Love Marriage

Love Marriage by Monica Ali was on a number of lists this summer and I grabbed it at the library. “In present-day London, Yasmin Ghorami is twenty-six, in training to be a doctor (like her Indian-born father), and engaged to the charismatic, upper-class Joe Sangster, whose formidable mother, Harriet, is a famous feminist. The gulf between families is vast. So, too, is the gulf in sexual experience between Yasmin and Joe. As the wedding day draws near, misunderstandings, infidelities, and long-held secrets upend both Yasmin’s relationship and that of her parents, a ‘love marriage,’ according to the family lore that Yasmin has believed all her life.” (Amazon) I didn’t love (ha!) this selection. It was too long and the characters didn’t really excite me. I did want to find out how it ended, so I persevered, but I can’t recommend it.

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