Neesha Meminger
finding truth and sharing it, one story at a time
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In Canada:
Amazon.ca
Chapters/Indigo

In the UK:
Amazon.co.uk
Fantastic Fiction
Book Depository

E-Books:
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Click below to hear an interview on CBC Radio's "Here and Now" program, Canada (April/09):





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What people are saying about Shine, Coconut Moon . . .

KIRKUS:

This straightforward and ultimately reassuring novel reads like an older Sikh version of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and will fill a niche in any school or library.

PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY:
Debut novelist Meminger raises complex questions of identity, but avoids moralizing or spelling out answers for readers, who will likely be hooked as Samar takes a second look at her relationships, boyfriend, friends and family, while seeking a better understanding of herself.


SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
Meminger's debut book is a beautiful and sensitive portrait of a young woman's journey from self-absorbed naivete to selfless, unified awareness.

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What people are saying about Jazz in Love . . .

KIRKUS:
What made Jazz in Love most enjoyable . . . was the narration, which reminded me a bit of Meg Cabot both in its humor and how Jazz remained endearing even when you know she’s making a mistake.

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
With a few simple sentences, Meminger reveals the complexity of religious observance, how personal it is, with shades of gray. A lesser book would have turned this into a didactic message...

READERGIRLZ:
Meminger offers a fascinating window into Punjabi-American lives that also weaves in cultural information seamlessly...Readers who share the cultural background of the characters will recognize the generational divide between traditional parents and children who have adopted the ways of the new country, as well as the diverse experiences of an Indian diaspora that includes England and the Caribbean.


What people are saying about Into The Wise Dark . . .

CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK NEWS:
Neesha Meminger’s third novel, Into the Wise Dark, is rich in languid tones and emotional fragility, particularly when she’s describing Pammi’s connection to Zanum and her boyfriend  Dhan. Indeed, it is one of the best sex scenes I’ve read in a long time, describing the passion, fear, and all-encompassing joy of first love, without the clichés... [T]he novel’s lyrical rhythms give the reader a sense of history, ancient Goddess spirituality and the emotional turmoil of Pammi’s experience. Inspired by South Asian mysticism and history...this rich tapestry of experience [shows] the multicultural reality of our modern world.

THE ANGRY BLACK WOMAN BLOG:
Meminger’s characters emerge as distinct, off-beat, charming individuals, whose quirks move the story further and really show the kind of world-building superhero YA is capable of.

BIBLIOPHILIA:
Where Meminger succeeds is...in her characters, who shatter every norm in the book and then some, and are kickass and lovable besides... Meminger knows what makes teen girls tick, and she makes us believe it every step of the way.