This month we are going to immerse ourselves in an international mystery set in India. Join us for an online book group discussion of this month’s title, The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey.
Read at your own pace and then join us at 2:30 on Saturday, August 14 for a lively virtual discussion. A link will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your library card one day prior to the event.
You can request a print book group set copy be sent to your preferred Richland Library pickup location by emailing Chantal Wilson or Janet Hatch or you may call us at 929-3400.
The Widows of Malabar Hill is also available for download for free via OverDrive/Libby in eBook formats.
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Bombay, 1921: Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a law degree from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women's legal rights.
Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen examines the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X—meaning she probably couldn't even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah—in strict seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger.
Inspired in part by a real woman who made history by becoming India's first female lawyer, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp and promising new sleuth, Perveen Mistry. ~ From the Publisher
Keep Me in Suspense Book Group meets the second Saturday of every month from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
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Join us for a book group discussion of this month’s title, The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey.