Srianthi Perera, a journalist and former reporter at The Arizona Republic, has authored a whimsical and endearing literary novel based on her native Sri Lanka.
“A Maiden’s Prayer: A Family Story Set in 1970s Sri Lanka” is narrated with wit and warmth by teenager Tamara de Silva, who presents the predicament of her bachelor uncle who is reluctant to marry in the face of family pressure. The cultural novel, a winner of two runner-up awards, is suitable for readers 15 years and up.