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Balli Kaur Jaswal - Author

About the Author

Balli Kaur Jaswal was born in Singapore and has lived all around the world, including Australia, Japan, Russia, the Philippines, Turkey, the US and the UK, where she was a writer in residence at UEA. Her novel, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, was inspired by the time she spent in Southall. She now lives in Singapore.

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The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Full of warmth and laugh-out-loud funny, the new novel from the author of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Sometimes you need to leave home to discover your roots... British-born Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina have never been close but when their mother died, she had only one request: that they take a pilgrimage across India to carry out her final rites. While an extended family holiday is the last thing they want, each sister has her own reasons to run away from her life. Rajni is the archetypal know-it-all eldest but her son dropped a devastating bombshell before she left and for the first time she doesn't know what the future holds. Middle sister Jezmeen was always a loudmouth, translating her need for attention into life as a struggling actress. But her career is on the skids after an incident went viral and now she's desperate to find her voice again. Shirina has always been the golden child, who confounded expectations by having an arranged marriage and moving to the other side of the world. But her perfect life isn't what it seems and time is running out to make the right choice. As the miles rack up on their jaunt across India, the secrets of the past and present are sure to spill out...

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Full of warmth and laugh-out-loud funny, the new novel from the author of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows British-born Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina have never been close but when their mother died, she had only one request: that they take a pilgrimage across India to carry out her final rites. While an extended family holiday is the last thing they want, each sister has her own reasons to run away from her life. Rajni is the archetypal know-it-all eldest but her son dropped a devastating bombshell before she left and for the first time she doesn't know what the future holds. Middle sister Jezmeen was always a loudmouth, translating her need for attention into life as a struggling actress. But her career is on the skids after an incident went viral and now she's desperate to find her voice again. Shirina has always been the golden child, who confounded expectations by having an arranged marriage and moving to the other side of the world. But her perfect life isn't what it seems and time is running out to make the right choice. As the miles rack up on their jaunt across India, the secrets of the past and present are sure to spill out...

Sugarbread

Sugarbread

Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Inheritance

Inheritance

Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

Reese Witherspoon's March Book Club Pick!'Big-hearted, earthy and funny... A rattlingly good story' Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold HotelEvery woman has a secret life...When Nikki takes a creative writing job at her local temple, with visions of emancipating the women of the community she left behind as a self-important teenager, she's shocked to discover a group of barely literate women who have no interest in her ideals.Yet to her surprise, the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just their modesty - these are women who have spent their lives in the shadows of fathers, brothers and husbands; being dutiful, raising children and going to temple, but whose inner lives are as rich and fruitful as their untold stories. But as they begin to open up to each other about womanhood, sexuality, and the dark secrets within the community, Nikki realises that the illicit nature of the class may place them all in danger.East meets west and tradition clashes with modernity in a thought-provoking cross-cultural novel that might make you look again at the women in your life...

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