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Love Marriage: A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller

Monica Ali

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Monica Ali, author of four novels including the Booker Prize-shortlisted Brick Lane, is back with her first novel in a decade - a story about who we are and how we love today, with all the complications and contradictions of life, desire, marriage and family.

The first new novel in a decade from the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of BRICK LANE

'I absolutely loved it. Exquisitely written with big heartedness, intelligence and passion' RUTH JONES, author of NEVER GREENER

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.

'Bold, compassionate, big-hearted, pitch-perfectly written, and utterly unputdownable' NEEL MUKHERJEE, Booker Prize shortlisted author of THE LIVES OF OTHERS

'Warm, affectionate and hilarious ... A joyous novelist at the peak of her formidable powers' DALJIT NAGRA, author of LOOK WE HAVE COMING TO DOVER!

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Praise for Love Marriage: A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick and Sunday Times Bestseller

  • Bold, compassionate, big-hearted, pitch-perfectly written, and utterly unputdownable - Neel Mukherjee, Booker Prize shortlisted author of THE LIVES OF OTHERS

  • I absolutely loved it. Exquisitely written with big heartedness, intelligence and passion - Ruth Jones, author of NEVER GREENER (2021)

  • LOVE MARRIAGE has a warm intelligence and a sharp observational power, making the characters and the world of the story feel very alive - Diana Evans

  • I absolutely loved LOVE MARRIAGE. It's big-hearted and tender and it's a novel that cares about its characters so deeply that you will too - Hannah Beckerman

  • I loved Love Marriage, and looked forward to reading it every night. Funny, compassionate, sexy, romantic, beautifully plotted and richly peopled - Amanda Craig

  • Warm, affectionate and hilarious ... A joyous novelist at the peak of her formidable powers

  • - Daljit Nagra, author of LOOK WE HAVE COMING TO DOVER!

  • I tore through Love Marriage. An engrossing read... Even in the characters' darkest and most desperate moments there is warmth - they're not perfect but you root for them all the same - Justin Myers

  • This is such a gloriously vibrant and tender novel packed with wit, intelligence and wisdom. It has everything - clashing cultures, family rifts, suppressed addictions, desire, passion. Her two junior doctor protagonists are superbly drawn - flawed, courageous, flailing, human. Just brilliant - Rachel Clarke

  • I absolutely loved it. Exquisitely written with big heartedness, intelligence and passion - Ruth Jones, author of NEVER GREENER

  • No one captures the modern family like Monica Ali - Love Marriage is a masterful cacophony of characters, all drawn with deep empathy and sharp insight. The novel is full of surprises and unexpected twists, with an ending that will take your breath away - Tahmima Anam

  • Warm, affectionate and hilarious ... A joyous novelist at the peak of her formidable powers - Daljit Nagra, author of LOOK WE HAVE COMING TO DOVER!

  • Funny, warm, powerful - Diana Evans

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