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Serena Singh Flips the Script

Sonya Lalli



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16 February 2021
Serena Singh is tired of everyone telling her what she should want-and she is ready to prove to her mother, her sister, and the aunties in her community that a woman does not need to be in a romantic relationship to have a happy life. Serena's life has a lot of positives. She is smart, confident, and just got a kick-ass new job at a top advertising firm in Washington, D.C. When her younger sister gets married in a big, traditional wedding, Serena knows she does not need a husband or children to make her own dreams come true. But with her mother constantly encouraging her to be more like her sister, Serena cannot understand why her parents refuse to recognize that she and her sister want completely different experiences out of life. As Serena forms a closer bond with some of the married women in her social circle, her long-held beliefs about the importance of self-reliance are challenged. Her college ex reenters her life and she reexamines why they ever broke up in the first place. She is forced to confront her past in her quest to learn what she truly wants and what it means to really have it all.
By:   Sonya Lalli
Imprint:   Berkley
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9780593100936
ISBN 10:   059310093X
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   16 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sonya Lalli is a Canadian writer of Indian heritage. She studied law in her hometown of Saskatoon and at Columbia University in New York, and later completed an MA in creative writing and publishing at City, University of London. Sonya has a black belt in tae kwon do and loves travel, yoga, and cocktail bartending. She lives in Toronto with her husband.

Reviews for Serena Singh Flips the Script

Praise for Sonya Lalli From yoga studios to finding oneself in trips abroad to online dating, Lalli gives readers a wonderful novel about love and belonging and meaning of happiness and home. --Soniah Kamal, award-winning author of Unmarriageable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan Anu's struggle to find herself is wrought with obstacles and sometimes frustrating, but the resolution of her story is both satisfying and realistic. A moving look at one woman's journey between her family and her desire for independence. --Kirkus Sonya Lalli offers up a tale of familial pressures, cultural traditions, and self-discovery, that is equal turns heartbreaking and hilarious...Lalli tears down stereotypes with humor and warmth. -- Entertainment Weekly An engaging love story that delivers on the promise of true love forever...The Matchmaker's List comes through in spades (and hearts). --NPR Lalli's sharp-eyed tale of cross-cultural dating, family heartbreak, the strictures of culture, and the exuberance of love is both universal and timeless. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for The Matchmaker's List Bright and vivid, and fresh and funny--I was utterly charmed by this insight into Raina's struggle to be the perfect Indian daughter. A delightful debut. --Veronica Henry, author of How to Find Love in a Bookshop A riotous odyssey into the pressures of cross-cultural modern dating that will chime with every 20-something singleton --ELLE (UK) A funny and moving exploration of modern love. --Balli Kaur Jaswal, author of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick) Absolutely charming. --Woman's Day A warm and refreshing look at cultural identity, unexpected romance, and unbreakable family bonds. --Kirkus Lalli's debut is a delightful, multicultural romantic comedy full of humorous banter and loads of life lessons about family, happiness, love, honesty, and acceptance. --Booklist (starred review) A knockout romantic comedy debut. --Washington Independent Review of Books

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