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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 1996
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-48350-6 (0-385-48350-3)

Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing face of American literature. Arranged Marriage, her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San... Read more






Leaving Yuba City
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 1997
$13.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-48854-9 (0-385-48854-8)

Like Divakaruni's much-loved and bestselling short story collection Arranged Marriage, this collection of poetry deals with India and the Indian experience in America, from the adventures of going to a convent school in India run by Irish nuns (Growing up in Darjeeling) to the history of the earliest Indian immigrants in... Read more






The Mistress of Spices
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 1998
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-48238-7 (0-385-48238-8)

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 now... Read more






The Palace of Illusions
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2009
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9620-6 (1-4000-9620-0)

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






The Palace of Illusions
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Doubleday | Hardcover | February 2008
$23.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-51599-3 (0-385-51599-5)

A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat—told from the point of view of an amazing woman.

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... Read more






Queen of Dreams
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2005
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3044-6 (1-4000-3044-7)

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






Sister of My Heart
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2000
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-48951-5 (0-385-48951-X)

From the award-winning author of Mistress of Spices, the bestselling novel about the extraordinary bond between two women, and the family secrets and romantic jealousies that threaten to tear them apart.

Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep... Read more






The Unknown Errors of Our Lives
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 2002
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49728-2 (0-385-49728-8)

In nine poignant stories spiked with humor and intelligence, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience.
A widow in California, recently arrived from India, struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills are... Read more






The Vine of Desire
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-49730-5 (0-385-49730-X)

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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