In Falguni Kothari’s new novel, THE OBJECT OF YOUR AFFECTIONS, two best friends rewrite the rules of friendship, love and family … and change everything they thought they knew about motherhood.
Paris Kahn Fraser has it all—a successful career as an assistant district attorney, a beautiful home in New York City, and a handsome, passionate husband who chose her over having a family of his own. Neal’s dream of fatherhood might have been the only shadow in their otherwise happy life…until Paris’s best friend comes to town.
Naira Dalmia never thought she’d be a widow before thirty. Left reeling in the aftermath of her husband’s death, all she wants is to start over. She trades Mumbai for New York, and rigid family expectations for the open acceptance of her best friend. After all, there isn’t anything she and Paris wouldn’t do for each other.
But when Paris asks Naira to be their surrogate, they’ll learn if their friendship has what it takes to defy society, their families and even their own biology as these two best friends embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.
THE OBJECT OF YOUR AFFECTIONS focuses on some very serious topics, but is able to focus on them without being didactic. There is a very realistic chemistry between the various characters and the complicated story, along with a complex story highlights the differences between traditional and modern families.
I suggest a dry chardonnay while reading THE OBJECT OF YOUR AFFECTIONS.
Falguni Kothari is the author of The Object of Your Affections (which received starred reviews from Booklist and Shelf Awareness and was one of Popsugar’s Best Books of Winter 2019) and other “messy love stories” and kick-ass fantasy tales that are a “good choice for women’s fiction book groups.” Her novels are all flavored by her South Asian heritage and expat experiences, and delve into common, yet unconventional, themes of marriage, romance, friendship, family and parenthood. Her books have been reviewed and praised in a number of podcasts and publications, including the New York Times Book Review and Woman’s World magazine. Her essays and short stories have been published in Femina (India), Better Homes and Gardens, Book Riot and Writer’s Digest. She is also an award-winning Indian Classical, Latin and Ballroom dancer, practices Karaoke in her downtime, is an empty-nester, and loathes flying and deadlines.
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