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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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Grab your passport and let the Shergill sisters take you on a journey... Meet the Shergill Sisters. The know-it-all, Rajni. The drama queen, Jezmeen. The golden child, Shirina. They have never been close. But their mother's dying wish was for them to take a pilgrimage across India together, to carry out her final rites. And so, the sisters are thrown together for one last (and very strange) family holiday. The three women seem to have nothing in common, apart from the fact that each of them has a secret she would prefer to keep hidden. But as one unlikely adventure follows another, it's not long before they start to realise that they might need each other now more than ever. After all, there are no secrets between sisters... Readers love the Shergill sisters! 'Fresh, funny and moving' 'A heartwarming story' 'Funny and poignant' 'Wonderfully written'

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

'engaging and delightful' 5 star review 'Fresh, funny and moving' 5 star review 'laugh out loud' 5 star review British-Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina Shergill have never been close. But now they've been thrown together on the strangest family holiday of all time... When their mother died, she had only one request: that her daughters take a pilgrimage across India to carry out her final rites. Suddenly, the three are packing their bags and heading to the airport, together for the first time in years. The sisters seem to have nothing in common, but they need each other now more than ever. And as the miles rack up on their family road-trip, each of them will make unexpected discoveries about themselves and each other. After all, there are no secrets between sisters... Grab your passport and let the Shergill sisters take you on a journey - warm, life-affirming and laugh-out-loud funny, don't miss this joyful story about friendship, family, and finding home.

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

'engaging and delightful' 5 star review 'Fresh, funny and moving' 5 star review 'laugh out loud' 5 star review British-Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina Shergill have never been close. But now they've been thrown together on the strangest family holiday of all time... When their mother died, she had only one request: that her daughters take a pilgrimage across India to carry out her final rites. Suddenly, the three are packing their bags and heading to the airport, together for the first time in years. The sisters seem to have nothing in common, but they need each other now more than ever. And as the miles rack up on their family road-trip, each of them will make unexpected discoveries about themselves and each other. After all, there are no secrets between sisters... Grab your passport and let the Shergill sisters take you on a journey - warm, life-affirming and laugh-out-loud funny, don't miss this joyful story about friendship, family, and finding home.

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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