A devastating drought. A city ripe with secrets. A family with a past just waiting to be discovered.

Archana Maniar‘s evocative and immersive debut novel, Dry Spells, publishes today with Lake Union Publishing. Dry Spells is a sweeping story that explores the intertwined fates of a mother and daughter and the enduring power that family secrets have on our lives. It’s a love letter to culture, family, food, tradition and history, inspired by the cityscape of Mumbai and the sensory experience that is India.

“A beautiful, vivid and atmospheric novel about the pain of leaving behind your heritage and the joys of rediscovering it. Archana Maniar’s writing transports the reader to India in this evocative story of loss and redemption.” —Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of The Cypress Maze and The Storyteller of Casablanca

Happy publication day Archana – congratulations on this huge achievement!

You can get your copy here