Bhira Backhaus

Bhira Backhaus
© Southwest Portraits

BHIRA BACKHAUS lives in Phoenix, but was born and raised in California’s Central Valley where her parents emigrated from India. She received her MFA from Arizona State University and won the Martindale prize for fiction. Her work has appeared in Best New American Voices 2005.

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Under the Lemon Trees

Bhira Backhaus
Thomas Dunne Books

A beautifully written debut novel of a young Indian woman struggling between embracing her heritage and fitting in as an American In Oak Grove, California,...

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