best to keep a watchful eye over the grieving expectant mother. Still, when the groom's cousin arrives from England and a new romance blossoms, no one knows how to react, least of all Meterling herself, who is suddenly torn between respecting tradition and taking the first few steps toward a new life.

About the Author

Indira Ganesan is the author of two previous novels, The Journey and Inheritance. She has held fellowships from the Paden Institute for Writers of Color, the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in addition to the W. K. Rose Fellowship. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Antaeus, Black Renaissance, Bombay Gin, Half and Half: Writers on Biracialism & Biculturalism, Glamour, and Mississippi Review. She lives in Boston and Provincetown.

Praise For As Sweet as Honey

“[A] sweet, sun-drenched, lovely book.” –The Boston Globe
“The considerable appeal of As Sweet as Honey is that East and West, romance and novel, coexist so enticingly.”  –The Washington Times
“The imaginary Indian coastal island of Pi . . . works beautifully as the setting for this East Asian homage to To the Lighthouse. . . . Irresistible.” —Kirkus (starred  review)
“Beautifully crafted.” –People
“Whether she is describing verdant, lush Pi or bustling, crowded London, Ganesan brings two worlds . . . to vibrant life.” –Booklist