Simi K. Rao, author of An Incurable Insanity, on tour October 2013

Posted By on August 1, 2013

An Incurable InsanityAbout An Incurable Insanity

Print Length: 376 pages

Publisher: Tate Publishing (October 8, 2013)

Her heart fluttered when she heard the sound of the key turn in the lock. She quickly adjusted her maroon silk sari with the yellow border, the one that had caught his eye, and waited eagerly for his footsteps.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven… Yes, exactly seven steps before he stopped, hesitated for a few moments, then removed his shoes one by one and arranged them neatly side by side on the shoe rack.

She smiled. He had been mindful of taking his shoes off every day now. “I am not used to it, but I will if you want me to. It’s probably a good thing to do anyway.”

As he settled down, he would pick up the TV remote and, without looking at her, would say in his smooth baritone, “So how did you spend your day, anything interesting?”

Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.

In Rao’s debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love. The novel seems highly aware of its influences, using cultural expectations and delayed gratification in the same spirit, if not with the same deftness, as Jane Austen. An often intoxicating… will-they-or-won’t-they tale.” – KIRKUS
To learn more about the author and her work and read excerpts from An Incurable Insanity, please check her blog
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About Simi K. Rao

Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. This book is her first foray into writing. The inspiration for the story came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. She also writes poetry, is an avid photographer, loves to travel, and is a practicing physician. She currently lives in Denver with her family.

Connect with Simi on her website, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.

Simi K. Rao’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, September 30th:  BookNAround

Tuesday, October 1st: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, October 2nd:  Fiction Addict

Thursday, October 10th:  Must Read Faster

Monday, October 14th:  Guiltless Reading

Tuesday, October 15th:  Col Reads  First Chapter, First Paragraph Intro

Wednesday, October 16th:  Storeybook Reviews

Thursday, October 17th:  The Best Books Ever

Wednesday, October 23rd:  Chaos is a Friend of Mine

Friday, October 25:  Peeking Between the Pages  spotlight/giveaway

Monday, October 28th:  Book Dilettante


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