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A Distant Heart

Sonali Dev

ISBN 9781496705778
Publish Date 12/26/2017
Format ePub
Categories Fiction General, Fiction Women, ePub
List Price: $7.99
Upcoming December 26, 2017

Her name means “miracle” in Sanskrit, and to her parents, that’s exactly what Kimaya is. The first baby to survive after several miscarriages, Kimi grows up in a mansion at the top of Mumbai’s Pali Hill, surrounded by love and privilege. But at eleven years old, she develops a rare illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free ivory tower in her home, with only the Arabian Sea churning outside her window for company. . . . Until one person dares venture into her world.

Tasked at fourteen years old with supporting his family, Rahul Savant shows up to wash Kimi’s windows, and an unlikely friendship develops across the plastic curtain of her isolation room. As years pass, Rahul becomes Kimi’s eyes to the outside world—and she becomes his inspiration to better himself by enrolling in the police force. But when a life-saving heart transplant offers the chance of a real future, both must face all that ties them together and keeps them apart.

As Kimi anticipates a new life, Rahul struggles with loving someone he may yet lose. And when his investigation into a black market organ ring run by a sociopathic gang lord exposes dangerous secrets that cut too close to home, only Rahul's deep, abiding connection with Kimi can keep her safe—and reveal the true meaning of courage, loss, and second chances.

Infused with the rhythms of life in modern-day India, acclaimed author Sonali Dev’s candid, rewarding novel beautifully evokes all the complexities of the human heart.

Praise for Sonali Dev and A Change of Heart

“In Dev’s seductive and complex story of love lost and then found, one layer of mystery leads to the next. . . . Will hold a permanent place in readers’ hearts.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Dev deftly navigates the complex themes of bereavement, motherhood, and how the culture of India exists in America. . . . This is stunning all around.” –Booklist, Starred Review

“Mystery, adventure, and romance are spiced with Bollywood glamour in this heart-stopping novel…. Riveting.” --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

About Sonali Dev:

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Sonali Dev’s first literary work was a play about mistaken identities performed at her neighborhood Diwali extravaganza in Mumbai. She was eight years old. Despite this early success, Sonali spent the next few decades getting degrees in architecture and written communication, migrating across the globe, and starting a family while writing for magazines and websites. With the advent of her first gray hair her love for telling stories returned full force, and she now combines it with her insights into Indian culture to conjure up stories that make a mad tangle with her life as supermom, domestic goddess, and world traveler. Sonali is an active member of RWA and WFWA. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her very patient and often amused husband and two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog.

Photo Credit: Vernice Dollar of Studio 16

A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR by Sonali Dev has been awarded the November 2014 Seal of Excellence by RT Book Reviews!

A Change of Heart 

Kirkus Reviews: Best Fiction of 2016
NPR: Great Reads of 2016
Brooklyn Magazine: 100 Books to Read in 2016
Publishers Marketplace: BuzzBooks 2016

The Bollywood Bride

Illinois Reads: 2017 Selection
International Dublin Literary Award Longlist
Kirkus: Best Books of 2015
Amazon: 2015 Fall Reading Selection
Goodreads: Best Romance of the Month
BookRiot: 10 Romance Books to Get Excited About
iBooks: 25 Best Books of the Month
The Washington Post: Best Romances of 2015
RT Book Reviews: RT Award Nominee NPR: Best Books of 2015


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