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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of the bestselling novels Queen of Dreams, Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, and The Vine of Desire, and of the prizewinning story collections Arranged Marriage and The Unknown Errors of Our Lives. She lives in Houston, Texas, and teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.

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Arranged Marriage
Stories
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 1996
Price: $15.95

Arranged Marriage is the winner of the PEN OaklandJosephine Miles Literary Award, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for fiction, and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Divakaruni's stories subtly chronicle the accommodations and rebellions of Indian-born women as they balance traditional beliefs with new experiences in America... Read more >
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Arranged Marriage
Stories
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Leaving Yuba City
Poems
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 14, 1997
Price: $13.95

An intriguing sequence of interlinked poems about India and the Indian experience in America. Divakaruni explores how different art forms can influence each other, as well as how women forge their own identities. Of interest to students of poetry and 'integrated arts,' as well as women's studies and intercultural relations. Read more >
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Leaving Yuba City
Poems
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Mistress of Spices
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Mistress of Spices
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 17, 1998
Price: $15.00

Magical, tantalizing, and sensual, The Mistress of Spices is the story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers. Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the... Read more >
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The Palace of Illusions
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $14.95

Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, The Palace of Illusions gives new voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharat, as she weaves a vibrant interpretation of an ancient tale.

Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Palace of Illusions
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $23.95

A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat.

Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat, the novel gives us a new... Read more >
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The Palace of Illusions
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Queen of Dreams

Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $15.00

From the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and cultural identity.

Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with her relationship with ex-husband Sonny, a hip Bay Area DJ, and with her dream-teller mother, who... Read more >
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Queen of Dreams

Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Sister of My Heart
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 18, 2000
Price: $15.95

From the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of Arranged Marriage and Mistress of Spices, comes a passionate novel about the extraordinary ties between Sudha and Anju, who have bonded in every way since they were born. However, family secrets and romantic jealousies threaten to tear them apart. Pushed into arranged marriages when... Read more >
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Sister of My Heart
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Unknown Errors of Our Lives
Stories
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $11.99

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The Unknown Errors of Our Lives
Stories
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $15.00

In her poignant new story collection, the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience.

A widow struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills... Read more >
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The Vine of Desire
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $14.95

The beloved characters of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s bestselling novel Sister of My Heart are reunited in this powerful narrative that challenges the emotional bond between two lifelong friends, as the husband of one becomes dangerously attracted to the other.

Anju and Sudha formed an astounding, almost psychic connection during their childhood in... Read more >
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The Vine of Desire
A Novel
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 20, 2003
Price: $11.99

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