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The Arctic Curry Club by Dani Redd
About The Book
Soon after upending her life to accompany her boyfriend Ryan to the Arctic, Maya realises it’s not all Northern Lights and husky sleigh rides. Instead, she’s facing sub-zero temperatures, 24-hour darkness, crippling anxiety – and a distant boyfriend as a result.
In her loneliest moment, Maya opens her late mother’s recipe book and cooks Indian food for the first time. Through this, her confidence unexpectedly grows – she makes friends, secures a job as a chef, and life in the Arctic no longer freezes her with fear.
But there’s a cost: the aromatic cuisine rekindles memories of her enigmatic mother and her childhood in Bangalore. Can Maya face the past and forge a future for herself in this new town? After all, there’s now high demand for a Curry Club in the Arctic, and just one person with the know-how to run it…
A tender and uplifting story about family, community, and finding where you truly belong – guaranteed to warm your heart despite the icy setting!
I love reading, I don’t think I’ll be surprising anyone saying that I am a book addict, I always have a book with me when I travel and 5 at my work table… So, when a book surprises me, it’s like finding a new friend, a book that I wanted to like but instead I loved and couldn’t stop thinking about it. This is what happened to me with the “The Arctic Curry Club”, I liked the plot, so I hoped it would make me travel to another country and have a good time. But in reality it did much more, it empowered me and make me believe in the light when everything is dark. Step by step; with the right persons on your side you can survive everything.
I’ll advise you that this is a book about mental health, depression and physical abuse; told in a very light way but with enough emotions to make you crumble in your sofa.
Don’t expect this to be a super romantic story, it’s a sweet story full of delicious food and some male characters, yes, but they don’t really have a strong paper in the story and I think I loved much more this book for this. This is a book to remember us, the reader, that we don’t need a partner to be happy or to get better in our worst moments; good friends, yes, of course, but that’s all.
Maybe you are wondering if the book is really about food, yes, believe me, you’ll get hungry whenever you start reading it, there are so many delicious recipes that I would love to read this book in an Indian restaurant while trying all the delicious food Maya creates! Just thinking about it makes me hungry!
This had been an amazing read; sweet, emotive and realistic, possibly one of my favorites this year.
Are you ready to discover “The Arctic Curry Club”?
About The Author
Dani Redd has an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Creative and Critical writing from the University of East Anglia. She studied representations of islands in postcolonial and feminist fiction. This involved research trips to some of Europe’s remoter islands, including Spitsbergen, in the Arctic Circle.