November 28, 2023
Virtual - Late Bloomers with Author Deepa Varadarajan
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
We're excited to partner with the Cary Library for a conversation with author Deepa Varadarajan. Her debut novel, "Late Bloomers" is a funny, and charming look at family, love, and second chances.
Description of the book:
"After thirty-six years of a dutiful but unhappy arranged marriage, recently divorced Suresh and Lata Raman find themselves starting new paths in life. Suresh is trying to navigate the world of online dating on a website that caters to Indians and is striking out at every turn—until he meets a mysterious, devastatingly attractive younger woman who seems to be smitten with him. Lata is enjoying her newfound independence, but she’s caught off guard when a professor in his early sixties starts to flirt with her.
Meanwhile, Suresh and Lata’s daughter, Priya, thinks her father’s online pursuits are distasteful even as she embarks upon a clandestine affair of her own. And their son, Nikesh, pretends at a seemingly perfect marriage with his law-firm colleague and their young son, but hides the truth of what his relationship really entails. Over the course of three weeks in August, the whole family will uncover one another’s secrets, confront the limits of love and loyalty, and explore life’s second chances."
About the Author:
Deepa Varadarajan lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children. She is a law professor and a graduate of Yale Law School. She grew up in Texas and received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin. Her short fiction has appeared in The Georgia Review and Colorado Review, and her legal scholarship has appeared in The Yale Law Journal and many other publications. Late Bloomers is her first novel.
This event is hosted by the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.
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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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