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Virtual event with Alka Joshi/Secret Keeper of Jaipur

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Virtual event with Alka Joshi/Secret Keeper of Jaipur
Join Anderson's Bookshops for a virtual event with New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi!  This special event is perfect for book clubs and readers and will focus on her latest book, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.

In Alka Joshi's intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protege , Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.



Please note that we can only ship to US addresses!  Please choose the ticket that includes shipping if you would like your book mailed to you.


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It's the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema.

Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur's Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema's balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it's a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

About the author:

Alka Joshi was born in India and raised in the U.S. since the age of nine. She has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from California College of Arts. At age 62, Joshi published her debut novel, The Henna Artist, which immediately became a New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick, was Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and is being developed into an episodic series by Miramax TV. The sequel, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, premieres June 2021, and will be followed by the third book in the trilogy in 2023.

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