#BookADay: EMBRACE THE CHICKEN by Mahtab Narsimhan (Orca Currents)

A totally pleasurable learn. Though I wasn’t fairly as self-conscious as Shivani once I was her age, I do keep in mind feeling nervous about how others at my faculty would react to my mom (whose English was not good). I keep in mind being so shocked once I heard that her go to with the youthful grades went very well throughout an “introduction to different cultures” occasion – apparently she taught them how one can use chopsticks and had a problem the place they may maintain all of the jellybeans they may decide up with chopsticks in a sure period of time; the occasion was an enormous success, and I recall feeling ashamed that I used to be so shocked….one purpose the ending in EMBRACE THE CHICKEN made me a wee bit teary-eyed.

I additionally extremely advocate Mahtab’s different books, together with Mission Mumbai: A Novel Of Sacred Cows, Snakes And Stolen Bogs (Scholastic Canada). Additionally take a look at her Recommendation For Younger Writers, Treadmill Desks and MISSION MUMBAI put up on my weblog!

You may learn a pattern of EMBRACE THE CHICKEN on the writer’s web page.


“Despite the fact that she solely left Mumbai a number of months in the past, Shivani isn’t feeling like such an outsider anymore. She likes her new faculty. She lastly has a finest good friend. However when her mom volunteers for the college’s annual fundraiser, Shivani is bound she’s going to utterly embarrass her. Particularly if she cooks one of many “smelly” dishes that Shivani loves however is simply too ashamed to eat in entrance of her buddies. On the day of the truthful, the second Shivani walks into the health club she is aware of her worst fears have come true: the unmistakable scent of Indian spices is within the air. However then she sees that dozens of persons are lined up at her mother’s stall. It’s the preferred one!”

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