"A beautifully written coming-of-age story placed in an Indian landscape."
"India comes alive, even for the uninitiated. The daily life, smells, culture of food, and personal relationships flourish while the reader follows a coming of age story ... The richness of this story is in the details of Indian life, the nuances of the culture, the reality of how much easier life is in America. [*The Leaving of Things*] tells a well-worn story of growing up, rendered beautifully, in a seductive setting.” --Publishers Weekly (ABNA Quarterfinal Review of Manuscript)
(Five star review) "A delightful ride! One of the best novels I have read recently." -- Maria Beltran, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest
Consistently mesmerizing! It overflows with a joie de vivre that holds the attention of the reader to the last page. THE LEAVING OF THINGS is a major success for a debut novel." --Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer
(Five star review) "Dazzling ... Antani's prose will sweep readers off in a whirlwind of imagination. With solid prose, beautiful scenery and brilliant characters, Antani's first novel will give readers a heavy book-hangover at its conclusion." -- Nathanial Garrod, Portland Book Review