Buying Options

Unlimited reading. Over 2 million titles. Learn more
Read and listen for £0.00
OR
Kindle Price: £2.99

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a group.
Learn more

Buying and sending Kindle Books to others

Select quantity
Choose delivery method and buy Kindle Books
Recipients can read on any device

These Kindle Books can only be redeemed by recipients in your country. Redemption links and Kindle Books cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Share <Embed>
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more.

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

The Candid Life of Meena Dave by [Namrata Patel]

Follow the author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Candid Life of Meena Dave Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 13,222 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£2.99

Product description

Review

“A thoroughly entertaining rendition of one woman’s search for belonging.” Kirkus Reviews

“Full of lively characters who will win readers’ hearts and keep them thinking long after the book is finished, this book is a genuine, charming debut. Long-buried secrets and a journey of self-discovery will keep the pages turning.” Booklist

“Namrata Patel’s debut is a delightful exploration of identity, community, and growth. I was drawn into Meena Dave’s captivating journey from the first pages and was rooting for her until the end. This poignant and witty story is perfect for book clubs!” —Saumya Dave, author of Well-Behaved Indian Women

From the Publisher

Meena Dave feels safer observing the world through her camera. Her adoptive parents have passed away—she has no other family and no permanent address. But Meena’s world is turned upside down yet again when she unexpectedly inherits an apartment in Boston.

Journalistic curiosity piqued, Meena decides to follow the story that landed her in a stranger’s apartment. It’s a mystery that comes with nosy aunties, a strikingly handsome neighbor, and a connection to her past that shocks her. Meena might have a chance to truly understand where she comes from. As she unravels not only the clues of her apartment but also her origins, Meena learns how to make the perfect chai, embrace friendships she never saw coming, and confront her own need to run as soon as the going gets good.

The Candid Life of Meena Dave stole my heart. Namrata Patel brings a much-needed voice into women’s fiction with culture, friendship, families lost and found, and a second chance at finding home.

—Megha Parekh, Editor

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09K7J47Y8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing (1 Jun. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4416 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 312 pages
  • Customer reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 13,222 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Namrata Patel is an Indian American writer who resides in Boston. Her writing examines diaspora and dual-cultural identity among Indian Americans and explores this dynamic while also touching on the families we’re born with and those we choose. Namrata has lived in India, New Jersey, Spokane, London, and New York City and has been writing most of her adult life. For more information visit www.nampatel.com.

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
13,222 global ratings

Top reviews from United Kingdom

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 May 2022
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
TOP 500 REVIEWER
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 May 2022
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 May 2022
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 May 2022
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 July 2022
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 May 2022
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 June 2022
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 August 2022
Report an issue

Does this item contain inappropriate content?
Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?
Does this item contain quality or formatting issues?