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Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes: A Novel

Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes: A Novel - Betsy Woodman Jana Bibi impulsively heads off to a new life in India with her parrot, Mr. Ganguly, and her housekeeper, Mary, to take up residence in an old home left her in her grandfather’s will.Of course, as you might hope, India is a charming place, and Jana and her companions quickly make new friends in the village she now calls home. But there are also troubles in this new home, with talk of flooding the village to make a government dam, and a tyrannical head of police who rules the village with an iron hand.Jana is persuaded to open up a fortune-telling parlor to combat the decision to flood the town, and soon discovers her parrot has unexpected talents at fortune-telling as well.A delightful little story with all the fun and exoticism of No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.