Discussion of THE MARVELOUS MIRZA GIRLS | Author Sheba Karim in conversation with Mathangi Subramanian


June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm

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Please join us on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7 PM PDT for a discussion of THE MARVELOUS MIRZA GIRLS with author Sheba Karim in discussion with Mathangi Subramanian (author of A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HEAVEN). 

Our discussion will be webcast on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88967599970 and on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/ggpbooks/live/.

Pre-order your copy of THE MARVELOUS MIRZA GIRLS at http://bit.ly/ggpMirza, or in audiobook from Libro.fm at http://bit.ly/MirzaAB.


Gilmore Girls meets vibrant New Delhi in this thoughtful and hilarious new novel about a teen facing family expectations, relationship complications, and hidden secrets in a new country—sprinkled with Sheba Karim’s signature wit and steamy romance, and perfect for readers who loved Mary H. K. Choi’s Emergency Contact and Adib Khorram’s Darius the Great Is Not Okay.  

To cure her post-senior year slump, made worse by the loss of her aunt Sonia, Noreen decides to follow her mom on a gap year trip to New Delhi, hoping India can lessen her grief and bring her voice back.

In the world’s most polluted city, Noreen soon meets kind, handsome Kabir, who introduces her to the wonders of this magical, complicated place. With the help of Kabir—plus Bollywood celebrities, fourteenth-century ruins, karaoke parties, and Sufi saints—Noreen discovers new meanings for home.

But when a family scandal erupts, Noreen and Kabir must face complex questions in their own relationship: What does it mean to truly stand by someone—and what are the boundaries of love?

About the Author

Sheba Karim is the author of Mariam Sharma Hits the RoadThat Thing We Call a Heart, and Skunk Girl. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and NYU School of Law and currently lives in Nashville. You can visit her online at www.shebakarim.com.

About Mathangi Subramanian

Mathangi Subramanian is an award-winning Indian American writer, author, and educator. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Teachers College of Columbia University, and the recipient of a Fulbright as well as other fellowships. Her writing has previously appeared in the Washington PostQuartz, Al Jazeera America, and elsewhere. A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF HEAVEN is her first work of literary fiction.  


“Karim’s latest is a searing story of love in its many forms: young and old, romantic and familial, and maybe most complex, our capacity to love a place. A deep dive into the values of travel and firsthand experience, the book takes an unflinching look at poverty and complicity, sex and religion, without ever losing sight of what it is: family drama, rom-com, travelogue. Call it what you want, The Marvelous Mirza Girls is an utter delight.”
— David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland and The Electric Kingdom

“Part self-discovery, part travelogue, all charming." 
— Kendare Blake #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

Filled with beautiful imagery, sensory language, clever structuring, and humor, this is a romantic coming-of-age story.... An engaging and perceptive story of love, grief, and personal awakening. 
— Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN: 9780062845481
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 18th, 2021

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Published: Algonquin Books - January 14th, 2020


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