By Sonali Dev—Mindy’s Book Studio, 2022
This is a tale of three generations of unfulfilled women trying to discover their best selves and earn the respect they deserve. Bindu Desai has come into a million-dollar inheritance, one that threatens to expose a secret past. Nevertheless, the 65-year-old splurges on a fabulous condo and begins stirring up all sorts of mischief with several bachelors and the homeowners association. Bindu is close with her daughter-in-law, Aly, an underappreciated news anchor, who, at age 47, is competing for jobs with younger colleagues. Aly’s daughter, Cullie, is desperately trying to stay in the IT game when she pitches a half-baked idea of a dating app. When she pulls Bindu and Aly into her research, the results are pure comedy. Told by alternating narrators, this novel is life-affirming and fun. You’ll root for each woman to find what she so desires.