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December Reads

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

I read The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters in June, and then immediately put in a hold request for Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. It took this long to come in. It’s been a popular book since Reese Witherspoon listed it as one of her must-reads.

Based on the first novel I read by Balli Kaur Jaswal, I had some idea of what to expect. This was going to be focused on a strong-willed woman fighting with her western and eastern ideals. In both books, they had lost someone close to them recently and were dealing with that.

What I didn’t expect was for this book to take a bit of a true crime twist. I was pretty surprised by that turn of events. I also didn’t expect that there would be some of the widows’ stories to be included in the book and boy were they graphic. I probably wouldn’t recommend listening to the audio version of this book with other people in the room.

I really enjoyed this book. I read through it pretty quickly and I found the story engaging. I laughed, I cried (just a little), and left this book feeling really good about it.

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