I couldn’t be more excited about
The Vibrant Years
being the very first release from Mindy Kaling’s new imprint, Mindy’s Book Studio, which elevates emerging and established voices to better reflect the beautiful diversity of the world we live in. The author, Sonali Dev, is the award-winning author of the Rajes series, and with this humorous and charming story about three generations of resilient women all at pivotal turning points in their lives, which
calls “A cozy cup of chai for the soul,” she has truly outdone herself.
Widowed Bindu Desai, her recently divorced daughter-in-law, Aly, and Aly’s twentysomething daughter, Cullie, find themselves back together in Florida after Bindu is involved in a slightly scandalous situation (something that is quickly becoming not uncommon for the vivacious matriarch). The three women unflinchingly support one another as they struggle through their personal challenges...including becoming test subjects for a new dating app that results in some hilarious and
awkward dates for all of them. But even the closest of families can be tested, and as long-held secrets rise to the surface, the Desai women will find they are no exception.
Told with her signature humor and heart, Dev’s latest novel shows that no matter what phase of life one is in, love is always a possibility. And whether it’s familial, romantic, friendly, or self-love, it’s something we all deserve. In the words of the fabulous Mindy Kaling, “
The Vibrant Years
is a joyful and empowering read following a group of unconventional women trying to find themselves.” So if, like us, you are looking for a heartwarming read to make you both laugh and think about the world we live in, I’d highly recommend you check out this wildly fun novel!
—Alicia Clancy, Editor