Saturday, March 28, 2009

Underwear and Mules and Tattoos, Oh My!

Welcome back to blog tour! It's been a while, but we are back with the lovely, fabulous Neesha Meminger and her novel Shine Coconut Moon, winner of the Coolest Title Ever Award! Seriously, it makes me want to go out and eat coconut shrimp! I am really excited to read this book. Here is a bit about it!

Samar–a.k.a. Sam–is an Indian-American teenager whose mom has kept her away from her old-fashioned family. It's never bothered Sam, who is busy with school, friends, and a demanding boyfriend. But things change after 9/11. A guy in a turban shows up at Sam's house–and turns out to be her uncle. He wants to reconcile the family and teach Sam about her Sikh heritage. Sam is eager, but when boys attack her uncle, chanting "Go back home, Osama!," Sam realizes she could be in danger–and also discovers how dangerous ignorance is.

One of the things I love about Neesha is that learning more about her, makes me want to read her book even more. Neesha was born in the village of Punjab, India in the sixties. I love this picture of her with her mom. She came to Canada in the seventies and went to college, grad, school, and eventually taught college in New York City. She is now a mother of two and is working on being the novelist of two books.;) I highly recommend reading her Bio on her website; it is fascinating! . . . Plus it has lots of pictures that she probably wouldn't appreciate me posting here. *laugh*


And, of course, what Blog Tour would be complete without the Feasty Five!!!

AP: What kind of soda does (would) your MC drink?

NM: Probably Ginger Ale.

AP: Man, I love Ginger Ale. What is your MC's favorite kind of flower? How about yours?

NM: Lilacs. Mine are roses. I'm boring like that. :)

AP: No, no! Not boring--Classic! Does your MC believe in magic? Do you?

NM: YES. YES.

AP: Good answer! From both of you! Superman or Batman?

NM: Batman. But really Wonder Woman.

AP: *blinkblink* Well, okay then.;) Give us one line from your book. You don't even have to give it context.:)

NM: "If I could have a body like Gisele, I'd never wear underwear," she says. "I'd just parade around town buck nekkit."!

AP: *snort* Wouldn't we all.

You can visit Neesha and Neeshameminger.com to find out more about Shine Coconut Moon!!

Ciao!

2 comments:

Aqui Wolfe said...

Haha! Sounds like so much fun!!

Kiskadee said...

Sounds like my kind of book, and I love the title too, just like I love everything to do with coconuts. Is it goung to be availavle in the UK?
Just wondered: is it really Punjab, a village? Or Punjab, the Indian state where all the Sikhs come from?