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A Los Angeles Times BEST CALIFORNIA BOOK of 2020
A New England Independent Booksellers’ 2020 BOOK AWARD FINALIST

In her ambitious debut novel, Rishi Reddi, award-winning author of Karma and Other Stories, explores an enduring question: Who is welcome in America?

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  • …an overlooked piece of history…brought to vibrant life…

    Los Angeles Times
  • Steinbeck-ian

    Publishers Weekly
  • …a fascinating look at a historic era…

    Kirkus Reviews
  • …lays out the foundation for American Society today…

    WBUR Boston
  • Dramatic and moving

    Anita Desai, Padma Bhushan awardee and author of Fasting, Feasting and The Artist of Disappearance
  • Expansive, moving, and deeply powerful

    Marjan Kamali, author of Stationery Shop
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Other Work

  • Pecking Order

    In her essay, Rishi Reddi considers immigration, family, and the history of South Asian identity in California and the US.

  • Another Side of George Orwell

    In Orwell’s Roses, Rebecca Solnit reveals the writer as horticulturist.

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