The eleven stories in this book feature people of Indian origin. Each story explores a challenge or dilemma that is both particular and universal. A wife who is unexpectedly pregnant. A woman who finally understands the nuances of her aunt's conservative views. Loss of a cherished friendship. Reclaiming long-forgotten dreams. Keeping up appearances at all costs. Each story draws an unforgettable portrait of the person living next door. With insight and luminous prose, Ranjani Rao has created characters that are genuine and relatable. Readers looking for authentic narratives will not want to miss this book.