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[28 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 2,675 views]
Arkansas Author: Padma Viswanathan

Name: Padma Viswanathan
Location: Fayetteville
Occupation: Writer and visiting professor in Fiction at the University of Arkansas
Title of Book: The Toss of a Lemon
Publisher: Harcourt
Target audience: Readers of literary and historical fiction. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how broad a cross-section of people have been attracted to it.
Tell us about your book, what’s it about?
Well, this is what it says on the book flap:
“Inspired by her family history, Canadian novelist and playwright Padma Viswanathan brings us deep inside the private lives of a Brahmin family as the subcontinent moves through sixty …