Amulya Malladi was born and raised in India. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and received a master's degree in journalism from The University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA. After living in the United States for several years, Amulya recently moved to Denmark where she lives on the island of Mors with her husband and son.
Poor Devi Veturi, the American-born daughter of traditional Indian parents. She's too Americanized, and she's not compliant like her sister. She also isn't very successful in life, even though she comes from a family of overachievers. Devi is unlucky in love, has lost her job in Silicon Valley, can't pay her bills, and even fails at suicide. But things change when she is forced home to recuperate. Refusing to speak to anyone, Devi invades her mother's kitchen and begins to cook Indian food-her way. What follows is an honest look at how a young Hindu woman, torn between two cultures, reconnects with her family and, more important, with herself. The twist at the end is a bonus. Malladi's third novel (after The Mango Season) will definitely appeal to many readers (a reading group guide is included). Highly recommended for most public libraries. [A Ballantine Reader's Circle selection.]-Marika Zemke, West Bloomfield Twp. P.L., MI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
'An honest look at how a young Hindu woman, torn between two cultures, reconnects with her family and, more important, with herself. The twist at the end is a bonus. Malladi s third novel will definitely appeal to many readers.' (Library Journal)