Faint Promise of Rain

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She Writes Press
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5.54 X 8.52 X 0.74 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Anjali Mitter Duva is a writer who grew up in France and has family roots in Calcutta. She is a co-founder of Chhandika, an organization that teaches and presents India's classical kathak dance. Anjali graduated from Brown University and completed her Master's in city planning at MIT. She lives near Boston with her husband and two daughters. FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN is Anjali's first novel. She is working on the second, set in 19th-century Lucknow.
"A compelling story of loss and valor that takes readers on an unexpected journey to the secret world of temple dancers in ancient India."
--Shona Patel, author of Teatime for the Firefly

"Powerful and beautiful, Anjali Mitter Duva's Faint Promise of Rain deftly balances faith and passion, fear and hope, destiny and will. Duva's expert eye takes us to 16th century India where dance calls forth the divine and unforgettable characters give us 'memories of things to come.' Past, present, and future all overlap in a perfect timeless story."
--Marjan Kamali, author of Together Tea

"Faint Promise of Rain gives an atmospheric, compassionate look into the hidden world of a temple dancer's family. Anjali Mitter Duva had me spellbound throughout this suspenseful coming of age novel that delivers a rich, satisfying ending."
--Sujata Massey, author of The Sleeping Dictionary

"Faint Promise of Rain is a gorgeous book, a story that is at once spare and lush, wrenching and restoring. The characters are so fully realized, so keenly nuanced, that they linger with you long after the last page, like the sweet smell of a recent storm."
--Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This and Director of Creative Writing at Harvard University

"First-time novelist Duva describes the sacred dances so vividly that the reader can almost hear the dancers' feet hitting the floor and the tinkling of ankle bells. Historical fiction readers with an interest in non-Western cultures will find much to treasure in this evocative journey to the Indian desert."
--Library Journal