The Door Is Open

Stories of Celebration and Community by 11 Desi Voices


Edited by Hena Khan

By Veera Hiranandani

By Supriya Kelkar

By Maulik Pancholy

By Simran Jeet Singh

By Aisha Saeed

By Reem Faruqi

By Rajani LaRocca

By Naheed Hasnat

By Sayantani DasGupta

By Mitali Perkins

Read by Anjali Kunapaneni

Read by Vikas Adam

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  3. Hardcover $17.99 $23.99 CAD

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Discover stories of fear, triumph, and spectacular celebration in this warm-hearted novel of interconnected stories that celebrates the diversity of South Asian American experiences in a local community center.

Discover stories of fear, triumph, and spectacular celebration in the fictional town of Maple Grove, New Jersey, where the local kids gather at the community center to discover new crushes, fight against ignorance, and even save a life. Cheer for Chaya as she wins chess tournaments (unlike Andrew, she knows stupid sugary soda won't make you better at chess), and follow as Jeevan learns how to cook traditional food (it turns out he can cook sabji– he just can't eat it).

These stories, edited by bestselling and award-winning Pakistani-American author Hena Khan, are filled with humor, warmth, and possibility. They showcase a diverse array of talented authors with heritage from the Indian subcontinent, including beloved favorites and rising stars, who each highlight the beauty and necessity of a community center that everyone calls home.


On Sale
Apr 23, 2024
Hachette Audio