The Riviera Beach Library is currently closed.

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
HarperAudio 2017
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women's lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls.

Every woman has a secret life . . .

Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.

Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected—and exciting—kind.

As more women are drawn to the class, Nikki warns her students to keep their work secret from the Brotherhood, a group of highly conservative young men who have appointed themselves the community's "moral police." But when the widows' gossip offers shocking insights into the death of a young wife—a modern woman like Nikki—and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.

Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
OverDrive Listen
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
06/13/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062680563
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Balli Kaur Jaswal. (2017). Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel. Unabridged HarperAudio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Balli Kaur Jaswal. 2017. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel. HarperAudio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Balli Kaur Jaswal, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel. HarperAudio, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Balli Kaur Jaswal. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel. Unabridged HarperAudio, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection31
Anne Arundel County Public Library42

There are 3 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
c701d651-f9a2-5328-b01a-ab18d22575cf
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Feb 28, 2020 13:45:23
Date Updated:
Oct 31, 2022 21:23:38
Last Metadata Check:
Mar 01, 2024 14:42:53
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 08, 2024 20:51:24
Last Availability Check:
Mar 01, 2024 14:42:54
Last Availability Change:
Feb 29, 2024 12:50:05
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Mar 01, 2024 14:42:41

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/8CD/D18/8C/{8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/8CD/D18/8C/{8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062680563
            • type: KoboAudioID
            • value: harpercollins_audio#9780062680563
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062680563
            • type: KoboAudioID
            • value: harpercollins_audio#9780062680563
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Balli Kaur Jaswal
title
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
dateAdded
2020-02-28T17:34:00Z
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=3015225
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831
sortTitle
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows A Novel
crossRefId
3015225
subtitle
A Novel
id
8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0
starRating
4.1

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • duration: 10:41:46
      • fileName: EroticStoriesforPunj_9780062680563_3015225
      • partCount: 11
      • fileSize: 304732068
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062680563
            • type: 8
            • value: harpercollins_audio#9780062680563
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 6/13/2017
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/0293-1/3015225-EroticStoriesForPunjabiWidows.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=8cdd188c-7112-45d2-ae34-55eaf55943d0&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • duration: 10:34:46
      • fileName: EroticStoriesforPunjabiWidows-5470
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 304693703
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062680563
            • type: 8
            • value: harpercollins_audio#9780062680563
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 6/13/2017
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/0293-1/3015225-EroticStoriesForPunjabiWidows.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=8cdd188c-7112-45d2-ae34-55eaf55943d0&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Kaur Jaswal, Balli
      • bioText:

        The daughter of a diplomat, Balli Kaur Jaswal was born in Singapore and grew up in Japan, Russia, and the Philippines. She received a BA in Creative Writing from Hollins University in Virginia and a PhD from Singapore's Nanyang Technical University. Her essays and op-eds about diaspora, censorship, racism, and sexuality have appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, The South China Morning Post, Harper's Bazaar, and Salon.com. She lives with her family in Singapore, where she is a professor at Yale-NUS.

      • name: Balli Kaur Jaswal
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Syal, Meera
      • name: Meera Syal
imprint
HarperAudio
publishDate
2017-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
fullDescription

A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women's lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls.

Every woman has a secret life . . .

Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.

Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected—and exciting—kind.

As more women are drawn to the class, Nikki warns her students to keep their work secret from the Brotherhood, a group of highly conservative young men who have appointed themselves the community's "moral police." But when the widows' gossip offers shocking insights into the death of a young wife—a modern woman like Nikki—and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.

popularity
6006
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaQAAAA29/products/8cdd188c-7112-45d2-ae34-55eaf55943d0/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
8cdd188c-7112-45d2-ae34-55eaf55943d0
starRating
4
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/8CD/D18/8C/{8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/8CD/D18/8C/{8CDD188C-7112-45D2-AE34-55EAF55943D0}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Erotic Literature
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDateText
06/13/2017
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780062645111
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription

A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women's lives at all ages—a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls.

Every woman has a secret life . . .

Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.

Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it...

sortTitle
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows A Novel
crossRefId
3015225
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
HarperAudio
bisacCodes
      • code: FIC000000
      • description: Fiction / General
      • code: FIC005000
      • description: FICTION / Erotica / General
      • code: FIC054000
      • description: FICTION / Asian American & Pacific Islander