Kamala Nair, author of The Girl in the Garden, on tour June/July 2011

Posted By on May 20, 2011

About The Girl in the Garden

Hardcover: 320 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (June 15, 2011)

The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret.

“A daring fairy tale of a story, Nair’s first novel audaciously tackles issues ranging from puberty to friendship to abuse, providing plenty of adventure as well.” —Booklist

“Lush and mysterious, The Girl in the Garden casts its spell from the first page. Kamala Nair weaves an intricate tale of family bonds, buried secrets, and the pain that comes when we must leave the innocence of childhood behind. This is a deeply satisfying novel.” –Kelly O’Conner McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

“Kamala Nair has crafted an evocative, passionate, tragic novel about love, loss and the terrible cost of family secrets.  An impressive debut.” –Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us


About Kamala Nair

Kamala Nair was born in London and grew up in the United States. A graduate of Wellesley College, she studied literature at Oxford University and received an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin in 2005. She currently lives in New York City, where she has worked at ELLE DECOR.

Connect with Kamala on her website, www.kamalanair.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter.




Kamala Nair’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Wednesday, June 22nd:  Simply Stacie – review

Monday, June 27th: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Tuesday, June 28th:  Simply Stacie – author Q&A

Wednesday, June 29th:  Reading on a Rainy Day

Thursday, June 30th:  Stiletto Storytime

Tuesday, July 5th:  Book Club Classics!

Wednesday, July 6th:  The Scarlet Letter

Thursday, July 7th:  Stephanie’s Written Word

Monday, July 11th:  Unabridged Chick

Tuesday, July 12th:  Coffee and a Book Chick

Wednesday, July 13th:  Savvy Verse and Wit

Friday, July 15th:  Chick Lit Reviews

Monday, July 18th:  Books Like Breathing

Tuesday, July 19th:  Dolce Bellezza

Wednesday, July 20th:  Life in Review

Monday, July 25th:  Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, July 26th:  Joyfully Retired

Friday, July 29th:  Book Snob



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