I’m thrilled to share details of my latest My Weekly review which is of Dani Redd’s The Arctic Curry Club. Although I have a mini-review below, my full review of The Arctic Curry Club is on the My Weekly website here. I also spoke about The Arctic Curry Club online here recently too.
Published by Harper Collins’ imprint Avon, The Arctic Curry Club is available for pre-order through the links here.
The Arctic Curry Club
‘For my whole life I had been looking for home. But why would that be in a place that I’d left? Perhaps I had to keep moving forward in order to find it…’
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!
My Review of The Arctic Curry Club
My full review of The Arctic Curry Club can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, here I can say that The Arctic Curry Club took me by surprise. I was expecting a fairly standard, light, but enjoyable read and found far more interest and depth than I had anticipated. Dani Redd blends entertainment and weightier themes with real skill so that The Arctic Curry Club is a pleasure to read. Don’t miss this one!
About Dani Redd
Dani Redd is the debut author of The Arctic Curry Club, which was longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize. She has an MA and PhD in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. This involved research trips to some of Europe’s remoter islands, including Spitsbergen, in the Arctic Circle. After this, she spent two years living in India. She now lives in Norwich with her husband, and is working as a food editor while writing that tricky second novel.