Book Launch: Rashi Shrivastava debuts with ‘Sojourn, A Woman in Exile’

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Rashi Shrivastava’s Debut novel, ‘Sojourn, A Woman in Exile’ was launched at Oxford Bookstore on Saturday, 2nd September 2017. The Shrivastava family was accompanied by friends and colleagues in the grand event.

Rashi was touched by everyone’s generosity and love at the launch. Everyone present bought copies and encouraged her. The book trailer played in the beginning of the launch captivated the audience by showing them a visual teaser of what the novel consists of and soon after Rashi read a few excerpts from her novel trying her best to not give away the entire plot.


The Q&A round was one of the most intriguing parts of the night as everybody present was extremely keen to know about Rashi’s journey as a debut author. She spoke about the struggles she faced after she finished writing her book to get it published and also gave a detailed description of her writing process.

Her English Professor, Dr Anubha Sen Mukherjee spoke highly of her and mentioned how she always loved writing even when she was pursuing her Bachelor’s in English Literature from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, DU.  After the book signing, everybody dispersed for tea and snacks. Oxford Bookstore offered some yummy delights and refreshing drinks. Rashi posed for pictures with friends and family on the special day so that she could remember the beautiful evening forever. She thanked for publishing her novel, Oxford Bookstore, CP for being such good hosts and Madpro Media, her PR Agency for helping her get through with the entire process.

Her debut novel, Sojourn: A Woman in Exile is a psychedelic intrusion into the mind of a thirty six year old single woman, Mira, who reminiscences of her past life in a span of twenty-four hours, is culminated into an awaiting surprise at her doorstep. One day out of her monotonous life has been chosen by the author to delve into the deeper recesses of her mind that harbour childhood pains, a distorted parent-child relationship and an overarching love relationship that paved the way for a dreamy future but was put to halt in between. The novel explores the beauty of nature up close and intersperses the feeling and emotion of experiencing tranquillity with the turmoil of our hearts. This is a narrative that explores the past, present and future. There is never a moment that passes for Mira without thinking of Veer. The end of the novel helps you as a reader take a call for yourself and decide, based on your understanding of life and love, if the end is a happy one or not. The novel is not prescriptive and gives the reader the right to discover.

Grab your copy of Sojourn, A Woman in Exile by clicking on the below mentioned links:

Indian Readers can purchase their copy at Amazon by clicking here or at Flipkart by clicking hereFor readers across the globe, you can get the novel here.


For more details about the author and her novel you can visit:

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