An Evening with Author Alka Joshi

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Thursday, Jul 29, 2021
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Virt India

We are excited to celebrate Summer Reading Club this year by hosting Alka Joshi, author of the bestselling book The Henna Artist.

Kayleigh Platz will be talking to Alka about her latest book, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur. Q&A to follow, so please come prepared with some questions.

If you are interested in purchasing The Secret Kepper of Jaipur, please check out Words Worth Books website for ordering information.

Note: This program is virtual and is delivered through Zoom and on Facebook Live.

Alka Joshi New York Times bestselling author of The Henna Artist, is a graduate of Stanford University and received her M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. She has worked as an advertising copywriter, a marketing consultant, and an illustrator. Alka was born in India, in the state of Rajasthan. Her family came to the United States when she was nine, and she now lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with her husband and two misbehaving pups. The Secret Keeper of Jaipur is her second novel. Visit her website and blog at

About The Secret Keeper of Jaipur: At the age of 20, Malik is a well-spoken young man with the benefit of a boarding school education, courtesy of Samir Singh. He has become involved with a young tribal woman in Shimla. Wanting Malik to have a solid career, Lakshmi arranges an apprenticeship at the Jaipur Palace for him, which does not make his beloved very happy.

Malik soon finds that not much has changed in the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s royalty, but only if certain secrets remain buried.

When the Royal Cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, Malik sets out to uncover why it happened. In the end, he has to enlist Lakshmi’s help to untangle the web of lies that Jaipur’s elite would prefer to hide.


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