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We enjoy reading and discussing Indian books... classics as well as newer books. Emphasis on fiction, but we do read some nonfiction. We meet for lunch at an Indian restaurant, thereby combining good conversation about interesting books with a good (and relatively inexpensive) meal. Bring your suggestions for additional books!

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Tell Me How To Be by Neel Patel VIRTUAL

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VIRTUAL

THE BOOK
Lost in the jungle of Los Angeles, Akash Amin is filled with shame. Shame for liking men. Shame for wanting to be a songwriter. Shame for not being like his perfect brother. Shame for his alcoholism. And most of all, shame for what happened with the first boy he ever loved. When his mother tells him she is selling the family home, Akash must return to Illinois to confront his demons and the painful memory of a sexual awakening that became a nightmare.
Akash's mum, Renu, is also plagued by guilt. She had it all: doting husband, beautiful house, healthy sons. But as the one-year anniversary of her husband's death approaches Renu can't stop wondering if she chose the wrong life thirty-five years ago and should have stayed in London with her first love.
Together, Renu and Akash pack up the house, retreating further into the secrets that stand between them. When their pasts catch up to them, Renu and Akash must decide between the lives they left behind and the ones they've since created.

THE AUTHOR
Neel Patel is a first-generation Indian American who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. His short stories have appeared in The Southampton Review, Indiana Review, The American Literary Review, Hyphen Magazine, and on Nerve.com. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on a novel. If You See Me, Don't Say Hi is his debut.

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Blue Skinned Gods by SJ Sindu at Kumar's

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