Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Secret Keeper Book Blurb

I'll be back on the Fire Escape tomorrow. In the meantime, here's the blurb on the book jacket of SECRET KEEPER (Delacorte, January 13, 2009), composed by editor Fran├žoise Bui:
When her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba’s brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta. Uncle is welcoming, but in a country steeped in tradition, the three women must abide by his decisions. Asha knows this is temporary—just until Baba sends for them. But with scant savings and time passing, the tension builds: Ma, prone to spells of sadness, finds it hard to submit to her mother- and sister-in-law; Reet’s beauty attracts unwanted marriage proposals; and Asha's promise to take care of Ma and Reet leads to impulsive behavior. What follows is a firestorm of rebuke—and secrets revealed! Asha’s only solace is her rooftop hideaway, where she pours her heart out in her diary, and where she begins a clandestine friendship with Jay Sen, the boy next door. Asha can hardly believe that she, and not Reet, is the object of Jay’s attention. Then news arrives about Baba . . . and Asha must make a choice that will change their lives forever.

3 comments:

Karen Day said...

I love this cover. So cool. And I love this book, too. Can't wait for it to come out. Although I was lucky enough to read part of it! Miss you!

AC Gaughen said...

Hey Mitali, totally unrelated to your post--I'm dying to subscribe to your blog, but I can't figure out how! You've got tons of bookmarking links and I know you're very tech-savvy, so am I just totally missing it?

xAC

Mitali Perkins said...

AC, thanks for pointing that out! I'd accidently deleted the "subscribe" option. It's added back in now in the sidebar under Mitali links. I appreciate the input!