The Seattle Globalist: “South Asian women push back on cliches in ‘Good Girls Marry Doctors’”

May 18, 2017

 

“So many people told Piyali Bhattacharya that her idea for an anthology about brown women, by brown women would never sell. But — as book sales and crowds have shown — all those people were totally wrong.

 

Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters On Obedience and Rebellion took almost a decade to publish before it was released September 2016. Since publication, the essay anthology has received acclaim and brisk book sales.

 

“Hundreds of people have shown up for her book tour, which made stops in New York, San Francisco, Nashville, Madison WI, Washington D. C., Los Angeles, and Berkeley — evidence for an audience clearly hungry for more stories from brown women.

 

“Her tour ended at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle on Tuesday.”

 

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