When the press release for Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’s latest book from Harper Collins came out, it was kind of a pleasant surprise for me. I’ve always admired the lady for the way she carries and conducts herself. So when the chance to do a cover reveal for her debut book came and landed in my lap, I grabbed at it with both hands. It’s not that I have an exclusive sneak-peek into the book or the cover but the experience of having this “revealed” to my followers (however many of them I may have) is absolutely exciting for me. 😀
Thank you, Writersmelon, for this amazing opportunity! Way too excited! 🙂
Name: Paradise Towers
Author: Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
Publisher: Harper Collins India
If you’d like to pre-order the book, please click here: Paradise Towers.
ABOUT ‘PARADISE TOWERS’:
Dinesh opens the door to the Kapoor flat to find Lata, the enchantress who works at Mrs Aly Khan’s, carrying a hot case with freshly made gaajar ka halwa. On the first floor, the inquisitive Mrs Mody wipes the dust off her precious binoculars to spy on the building’s security guard. The Singhs open the doors of their SUV, their four boys creating a ruckus – they are the newcomers, the outsiders. Through the peephole, the ever-watchful Mrs Ranganekar observes their arrival. Welcome to Paradise Towers, an apartment building in central Mumbai. Everyone here has a story to tell. Or maybe they have stories to hide.
Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’s quirky, intimate debut explores the intertwined lives in this building – a forbidden romance, an elopement, the undercurrents of tension in corridor interactions and an explosive Diwali celebration. Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’s is a dazzling voice that will draw you into the intoxicating, crazy world that is Paradise Towers.
Speaking about how she came to write Paradise Towers, Shweta Bachchan-Nanda said, ‘I grew up with my grandfather who was a poet and a writer. Writing and reading was always a very important part of our lives. I’ve been writing a diary ever since I was a little girl, and wrote stories that I never shared with anyone. Then, one day I just said, I am going to take this plunge. I started writing a column for a newspaper in Mumbai and it gave me a lot of confidence to go ahead and do this full time, and that’s where Paradise Towerscomes from.’
HERE’S THE COVER!
And finally, finally, finally, after such a long introduction and explanation of what the book is about and how I’m excited to read it, here’s the cover of Paradise Towers, revealed for my world to see. 😀
Doesn’t it look wonderful? ❤
PRAISE FOR ‘PARADISE TOWERS’:
Karan Johar: ‘Observant, moving, hilarious and exceptionally astute… Paradise Towers is no slice of life… It’s an entire loaf. Shweta “builds” her debut novel with the ease of a literary veteran. Go find your Paradise between these pages!’
Shreya Punj, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins India, who acquired the book: ‘I fell in love with the story when I first read it. Now,Paradise Towers is ready to meet its readers, and I cannot wait for people to fall in love with this quirky, intimate world Shweta has created. We’re proud to be publishing her debut – it’s fresh, insightful and a story that will resonate with everyone.’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shweta Bachchan-Nanda is a columnist for DNA and Vogue. A well-known personality, she is the daughter of actors Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan. Shweta is married to Nikhil Nanda and is the mother of two children. She has her own clothing label, MxS, which launched in 2018. She lives in New Delhi. This is her first novel.