But enough about me! Yesterday saw the release of Jyotsna Sreenivasan’s debut novel, And Laughter Fell From the Sky–it’s a smart, quick paced love story about two Indian-Americans from Ohio, childhood friends who reconnect as adults, and of course, the sparks fly–despite the fact that one of them has agreed to an arranged marriage. It’s a tender, entertaining novel, and it’s not at like all what I usually read. Believe it or not, I won my copy in a goodreads giveaway.
I went to school with Jyotsna in Brimfield and Kent Ohio–first elementary then later in college. I think she somehow escaped the indignities of our local secondary system. Every few years our paths seem to cross in delightful ways. She’s written short stories and children’s books, many dealing with second generation and immigrant themes. Check out her blog Second Generation Stories.
I packed it in the attic, but I recently came across a photocopy zine called ANA, in which Jyotsna and I have several poems. I’ll try to hunt it up for giggles.