In The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff, a young Indian woman who was rumored to have killed her husband is now being asked for help by other women in their village so they can get rid of their husbands.
Today on the couch, I’m pleased to welcome author Parini Shroff. We talk about her debut novel, The Bandit Queens. Parini also gives us lots of book and bookstore recommendations. In addition, she shares tips for people who want to incorporate reading into their lives. Plus, we talk about lots more.
The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff is one of our best books of 2023.
BOOKS MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW
BOOKS READ, LOVED, AND WOULD NOW RECOMMEND
- Animal by Lisa Taddeo (Amazon or Bookshop)
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson (Amazon or Bookshop)
- When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar (Amazon or Bookshop)
- The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Writers & Lovers by Lily King (Amazon or Bookshop)
- The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank (Amazon or Bookshop)
- The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Double Love by Francine Pascal – Sweet Valley High #1 (Amazon)
- College Girls by Francine Pascal – Sweet Valley University #1 (Amazon)
ON THE TBR STACK
- I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Night Wherever We Go by Tracey Rose Peyton (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Age of Vice by Deepti Kapoor (Amazon or Bookshop)
- Sam by Allegra Goodman (Amazon or Bookshop)
- American Mermaid by Julia Langbein (Amazon or Bookshop)
ABOUT PARINI SHROFF
Parini Shroff received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied under Elizabeth McCracken, Alexander Chee, and Cristina García. She is a practicing attorney and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bandit Queens is her debut novel.