The Vibrant Years

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Mindy's Book Studio
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5.8 X 8.6 X 1.3 inches | 1.06 pounds

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Sonali Dev writes Bollywood-style stories that explore universal issues. Her novels have been named Best Books of the Year by Library Journal, NPR, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and Kirkus Reviews. She has won numerous accolades, including the American Library Association's award for best in genre, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and multiple RT Seals of Excellence; has been a RITA finalist; and has been listed for the Dublin Literary Award. Shelf Awareness calls her "not only one of the best but one of the bravest romance novelists working today." She lives in Chicagoland with her husband, two visiting adult children, and the world's most perfect dog.

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Mindy Kaling is an Emmy-nominated Indian-American actress, comedienne, writer and producer. She shot to fame with her cross-dressing impersonation of Ben Affleck in a play she co-wrote, entitled Matt & Ben and then went on to write for the US version of The Office, before going on to portray Kelly Kapoor in the TV series. She has had cameos in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and appeared in The Five-Year Engagement with Jason Segel. She is also the creator and star of the FOX television show, The Mindy Project. She lives in rural New Hampshire and does not own a TV.


"These Indian American women and their struggles will appeal to readers from every age and culture." -- Washington Post

"An intergenerational tale of self-discovery and the relationships that matter most...A cozy cup of chai for the soul." --Kirkus Reviews

"Dev easily gets the reader to root for her well-rounded characters, and the intertwined story lines wrap up with a delightful ending. This effervescent tale is sure to please the author's fans and win her new ones." --Publishers Weekly

"Three generations of Indian American women strive to find what makes them happy in this heartwarming rom-com about the compromises that held them back and how they finally reclaimed their freedom." --Booklist (starred review)

"Dev weaves humor and romance through her tale of three generations of women." --Audible

"A super-fun, bingeable story about three generations of vibrant women navigating relationships, friendships, mishaps, and ambitions." --Ms. magazine

"Fun and heartfelt." --BookRiot

"A sweeping intergenerational tale showcasing the importance and value of family, relationships, and finding oneself as the world does what the world does: change." --Apartment Therapy

"A laugh-out-loud story full of love, regrets, and secrets." --Marie Claire

"I would give this book five stars for the concept alone, but it's Sonali Dev's trademark character depth and beautiful writing that really make The Vibrant Years shine. A gorgeous story of evolving female relationships and how love, hilarity, and the bonds between three generations of women help them thrive in even the fiercest winds of change." --Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Soulmate Equation

"Oh, what a glorious tangle of love, career, the past, and family is The Vibrant Years! Sonali Dev writes beautiful prose and complex, delightful characters in this story of rediscovery and girl power for three generations of the Desai women. A delicious treat." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

"A vivid and touching story of the relationships between three women who love each other and their quest to find each other's soul mates. Funny, fast paced, and insightful, The Vibrant Years gracefully explores questions of meaning and hope and regret and most of all the love between women. A beautiful book!" --Barbara O'Neal, bestselling author of This Place of Wonder

"I loved this story of three generations of women navigating life, love, and the patriarchy. Sonali Dev's writing is lush and evocative, her characters vibrant with rage, humor, and wisdom." --Virginia Kantra, New York Times bestselling author of Meg & Jo and Beth & Amy

"Sonali Dev has done it again in this sparkling page-turner about the unbreakable bonds of women and the necessity of forging an authentic path. Three generations of women from one dynamic family band together to navigate each chapter of life proving that, with the right people by your side, they can all be vibrant years. Dev's storytelling shines!" --Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil

"Just the kind of book I love to get lost in. Great characters, tons of energy, perfect pacing. Sonali Dev absolutely nailed it. Loved it!" --Susan Elizabeth Philips, #1 New York Times bestselling author