From a compelling new voice in women’s fiction comes a novel about how three generations of women find the courage to create their own paths amidst unearthed secrets and mismatched expectations.

"This summer's fix...the family dynamics are familiar in the best way, reminding you that you’re not alone with whatever soft-shoe you’re performing beneath your own family tree."

—New York Times Book Review

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"A sparkling debut about family, identity, and finding the courage to pursue your own dreams. Saumya Dave is a bright new voice in women’s fiction."

—Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A wonderful debut...told with warmth, humor, and insight…a joy from start to finish."

—Laura Dave, international bestselling author

Saumya Dave is a writer, psychiatrist, and mental health advocate. Her debut novel, Well-Behaved Indian Women, was released in July 2020, and her essays, articles, and poetry have been featured in The New York Times, ABC News, Refinery 29, and more. She is a practicing therapist, co-founder of the mental health nonprofit thisisforHER, and an Adjunct Professor at Mount Sinai. She lives in New York City with her husband and son. 

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