My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding

Sajni Patel

Soneela Nankani (Narrator)

04-19-22

10hrs 10min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Romance

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04-19-22

10hrs 10min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Romance

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“Patel lovingly portrays the rich and vibrant festivities of a Gujarati Hindu wedding celebration…A sweet and entertaining romp.” Kirkus Reviews

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A fresh, witty romantic-comedy romp set against the backdrop of a high-profile music competition and a riotous Indian wedding

Zurika Damani is a naturally gifted violinist with a particular love for hip-hop beats. But as she is part of a big Indian family, everyone has expectations, and those certainly don’t include hip-hop violin. After being rejected by the Juilliard School, Zuri’s last hope is a contest judged by a panel of top-tier college scouts. The only problem? This coveted competition happens to take place during Zuri’s sister’s extravagant wedding week. And Zuri has already been warned, repeatedly, that she is not to miss a single moment.

In the midst of the chaos, Zuri’s mom is in matchmaking mode with the groom’s South African cousin Naveen—who just happens to be a cocky vocalist set on stealing Zuri’s spotlight at the scouting competition. Luckily, Zuri has a crew of loud and loyal female cousins cheering her on.

Now, all she has to do is to wow the judges for a top spot, evade getting caught by her parents, resist Naveen’s charms, and, oh yeah—not mess up her sister’s big fat Indian wedding. What could possibly go wrong?

Praise

“Patel lovingly portrays the rich and vibrant festivities of a Gujarati Hindu wedding celebration…A sweet and entertaining romp.” Kirkus Reviews

“Many teens will be able to relate to Zurika’s persistence in following her dreams and courage in speaking up for herself. Zurika also embraces her Indo-Trinidadian roots and bucks against white beauty standards…A warm hug of a novel.” Booklist

“Provides a sweeping portrait of the South Asian diaspora and offers an affectionate and lushly detailed window into the family’s wedding experience.” Publishers Weekly

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Language English
Release Day Apr 18, 2022
Release Date April 19, 2022
Release Date Machine 1650326400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children/YA, Teen & Young Adult, Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Arts & Entertainment
Author Bio
Sajni Patel

Sajni Patel was born in vibrant India and raised in the heart of Texas, surrounded by a lot of delicious food and plenty of diversity. She draws on her personal experiences, cultural expectations, and Southern flair to create worlds that center on strong Indian women. Her debut, The Trouble with Hating You, was named to “Best of 2020” lists by Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, and Insider.

Narrator Bio
Soneela Nankani

Soneela Nankani is an award-winning narrator with over three hundred titles in many different genres including Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, and Nonfiction. She has garnered sixteen Earphones Awards, nominations for Audie and SOVAS awards, and was recently awarded AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voice Lifetime Achievement Honor. Her audiobooks have been featured in Best Audiobooks lists by AudioFile magazine and the Washington Post, among others. In her spare time, she loves to read (yes, really), learn languages, try new recipes, and travel. She lives in the DC area with her husband and two mischievous daughters.

Overview

A PopSugar Pick of YA Books That Will Take You on an Adventure
A Nerd Daily Pick of Upcoming YA Reads
A Bookish Pick of Spring Books
A BookRiot Pick of YA Books for Spring
A Business Insider Pick of Most Anticipated Spring Books
A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
See All +

A fresh, witty romantic-comedy romp set against the backdrop of a high-profile music competition and a riotous Indian wedding

Zurika Damani is a naturally gifted violinist with a particular love for hip-hop beats. But as she is part of a big Indian family, everyone has expectations, and those certainly don’t include hip-hop violin. After being rejected by the Juilliard School, Zuri’s last hope is a contest judged by a panel of top-tier college scouts. The only problem? This coveted competition happens to take place during Zuri’s sister’s extravagant wedding week. And Zuri has already been warned, repeatedly, that she is not to miss a single moment.

In the midst of the chaos, Zuri’s mom is in matchmaking mode with the groom’s South African cousin Naveen—who just happens to be a cocky vocalist set on stealing Zuri’s spotlight at the scouting competition. Luckily, Zuri has a crew of loud and loyal female cousins cheering her on.

Now, all she has to do is to wow the judges for a top spot, evade getting caught by her parents, resist Naveen’s charms, and, oh yeah—not mess up her sister’s big fat Indian wedding. What could possibly go wrong?

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