37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596
37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596

America for Beginners

by Leah Franqui

This is a thoroughly delightful audio book! Recently widowed Pival Sengupta of Kolkata, India, books a trip with the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company to visit the USA and find her beloved son Rahi, who is studying in California. When Rahi told his parents he was gay, his father disowned him and prohibited Pival from contacting him. The tour company pretends to be Indian-owned, but is really owned and operated by Bangladeshis. In addition, the widow wants a female companion, and the tour operator finds a young aspiring actress who is Jewish to accompany her. There are many cultural differences and outright funny moments as these three travelers make their way across the US. Along the way they all learn more about themselves and America than they expected.

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