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The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger.. The complexity of the life of the mail order bride is as old a tale as the mail is old itself. Here updated for the internet and its truly global reach, you'll find one of the best of the genre. The adventure of cross-cultural marriage is beautifully played out.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A genuinely moving story about a woman trying to negotiate two cultures, balancing her parents’ expectations with her own aspirations, her ambition and cynical practicality with deeper, more romantic yearnings."

The New York Times

"Freudenberger's rich, wise, bighearted novel concerns a young woman who leaves her family in Bangladesh to live in America as the wife of a man she met on the Internet."

Entertainment Weekly

Author bio: Nell Freudenberger is the author of the novel The Dissident and the story collection Lucky Girls, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; both books were New York Times Book Review Notables. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship from the New York Public Library, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” She lives in Brooklyn with her family. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (337 pp. Clashcultural: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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