The Marriage Bureau for Rich People

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.05 hours)
Product Number: Z2171
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449869663
Narrator/s: Tania Rodrigues
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Farahad Zama's debut novel transports listeners to faraway India for a story brimming with endearing characters, homespun wisdom, and blossoming love. After Mr. Ali retires, he launches a matchmaking service that helps an array of clients arrange marriages. But he's unaware of his able assistant's dire need for his marriage bureau.

Author(s): Farahad Zama
Imprint: Clipper Audio


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The Marriage Bureau for Rich People
Product Number: BX00007709
Product Number:C6083
Product Number:Z2171

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Author(s): Farahad Zama
Narrator(s): Tania Rodrigues
Product Number C6083
Released: Jul 28, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440737992
Author(s): Farahad Zama
Product Number EB00400501
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9781101060155

Professional reviews

"In a modern city in India, Mr. Ali hangs a sign, places a classified ad, and launches a marriage bureau. Though not an expert in India's ancient custom of matchmaking, Mr. Ali finds quick success because of his tenacity and charming patience. Narrator Tania Rodrigues's gentle tone does little to enhance the novel's uneventful opening but serves well when the clever Mrs. Ali recruits a new assistant for Mr. Ali--Aruna. From a poor Hindu family, Aruna must forgo her advanced education to earn an income and is unlikely to marry because her family cannot afford a dowry. Rodrigues infuses Aruna's delicate optimism with intelligence and warmth, and adds graceful Indian pronunciations. With Rodrigues's subtle characterizations, this simple story becomes a soothing escape into a fascinating culture. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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