Speaking to Sushila is the story of Sushila, a young, middle-class woman, who fights for freedom and respect from her family. In Gambit, a drug deal gone sour brings death and violence to idyllic Goa. Her niece’s predicament urges an older woman to hit back and right a wrong. Conversation probes the background of two women very unlike each other. Kaavi, My Sister tells the tale of a young married woman’s unusual friendship with an adivasi village girl. Under different skins, both of them have common urges. Lydia, Merchant of Purple is about an accomplished woman with a successful business in a patriarchal society. It’s a fascinating tale from first-century Greece. Open this book and start anywhere. You have fifteen choices. Perhaps one of these is a story waiting for you to encourage you to tell your own story.