Love Marriage: A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller
Monica Ali (Author)
DescriptionTWO CULTURES. TWO FAMILIES. TWO PEOPLE.
A BBC 2 BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK
THE NEW INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF BRICK LANE
'Rich, sensitive and gloriously entertaining' Tash Aw, Times Literary Supplement
'An utterly unputdownable exploration of modern love' Stylist
'As engrossing and enjoyable as Brick Lane ' Sunday Times
Yasmin Ghorami has a lot to be grateful for: a loving family, a fledgling career in medicine, and a charming, handsome fiancee, fellow doctor Joe Sangster.
But as the wedding day draws closer and Yasmin's parents get to know Joe's firebrand feminist mother, both families must confront the unravelling of long-held secrets, lies and betrayals.
As Yasmin dismantles her own assumptions about the people she holds most dear, she's also forced to ask herself what she really wants in a relationship and what a 'love marriage' actually means.
Love Marriage is a story about who we are and how we love in today's Britain - with all the complications and contradictions of life, desire, marriage and family. What starts as a captivating social comedy develops into a heart-breaking and gripping story of two cultures, two families and two people trying to understand one another.
'A glorious tapestry of modern British family life' Metro
'A surefire hit' Observer
'Wildly entertaining ... a bold and generous book' Financial Times
'Big-hearted, wry and tender' Harper's Bazaar
'Absolutely terrific ... genuinely touching' Jenny Colgan, Spectator
'Gloriously readable, acute, funny and sympathetic' Daily Mail
Little, Brown Book Group
3 February 2022
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