Orion are excited to offer reading groups 10 advanced proof copies of The Daughters of Madurai. One of the biggest debuts of 2023, this the heartwarming, thought-provoking story of Jananai and Nila, a story of mothers and daughters, of lovers, of courage and heartbreak, but most of all this is a story of hope…
The Daughters of Madurai
ONE OF COSMOPOLITAN’S BEST BOOKS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2023
‘A beautiful debut, full of grace and tenderness’ JYOTI PATEL
‘A captivating and riveting debut from an unforgettable new voice’ LOUISE O’NEILL
Madurai, 1992. A young mother in a poor family, Janani is told she is useless if she can’t produce a son – or worse, bears daughters they can’t afford. They let her keep her first baby girl but the rest are taken away as soon as they are born. The fate of her children has never been in her hands. But Janani can’t forget the daughters who weren’t allowed to live.
Sydney, 2019. Nila has a secret, one she’s been keeping from her parents for far too long. Before she can say anything, her grandfather in India falls ill and she agrees to join her parents on a trip to Madurai – the first in over ten years. Growing up in Australia, Nila knows very little about where she or her family came from, or who they left behind. What she’s about to learn will change her forever…
Perfect for fans of Christy Lefteri and Delia Owens, The Daughters of Madurai is a moving and powerful debut from an unforgettable new voice.
How to get involved
To be in with a chance of winning 10 advanced proof copies of The Daughters of Madurai to read and review with your reading group please log in and complete the survey below by 19 April. If successful, each of your members will be expected to share a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones or the Reading Groups for Everyone website within eight weeks of receiving the books. Please only pitch if you can commit to this.