Ep. 118: Namrata Patel on Capturing Boston Through the Seasons, Found Families and Unforgettable Characters

 Today my guest is Namrata Patel, author of The Candid Life of Meena Dave, about a photojournalist whose solitary  life is turned upside down when she unexpectedly inherits an apartment in a Victorian brownstone in historic Back Bay, Boston.



“Full of lively characters who will win readers’ hearts and keep them thinking long after the book is finished, this book is a genuine, charming debut. Long-buried secrets and a journey of self-discovery will keep the pages turning.” – Booklist


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About the Author:

Namrata Patel is an Indian-American writer who lives in Boston. Her writing examines diaspora, dual-cultural identity among Indian-Americans and explores this dynamic while also touching on both—the family’s we’re born with and those we choose. Namrata has lived in India, Spokane, London, and New York City. 

You can find out more about her books at her website nampatel.com


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski


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