In a most charming debut set in contemporary India, we are introduced to Mr. Ali, a recent retiree. After a lifetime of working hard, he thought his days would be free and easy. Too free and easy, as it turns out, because his constant presence and second-guessing of household matters is driving his wife crazy. In order to preserve harmony at his home, he begins a new enterprise: he opens a matchmaking service! The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama is the story of his venture and those he serves. Clients ask to consider caste, religion, extended family, and even height as they plan for the perfect mate. Fans of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency will easily fall in love with this sweet, engaging tale of modern romance and hopeful endings.