Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: Tell Us Your Favorite Books About Indian Americans

María Cristina García lives in New York with her favorite spouse, her favorite toddler, her favorite cat, and her second-favorite cat. When not ranking members of her household, she's catching up on Supergirl, strumming her mandolin, or trying to beat the clock on her library loans. Twitter: @MeowyCristina Blog:

This Riot Recommendation for favorite books about Indian Americans is sponsored by Flatiron Books and If You See Me Don’t Say Hi by Neel Patel.

Cover of IF YOU SEE ME DON'T SAY HI by Neel PatelA Vanity Fair Ultimate Fiction Pick for summer and a bookseller favorite, If You See Me Don’t Say Hi is a modern story collection that Behold the Dreamers author Imbolo Mbue calls “a joy to read, reminiscent of Jhumpa Lahiri and David Ebershoff.”


Everyone here at the Riot has been head-over-heels for Dimple meeting Rishi, no take-backs. But the Indian American experience is a varied one that is so much bigger than a single book or author, and we want to read widely. To that end, please visit our comment section with your favorite books about Indian Americans. We’ll return with a roundup of your picks so your fellow readers can add them to their TBR piles!