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Friends –  For the first time in twenty years, I am not in the  USA for Thanksgiving. I have celebrated it every year since moving to the US in 1991. This year I am in India visiting my parents and inlaws. I am sending you all good wishes for Thanksgiving: May you always be blessed with great food!

I wanted to thank you all for being such an important part of my life and so this Thanksgiving I am  offering my new e-book,  The Devil in UsStories of love, life and redemption, for a mere 0.99 cents!


The special sale is from Nov 27th — 29th of Nov 2014

I hope you will read it and enjoy it. I request you to join my fun campaign to get the word out: buy one, gift one!

The Devil in Us is a collection of stories about how your life can change in a second. There is a story of an addicted poet trying hard to find solace, a magical woman who can capture a dying breath, a widower learning to grieve. The stories all beg one question: what would you do?


It is with great pleasure that I share some of the endorsements that this book has already received:

“Monica Bhide’s short story collection isn’t impressive because it’s a first-timer’s effort—it’s impressive, period. The stories, each filled with strong, feisty characters and exquisite details of people, places, and things, will keep you riveted. There are plenty of Indian Americans writing novels these days, but far too few writing short stories and even fewer writing stories of this caliber.” — Sree Sreenivasan, co-founder of the South Asian Journalists Association and Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“This book and its characters will haunt you long after you finish reading it.” — Kathleen Flinn, author of the New York Times bestseller The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

“Monica Bhide’s shimmering short stories travel from Maryland to Mumbai and back again, effortlessly introducing us to soldiers and shape-shifters, hijras and housewives. With insightful grace, she illuminates the ordinary miracles and tragedies of suburban American life, intertwined with an India equally intimate and spectacular. Full of rich, delicate details and searing character portraits, these remarkable stories remind us of the demons we carry inside us on all of our journeys.” Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War

“Monica Bhide’s excellent collection will transport you to unexpected places, moving you between America and India, hospitals, college campuses, ancient temples, a devastated train station. You will be entranced by the wide spectrum of characters she has created–a newlywed doctor learning to love his wife, a cancer survivor hoping for a second chance, a dying old man filled with hate, a transsexual who adopts a young orphan. Filled with surprises and heart, this book will pull you in and not let you go.”   Chitra Divakaruni, author of Oleander Girl and Mistress of Spices

“Monica Bhide’s wonderful, internationally-flavored collection is full of spice and life. The beguiling voice of a true storyteller will lure you out of your self into her intriguing, fictional world. Enjoy!”   Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Crescent and Bird of Paradise


Again, with all my heart, thank you for all the love and support!!

***** ORDER NOW – 0.99 cents ONLY  — The Devil in Us *****


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