Jaswal, Balli Kaur.
Don't let the title fool you - this book is for anyone who enjoys a good story. While the novel sometimes strays into spicy territory (often to comedic effect), it's really about family relationships and finding a balance between long-held traditions and being true to your own individuality. Our heroine, Nikki is a young Sikh woman living in London who volunteers to teach a creative writing class to a group of older women at her local gurdwara. She soon discovers that her students are more interested in telling each other sexy stories than in honing their prose styles. The women’s tales often underscore their long-buried secrets and dreams for the future and may even play a role in explaining the brutal death of one of their neighbours. With a mix of mystery, romance and family drama, don’t be surprised if you find yourself staying up late to read this one!
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)