The Summer Read You Won’t Put Down

Summer is upon us. Swimsuits emerge from storage. Beach vacations are planned. Reading lists are compiled to complete the perfect afternoon in the sun.

We’ve got the book to top your list. It’s the fantastic debut novel by Kamala Nair, The Girl in the Garden.  This story, ripe with family secrets, will keep you turning pages until squinting you’ll notice daylight has shifted to evening and your mojito glass is all ice. (Trust us here, we speak from experience – and watered down drinks.)

Described as potent, lush and sensual, The Girl in the Garden is a dark, grown-up fairy tale that will enchant and resonate long after the last page has been read.

We started the book with little expectation. Then Nair’s descriptions slowly cast a spell on us refusing to be put down until the very last page. It’s a satisfying read, made even more impressive after our chat with the author.

With expertly woven passages, Nair paints an  emotional coming of age tale that announces her as a writer to watch.  We’ve given you the first chapter so you can see for yourself.

Read Chapter 1 of The Girl in the Garden

Read our exclusive interview with Kamala Nair where she shares what it took to write The Girl in the Garden.

You can win one of 5 copies of The Girl in the Garden. Just head on over to our Facebook page and like us for a chance to win. 

Want to have Kamala Nair Skype call your book club?  Follow us on twitter and tell us why Kamala should choose your book club. Five lucky book clubs will win the call in.

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