From India to Indiana

American author Leena Ceraveeni grew up in the heartland state of Indiana - the memories of which are sprinkled throughout her debut novel, The Hometown.
The novel has been well received, winning the Editor’s Choice by Independent Publisher Magazine, the voice of the independent publishing industry.
“The Hometown,” documents the racial experiences of an Indian girl born and raised in the Hoosier state.
Each chapter of “The Hometown” focuses on a different racial experience when 23-year-old Mala Thomas packs up her Acura Vigor and makes an impulsive move to Houston.
In Houston, she doesn’t get questioned about being Indian. The South is very different from the Midwest and Mala can’t take the word “y’all” seriously.
On her career path, she lands a job in the energy industry and falls for work-obsessed Cyril, a Creole who works in her office building.
The death of the sister she can’t remember, her love for ’80s rock, and her past racial experiences follow her everywhere she goes.
You can read the first chapter for free on Amazon or see a book preview in Google Books.

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