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Sister India Gets a New Life

My 2001 novel Sister India, set in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, emerged in recent days as an e-book.  Appropriately for a book from the bank of the Ganges, it was re-released by the original publisher, Riverhead, an imprint of The Penguin Group.

I am very happy to have this book easily available again. So in a quiet demonstration of my joy, please allow me to remind you that the title is:

Sister India


The cover is:

Sister India Cover


And in case it's hard to read, the fine print says: A New York Times Notable Book.

And:  "Peggy Payne has created one of the more unsettling and mesmerizing characters in expatriate literature." —The New York Time Book Review

Thank you for joining me in this celebration!  Imagine champagne and cake and trumpets, please.

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  • August 15, 2013 at 6:59 am Reply

    Congratulations Peggy! Great news. I have finally started Cobalt and loving it so far. Will look forward to Sister, too. Trumpets indeed, and a sitar or two, Frances

    • August 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm Reply

      Thanks, Frances. I’m glad you’re enjoying Cobalt Blue; people do have various reactions to this book and I’m interested in them, whatever they are.

  • E.B.
    August 15, 2013 at 9:12 am Reply

    I love this blog!  But, I'm sorry, what was the name of the book again?  Your posts always bring a smile to my face, keep 'em coming!

    • August 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm Reply

      Let me see, E.B., could you be referring to SISTER INDIA? (I’d put it in color if I knew how to do that in a reply.

  • August 16, 2013 at 5:52 am Reply

    Sister India was my first introduction to your writing. I was hooked right away! Loved Sister India, great news. I'll have to tell all my peeps!

    • August 16, 2013 at 6:36 am Reply

      Thanks, Beth. And I appreciate the word to the peeps.

  • Bob Braxton
    August 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm Reply

    Just returned from two weeks with church team of fifteen at Njoro, Kenya, P.C.E.A. orphans and vulnerable children programme. While on this (short) Kenya trip, I recommended Sister India to someone I thought might like it as much as I do (reading).

    • August 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm Reply

      Welcome back, and thanks, Bob! I suspect that was a pretty arduous trip.

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