Bombay Blues

Bombay Blues

by Tanuja Desai Hidier


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Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Dimple Lala thought that growing up would give her all the answers, but instead she has more questions than ever. Her boyfriend is distant, her classmates are predictable, and a blue mood has settled around the edges of everything she does.

It's time for a change, and a change is just what Dimple is going to get - of scenery, of cultures, of mind. She thinks she's heading to Bombay for a family wedding - but really she is plunging into the unexpected, the unmapped, and the uncontrollable. The land of her parents and ancestors has a lot to reveal to her - for every choice we make can crescendo into a journey, every ending can turn into a beginning, and each person we meet can show us something new about ourselves.

Tanuja Desai Hidier's BORN CONFUSED gave voice to a new multicultural generation. Now, Bombay Blues explores everything this generation faces today, with a heady mix of uncertainty and determination, despair and inspiration, haunting loss and revelatory love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545384780
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 464,834
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.80(d)
Lexile: HL790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tanuja Desai Hidier is the critically acclaimed author of the groundbreaking novels Bombay Blues and Born Confused, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and hailed by Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone as one of the best YA novels of all time.

Born and raised in the USA, Tanuja is a writer/singer-songwriter now based in London. For more about Born Confused and Bombay Blues, as well as her “booktrack” albums of original songs to accompany them, please visit

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Bombay Blues 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really stupid. What was the author thinking while wrting this... I would not give this a star if i dont have to
ReviewsComingatYA More than 1 year ago
Hidier's 2002 Born Confused brought the memorable and feisty character of Dimple Lala, and she returns in full form in Bombay Blues.  Bringing along Karsh and her love of photography, Dimple heads to India for her cousin's wedding. Upon arrival, Karsh's endeavors into the electronic world push Dimple away, and she finds solace in a fellow photographer. When reading Hidier's lyrical prose, I found myself drifting away to times when I was reading Life of Pi in college as Hidier shares Yann Martel's gift for lively descriptions of exotic settings. One to watch, Tanuja Desai Hidier is here to stay.