Sunday, November 22, 2009

Book Launch - I wish I were in Toronto

I have said to a few of my friends that I loathe November 2009 with a passion. Well, I have my reasons and let’s not get into them right now. Anyways, I am glad the awful month is coming to an end. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the last week of the eleventh month of the year. And guess what happens tomorrow?

Earlier this year, one of my stories got selected in an anthology titled, “Her Mother’s Ashes 3.” The publisher is an exciting, reputable Canadian company called TSAR Publications. I am not masking the publishing house’s name with fat layers of positive adjectives just because I have a book coming out with them. When I mentioned TSAR Publications to one of my friends, who is an eminent Canadian author, she hurled a river of good things about the publishing house. So, anyways, the TSAR Fall Book Launch is scheduled for November 23, 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, TSAR Publications. If you are in the area, please check it out. If the books catch your fancy, don’t be shy to pick up a copy.

As far as “Her Mother’s Ashes 3” goes, this collection brings together more first-rate stories by South Asian women that—whether set in their home countries or those of their adoption—explore with profound and sensitive insight the inner tenor of women’s lives caught between places, cultures, and generations.

ISBN: 9781894770545
Paper $24.95; 200 pages

Reviews of the previous volume:

". . . an intense, pleasurable, and instructive experience, making me reflect on the ideas of home, homelessness, fragmented cultures, and cultures in conflict and dialogue."
—Books in Canada

"Interesting and evocative fiction that provides illuminating
—and often troubling—insights into the North American life 
of the South Asians."
World Literature Today

More until next time


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V said...

Congratulations Sweta. Keep up your good work...I am extremely thrilled for you. All the best.

Sandhya said...

Wow, congrats.. I will have to wait for your book launches in Singapore next week onwards....I am quite sure there will be a lot of them!!!! :) Way to go!

R said...

Wow Congrats Sweta and all the best for the book launch ..

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Sweta! Another feather in your cap! We are very proud of your achievements! Keep up the good work!

Bijay Chandra said...

CONGRATULATIONS for meeting yet other milestone with "MILES TO GO". Best wishes.