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Sunday, December 11, 2016

DAY 11 of our Book Gifts Christmas Advent Calendar - The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey by Madhu Bazaz Wangu **Special Offer**

The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey
 by Madhu Bazaz Wangu

As a girl on the brink of womanhood in 1960s India, Shanti Bamzai has big dreams. Rather than enter into an arranged marriage like her sister, Shanti embarks on a journey into the unknown, leaving her family home behind for an education and a chance to chart her own destiny. While India experiences an upheaval of cultural and societal changes as old-world traditions collide with the modern global era, Shanti navigates college, a marriage of her own choosing, and motherhood, fighting a constant battle between the pressures of traditional expectations and her own burning desire to be an artist and an independent woman. 

A move to America presents exciting new opportunities, but Shanti is disappointed to find herself still hemmed in by the restrictions of her Indian upbringing. As her children become adults and her marriage becomes a shell of what it once was, Shanti must find the courage to step out of her husband’s shadow and into the life she’s always dreamed of.

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"An Immigrant Wife reminds me of Emily Alone by Stewart O'Nan. The story spans a much greater time period, but both novels deal with personal growth and life lessons, big andsmall. The author, Madhu B. Wangu, has written an enjoyable story and created unforgettable characters, especially the beautiful descriptions of art and the wonderful food descriptions. The author also skillfully portrays the artistic growth of the protagonist, Shanti, through her painting and cooking. This is alovely, quiet story written lyrical." --Meredith Cohen (Author, Aftertaste)
"Beautiful and lush, An Immigrant Wife takes the reader on one woman's touching, turmeric-drenched journey from naive but determined art student in India to longing-filled American wife and mother. The author Madhu B. Wangu has written a maharaja's banquet for the senses." 
--Gwyn Cready (RITA Award Winning Author)

"This book has absolutely taken my breath away at how much I willingly became attached to the story and characters, it is an exceptional read.  With the tremendous writing skills of Madhu Wangu, you can vividly see, almost touch and smell what is being described." --Beck Valley Books   

An author, artist, world-traveler and the founder of the Mindful Writers Group, Madhu Bazaz Wangu was a professor of arts and religions of India before becoming a full time writer. She has a doctorate in the Phenomenology of Religions from the University of Pittsburgh and a post-doctoral fellowship from the Harvard University. For twenty-five years, she taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham College in Pennsylvania, Wellesley and Wheaton Colleges in Massachusetts, and Rhode Island College. 

In 1997, Dr. Wangu voyaged around the world with students and faculty members from various American Universities for the Semester-at-Sea program. She loved the experience so much that each year she has been revisiting places of historical significance in different countries, observing the cultures, meeting the people and enjoying their cuisine. 

In 2010, she founded the Mindful Writers Group, and in 2015 started a second one. She encourages writers of all levels and genres to delve deeper in their work by body-mind-heart meditation. Her CD, Meditations for Mindful Writers was released in 2011. She guides writers in meditation and writing marathons. Twice each year, Mindful Writers Groups gather for writing retreats. There, surrounded by nature, they practice sitting and walking meditations in-between long writing sessions. 

Madhu B. Wangu has published numerous essays and four books on Hindu and Buddhist goddesses and Indian religions. She has held five one-person art exhibitions in India and US. Her collection, Chance Meetings: Stories About Cross-Cultural Collisions and Compassion, was published in 2015 and her debut novel, The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey, in 2016. Currently, she is writing her second novel, The Last Suttee and a guidebook for mindful writing.

Madhu says...
The best thing about Christmas for her is...that the tree that has grown and bloomed in sunshine and rain for months is brought inside to give joy and warmth to the family.

This year is special because...
my first collection of stories and debut novel have left home and touring the world.

Hover over the advent calendar dates to find out which book is hidden behind...

Merry Christmas from all the Beck Valley Books reviewing team xx

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1 comment:

  1. I want to read "The Immigrant's Wife." I have it.


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