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the new novel

* Shortlisted for The Scotiabank Giller Prize *

Through characters hewn with great empathy and grace, writing whose brilliance illuminates every page, and a story that constantly compels and surprises, Padma Viswanathan explores hugely ambitious questions of loss, identity and faith.

Manil Suri

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News & Updates

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Sri Lanka Reading Roundup

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About Padma

Padma Viswanathan’s debut novel, The Toss of a Lemon, was published in eight countries, a bestseller in three, and a finalist for the Commonwealth (Regional) First Book Prize, the First Novel Prize and the Pen Center USA Fiction Prize. Her second novel, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, has been published in the USA, India and Australia, and her native Canada, where it was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a national bestseller. She lives on a hilltop in Arkansas ...
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For Bookclubs

Discussion suggestions and information to help your book club get started on talking about Padma’s books. Padma is also available for in-person or Skype appearances during book club meetings. Contact her for more information.
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