Bombay Blues (Hardcover)

By Tanuja Desai Hidier

Push, 9780545384780, 560pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 18.99*
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Dimple Lala thought that growing up would give her all the answers, but instead she has more questions than ever. Her boyfriend is distant, her classmates are predictable, and a blue mood has settled around the edges of everything she does.

It's time for a change, and a change is just what Dimple is going to get - of scenery, of cultures, of mind. She thinks she's heading to Bombay for a family wedding - but really she is plunging into the unexpected, the unmapped, and the uncontrollable. The land of her parents and ancestors has a lot to reveal to her - for every choice we make can crescendo into a journey, every ending can turn into a beginning, and each person we meet can show us something new about ourselves.

Tanuja Desai Hidier's BORN CONFUSED gave voice to a new multicultural generation. Now, Bombay Blues explores everything this generation faces today, with a heady mix of uncertainty and determination, despair and inspiration, haunting loss and revelatory love.

About the Author

Tanuja Desai Hidier is the critically acclaimed author of the groundbreaking novels Bombay Blues and Born Confused, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and hailed by Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone as one of the best YA novels of all time.

Born and raised in the USA, Tanuja is a writer/singer-songwriter now based in London. For more about Born Confused and Bombay Blues, as well as her “booktrack” albums of original songs to accompany them, please visit

Praise For Bombay Blues

Praise for BOMBAY BLUES:

*"Dense, lyrical . . . [a] meditation on love, family and homecoming." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

"Once again, Hidier delivers an immersive blend of introspection, external drama, and lyricism." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


* "Absorbing and intoxicating, this book is sure to leave a lasting impression." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, boxed and starred review

"Compelling and witty . . . gives voice to a new generation of Americans." -- USA TODAY

* "A breathtaking experience." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

"Complicated, chaotic, and absolutely charming." -- SEVENTEEN

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults


*"Many readers may not persevere; those that do may stall out with the multiple false endings as Dimple stutter-stops her way to an ending—but, tragically, they’ll be missing out." Kirkus, starred review