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Anita Rau Badami
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ANITA RAU BADAMI's first novel was the bestseller Tamarind Mem. Her bestselling second novel, The Hero's Walk, won the Regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize and Italy's Premio Berto, was named a Washington Post Best Book, was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and was a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize. Her third novel, Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?, was released in 2006 to great acclaim, longlisted for the IMPAC Award, and a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. The recipient of the Marian Engel Award for a woman writer in mid-career, Badami is also a visual artist. She lives in Montreal.

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The Hero's Walk

Written by Anita Rau Badami


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $14.00

The Hero’s Walk is a remarkably intimate novel that fills the senses with the unique textures of India. With humor and keen insight, Anita Rau Badami draws us into her story of the graceful heroism of the ordinary.

In a small, dusty town in India, Sripathi Rao struggles as a copywriter to... Read more >

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Tamarind Woman

Written by Anita Rau Badami


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 2, 2004
Price: $13.95

"Though storytelling and the mother-daughter relationship are at the core of Tamarind Woman,it is also a splendidly evocative picture of India after independence, of middle-class Indians moving into the void left by the departed British, of the railway colonies in which the Moorthy family lived...and of the teeming life of the... Read more >
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