Mother Land

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William Morrow & Company
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6.4 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author
Leah Franqui is a graduate of Yale University and received an MFA at NYU-Tisch. She is a playwright and the recipient of the 2013 Goldberg Playwriting Award, and also wrote a web series for which she received the Alfred Sloan Foundation Screenwriting award ( A Puerto Rican-Jewish Philadelphia native, Franqui lives with her Kolkata-born husband in Mumbai. AMERICA FOR BEGINNERS is her first novel.

"Franqui has written a beautiful novel featuring nuanced characters struggling to find their way through the landmines of the inevitable culture clashes with surprising, didn't-see-that-coming moments that carry through to the last page." -- Library Journal

"Engaging... [Rachel and Swati's] credible learning from each other make this a worthy tale of bridging a cultural divide." -- Publishers Weekly

"Unexpected...funny and relatable...[A] tender tale of two women who are lost and alone, but who eventually become allies and each other's biggest champions." -- BookPage (starred review)

"Mother Land is as much a treatise on what it means to belong to oneself as it is a story of two women from opposing cultures.... [The] women discover they are not so different and learn from one another a secret to happiness that surprises them both." -- San Francisco Book Review

"Mother Land is a pleasant story of self-discovery and friendship with plenty of twists and intrigue to keep the reader engaged." -- Washington Independent Review of Books