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Dava Shastri's last day: a novel

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<div><p><b>A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK<br><br>MOST ANTICIPATED IN FALL 2021 by <i>TIME, The Washington Post, Bustle,</i></b><b><i> </i></b><b>Goodreads</b><b><i>, </i></b><b>and </b><b>Debutiful • An Indie Next Pick • A<i> </i>Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book for Fall/Winter 2021 • Longlisted for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize</b><br><br><b>In this thought-provoking and entertaining debut novel about of a multicultural family, a dying billionaire matriarch leaks news of her death early so she can examine her legacy<b>—</b>a decision that horrifies her children and inadvertently exposes secrets she has spent a lifetime keeping: "Full of music, magnetism, and familial obligation" (Emma Straub, author of <i>All Adults Here</i>).</b></p></div><div>Dava Shastri, one of the world's wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, and Dava decides to take her death—like all matters of her life—into her own hands.<br><br>Summoning her four adult children to her private island, she discloses shocking news: in addition to having a terminal illness, she has arranged for the news of her death to break early, so she can read her obituaries.<br><br>As someone who dedicated her life to the arts and the empowerment of women, Dava expects to read articles lauding her philanthropic work. Instead, her "death" reveals two devastating secrets, truths she thought she had buried forever.<br><br>And now the whole world knows, including her children.<br><br>In the time she has left, Dava must come to terms with the decisions that have led to this moment—and make peace with those closest to her before it's too late.</div><div> </div><div>Compassionately written and chock-full of humor and heart, this powerful novel examines public versus private legacy, the complexities of love, and the never-ending joys—and frustrations—of family.</div>
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Philanthropists -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
Women philanthropists -- Fiction
title_displayDava Shastri's last day : a novel
title_fullDava Shastri's Last Day
Dava Shastri's last day : a novel / Kirthana Ramisetti
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Literature
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