Books

Miss Timmins' School for Girls is our next book club pick!

Our second book club pick, Miss Timmins' School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy, is set in 1970s India. There are sassy schoolgirls, illicit romance and even a murder-mystery.

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The next title on the Chatelaine book club’s reading list is Miss Timmins’ School for Girls by Nayana Currimbhoy. Currimbhoy has written several non-fiction books, but this tale of a boarding school in Panchgani, a tiny town in the Indian province of Maharashtra, is her first novel.

Read along with us! Next week, we’ll be chatting about the first part of the book (pages 1 to 168). To get you started, here’s our review of this fabulous novel.

Monsoon Murders: Party 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 by Nayana Currimbhoy, $15. — Laurie Grassi