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In The First Of A Charming Series, We Meet Jana Bibi, Who Has Inherited Her Grandfather S House In An Idyllic Hill Station In India Casting Aside The Conventions Of Her Upper Crust Upbringing, Jana Bibi Moves With Her Chatty Parrot, Mr Ganguly, And Her Loyal Housekeeper, Mary, To A Town Where The Local Merchants Are Philosophers, The Chief Of Police Is A Tyrant, And A Bagpipe Playing Gurkha Keeps Wild Monkeys At Bay Settling In, Jana Meets The Town S Colorful Local Characters Who Gather At The Why Not Tea Shop Her Neighbour, The Contemplative Darzi, Who Struggles With His Business And Family Former College Friends, Now Respectively Shopkeeper, Whose Shop Is Bursting At The Seams With Objects Of Unknown Provenance, And Newspaper Editor, Who Burns The Midnight Oil At His Printing Press A Tyrannical Head Of Police Who Rules The Village With An Iron Hand And The The Young Man With A Golden Voice, Who Wants To Be A Singer In The Movies When Word Gets Out That The Small Town Is In Danger Of Being Flooded By A New Government Dam, Forcing Everyone To Move And Start Over, Jana Is Enlisted To Save The Community Will Hamara Nagar Survive With Some Luck And Mr Ganguly The Fortune Telling Parrot, Fate May Be On Their Side Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes


About the Author: Betsy Woodman

Betsy Woodman spent ten formative years in India and studied in France and Zambia A graduate of Smith College, she earned a Master s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University She has edited history books and been a frequent book reviewer, and was a writer editor for Experiencing War, the award winning radio documentary series for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project Her interest in languages, music, and cross cultural connections are in evidence in the Jana Bibi series She now lives in her native New Hampshire.



10 thoughts on “Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes

  1. says:

    Rating 3 of five The Book Description Meet Jana Bibi, a Scottish woman helping to save the small town in India she has grown to call home and the oddball characters she considers family.Janet Laird s life changed the day she inherited her grandfather s house in a faraway Indian hill station Ignoring her son s arguments to


  2. says:

    I do not remember how this book got my to read list and when I spotted it in the library I did not have great expectations out of it It surprised me The book is like watching a soap based in India drama, humor and great characters Set in the post independent India, this book took me to part of India I am not familiar with the


  3. says:

    I don t know how to describe this book I liked it, but it was one that had to grow on me as I read I was not instantly smitten The characters were colorful, but the things happening to them never seemed to truly challenge them, and difficulties were solved easily, almost unbelievably so, actually The characters felt plausible, a


  4. says:

    After some good but heavy reads lately, this novel was so refreshing Filled with colour, music, humour and philosophy, it reminded me a bit of Deborah Moggach s Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which was a novel before it was a movie.I would so love to go to Hamara Nagar, the Indian hill station and hang out with Jana Bibi, Mr Ganguly, M


  5. says:

    Positively enchanting Of course, Mr Ganguly the parrot steals the book I am counting on him stealing the second book as well.


  6. says:

    Writing a book review becomes enjoyable when reading the book has given one some pleasure and I have to say, writing this review is one of the easiest things I ve done Jana Bibi s Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman is the story of Jana Laird, a woman with a mission to save Hamara Nagar, a town where she has recently moved, to a house wh


  7. says:

    This is essentially what I would call a fun book, along the lines of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Set in Northern India in the 50 s, it follows the protagonist, nicknamed Jana Bibi, as she moves to an old house she has inherited in a small town and, through her involvement in a campaign to save the town from a govt dam, becomes entwined


  8. says:

    Jana Bibi s Excellent Fortunes is an agreeable, charming read But I was taken aback when reaching book s end to learn it is the first in a series One book yes, but I expect all the best bits now have been used The author is aiming, I expect, for Alexander McCall Smith s statospherically successful Precious Romatswe series but sans the mystery


  9. says:

    After discovering Emeralds Included , the 3rd book in this series and enjoying it tremendously, just went back to the first bookgood fun Definitely interesting to learnabout living in India as well the geography, the culture, the daily life, and interactions between people of different faiths Leaves you feeling positive A great antidote to the lo


  10. says:

    3.5 stars.I actually ended up liking this bookthan I had made up my mind to halfway through it I had picked it up randomly at some or the other Book Fair and never got around to reading it except for during this winter break, when I seem to have adequate leisure reading time At the end of it, I find myself glad to have picked up this light hearted,


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