Part mystery, part love story, Nayana Currimbhoy’s debut novel is evocative and entertaining. Inexperienced Charu Apte travels to a monsoon-soaked, mountain-girded provincial town to teach Macbeth to giddy and sassy Indian schoolgirls. But the drama spills out into the real world when illicit love affairs and murder take centre stage, and soon everyone’s sneaking around playing detective.
Miss Timmins’ School for Girls, Nayana Currimbhoy, $15.
Editor’s note: Miss Timmins’ School for Girls was our August 2011 Book Club pick. Click here for the Book Club discussion and author Q&A.