The Object of Your Affections
by Falguni Kothari
Pub Date 19 Feb 2019
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Don’t miss The Object of Your Affections, the powerful and poignant follow-up to Falguni Kothari’s My Last Love Story, “a tearjerker with a twist. For fans of Cecelia Ahern’s PS, I Love You and JoJo Moyes’s Me Before You” (Library Journal), available February 2019 from Graydon House Books.
Set against the backdrop of wealthy New York society and featuring an Indian American cast, Kothari once again brings her wry, insightful voice to a complicated and emotionally complex situation, creating an unconventional family that you can’t help but root for. This memorable novel that questions the very definition of family is full of wit and warmth, and with its issue-driven themes, commercial hooks and compelling ‘what would you do’ questions, it’s perfect for book clubs. Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin, Amy Hatvany and Marisa de los Santos.
A young widow agrees to be the surrogate for her workaholic best friend, whose husband is pressuring her to finally start the family she’s promised him. As the pregnancy progresses, the dynamic between the couple and the widow changes in both surprising and unsurprising ways, forcing each to confront truths about themselves and their relationships with each other.
About the author: Falguni Kothari is a hybrid author of unconventional love stories and
kick-ass fantasy tales that are flavored by her South Asian heritage and
expat experiences. An award-winning Indian Classical, Latin and
Ballroom dancer, she currently spikes her endorphin levels with Zumba.
She resides in New York with her family and pooch.
“Kothari delivers a rich story of a married couple wrangling with the multiplicity of modern-day reproductive options…the characters are well-defined, and the ways that surrogacy does and doesn’t fit with Naira’s conservative Indian family are nuanced and considered…the emotional and ethical dilemmas feel authentic as well as entertaining. Readers who have been on their own infertility or surrogacy journeys will feel many pangs of commonality with these all-too-human characters.” —Publishers Weekly
“A page turner. Tackling the idea of having it all, Ms. Kothari examines the definitions of family and motherhood with a story for our modern times.” –K.M. Jackson author of As Good As The First Time
“Complex, insightful and beautifully written…a book that will stay with you long after the final page.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author.
“[This] exquisitely complex story of marriage, friendships, and unconventional choices reminds us that real love requires great courage.” – Jamie Beck, bestselling author of When You Knew