BookRiot: 21 of Your Favorite Books about Indian Americans

By: Maria Cristina Garcia Lynch

This Riot Recommendation for favorite books about Indian Americans is sponsored by Flatiron Books and If You See Me Don’t Say Hi by Neel Patel.

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A Vanity Fair Ultimate Fiction Pick for summer and a bookseller favorite, If You See Me Don’t Say Hi is a modern story collection that Behold the Dreamers author Imbolo Mbue calls “a joy to read, reminiscent of Jhumpa Lahiri and David Ebershoff.”


Read it Forward: 26 Authors on the Books They’re Giving Kids This Holiday

By Guinevere de la Mare

A shared love of books is a bond that transcends time and spans generations. Reading books as a child is a powerfully formative experience. So many of our early memories are shaped by the stories we read and by the characters who enter our hearts. Giving a beloved book to a child of any age, even adult children, is a reflection of the hopes and dreams we have for our offspring. We hope that they will enjoy the book as much as we did, and that they will grow into the kind of people with whom we share the unique kinship that comes from loving the same books. Here, 25 authors share the books that they will be giving the children (and a few adults!) in their lives this year for Jólabókaflóð.

15 Feminist Novels that Need to be TV shoes, Because Season 2 of "Handmaid's Tale" Cant Come Fast Enough

By Kristian Wilson

With The Handmaid's Tale on everyone's radar, now seems like a good time to start talking about the other great, feminist novels that should be on TV. There's always room for one more good story on TV, and both streaming services and premium channels have picked up on the bankability of bringing great books to the small screen.

Sundays with Writers: Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani


Happy Sunday, my friends! What a joy it is to share another debut author with you today. As I’ve said before, debut authors are among a favorite of mine because I love the joy of discovery of finding someone new to add to my favorites.  Today Sejal Badani is joining me for a virtual coffee to share more about her beautiful book, Trail of Broken Wings. I discovered this book through her GoodReads Choice Award Nomination for Best Fiction and dove into it over our holiday break. 

Writer's Digest: How to Write What You Know - And Then Change the Story


A popular school of thought in writing is to write what you know. This adage can ignite fear in the most ingenious writer. What if your life story isn’t nearly exciting enough to create an entire novel, let alone hope to sell thousands of copies of it? Having lost my childhood to domestic violence, I hesitated to follow this doctrine for my own reasons. Not only was I unwilling to share my history with the world but I abhorred the thought of filling pages with gratuitous violence. My good friend and editor, Benee, convinced me otherwise. She insisted it was a story I could tell.

Why Sejal Badani wrote the story she never wanted to tell

By Veena Rao

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Indian-American author Sejal Badani has had a dream literary debut. Her recently released novel Trail of Broken Wings was selected in the Kindle First Program, and quickly became an Amazon #1 bestseller.

Trail of Broken Wings is the story of three daughters raised in domestic violence, trying to heal after years of burying secrets. It is also a story of human resilience, the bonds of family and the strength of women.

In an interview with NRI Pulse, Sejal talks about her journey as a writer, and about the story she never wanted to tell but knew she had to.