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A Feast of Serendib

Dark roasted curry powder, a fine attention to the balance of salty-sour-sweet, wholesome red rice and toasted curry leaves, plenty of coconut milk and chili heat. These are the flavors of Sri Lanka.

In A Feast of Serendib, Mary Anne Mohanraj introduces her mother’s cooking and her own Americanizations, providing a wonderful introduction to Sri Lankan American cooking, straightforward enough for a beginner, and nuanced enough to capture the flavor of Sri Lankan cooking.

Featured Books

New Jacket

Am amused how the screen protector makes this photo fuzzy and glowing. ModCloth, $110, available S/M/L/XL. I’m wearing a medium, which is a bit roomy on me. Good for wearing a heavy sweater underneath.

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Signatures for Don Harmon

Hi, locals! I’m collecting signatures for Senator Don Harmon ( and for Kina Collins, who is running for Congress ( I’m going to have petitions on my porch today and tomorrow (MLK Day) from 2-5; please ring the doorbell if you come by, so I can witness your signature for

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A Resin Beginner

Spent a little time just now taking photos of some of my resin jewelry. I’m still a resin beginner and make a lot of mistakes, but I’m happy with these pieces, and I thought they deserved better photographs than the ones I’d taken before. We’re having a quiet January at

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Garden Log 1/14/22

I have placed one of my seed catalog orders. 2 hours of happy perusing of seeds, with a British murder mystery playing in the background — is there a better way to spend a Friday night in January? I have bought FAR more seeds than I can possibly plant in

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The story of

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of A Feast of Serendib, Bodies in Motion, The Stars Change, and twelve other titles. Other recent publications include stories for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series, Perennial: A Garden Romance (Tincture), stories at Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed, and an essay in Roxane Gay’s Unruly Bodies.


Mohanraj founded Hugo-nominated and World Fantasy Award-winning speculative literature magazine Strange Horizons, and serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit ( and the Speculative Literature Foundation (  She is Clinical Associate Professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Jump Space 90%
Vegan Serendib 99%