Vibhuti Jain, "Our Best Intentions"

Main Point Books and Tredyffrin Public Library present author Vibhuti Jain with her debut novel "Our Best Intentions."

This event will happen at the Tredyffrin Public Library. The reading will be followed by a reception and signing. Please reserve tickets via Eventbrite. Signed books will be available for store pickup or to be mailed within the U.S.

About the Book

An immigrant family gets caught in the middle of a criminal investigation in this pulsating debut, perfect for readers of Everything I Never Told You and Ask Again, Yes.

Babur “Bobby” Singh, single parent and owner of fledging Uber business “Move with Bobby,” remains ever hopeful about ascending the ladder of American success. He lives in an affluent suburb of New York with his daughter Angie, an introverted teenager who is uncomfortable in her own skin unless she’s swimming.

During summer break, Angie is walking home after training at the high school pool when she finds Henry McCleary, a classmate from a wealthy, prominent family, stabbed and bleeding on the football field. The police immediately focus their investigation on Chiara Thompkins, a runaway Black girl who disappears after the stabbing and—it’s later discovered—wasn’t properly enrolled in the public high school.

Alternating between multiple perspectives, Our Best Intentions is a suspenseful drama about a father and daughter re-examining their familial bonds and place in the community. Both a gripping page-turner and an intimate portrait of an immigrant family, Vibhuti Jain’s provocative debut explores how easily friendships, careers, communities, and individual lives can unravel when the toxicity of privilege and racial bias are exposed.

About the Author

Vibhuti (“Vib”) Jain lives with her husband and daughter in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she works in international development. She began her career as a corporate lawyer in New York City. She holds degrees from Yale University and Harvard Law School. She grew up in Guilford, Connecticut. Our Best Intentions is her first novel.

Event date: 

Monday, March 20, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Rd
Strafford, PA 19087


Our Best Intentions: A Novel By Vibhuti Jain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063278783
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Published: William Morrow - March 14th, 2023