Acquired via BookCrossing 11 Nov 2008 – at a BC meetup from Ali

I did enjoy this multi-generational tale in the end, although it felt a little bit samey at the beginning (probably because I’ve basically read too many Asian novels).  The claustrophobia but mutual support of living in a joint family was expressed well, where if you start up your own business, you get help with start-up costs and day-to-day running but have to watch out for family members taking over.  Nisha starts off as a misfit, farmed out to her auntie’s family when she becomes distressed living in the main house; as she tries to fit in, excema takes over; will she adjust and feel comfortable inside and out? And what will become of the more peripheral members of the family as the household expands and modernises?