Once thought to be destined for spinsterhood, Aunt Meterling seems to have found love at last with a short, elegant Englishman who wears white suits. But while all the tongues on the small island of Pi start to wag as soon as their engagement is announced, even the most stalwart of the gossips is shocked when the wedding ends in tragedy and Meterling is left widowed and pregnant.
The family, from its children to its grandmother, does its best to keep a watchful eye over the grieving expectant mother. Still, when the groom's cousin arrives from England and a new romance blossoms, no one knows how to react, least of all Meterling herself, who is suddenly torn between respecting tradition and taking the first few steps toward a new life.
About the Author
Ganesan was a finalist for Granta's Best Young American Novelist Award.
“[A] sweet, sun-drenched, lovely book.” –The Boston Globe
“The considerable appeal of As Sweet as Honey is that East and West, romance and novel, coexist so enticingly.” –The Washington Times
“The imaginary Indian coastal island of Pi . . . works beautifully as the setting for this East Asian homage to To the Lighthouse. . . . Irresistible.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“Beautifully crafted.” –People
“Whether she is describing verdant, lush Pi or bustling, crowded London, Ganesan brings two worlds . . . to vibrant life.” –Booklist