Bombay Blues - Tanuja Desai Hidier

In Bombay Blues (Push, $18.99), the companion novel to Born Confused, Tanuja Desai Hidier revisits the adventures of Dimple Lala, now 19. Dimple is going back to India for the first time since her grandfather died, and seeking closure. She hoped she’d get to explore what India means to her with boyfriend Karsh, but it seems like life has other plans. Hidier’s lyrical language is a mix of teenage slang, music, and poetry. This stunning novel is as beautiful for its prose as its story.  Ages 15 and up. SB