Sister of My Heart: Book by Chitra Banerjee Divakurani

Sister of My Heart

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ISBN: 9780552997676    Publisher: TRANSWORLD Year of publishing: 1999     Format:  Paperback Language: English
Born in a big old Calcutta house on the same night, the wild, tragic night their fathers were both mysteriously lost, Sudha and Anju are cousins. Closer even than sisters, they share clothes, possessions,...Read more
Born in a big old Calcutta house on the same night, the wild, tragic night their fathers were both mysteriously lost, Sudha and Anju are cousins. Closer even than sisters, they share clothes, possessions, worries, dreams - and three mothers, who preside over the matriarchal Chatterjee household. But when Sudha discovers a terrible secret about their past, their mutual loyalty is sorely tested. \n\nA family crisis forces the mothers to start the serious business of arranging the girls marriages, and the inseparable pair are torn apart. Sudha moves to her new familyas home in rural Bengal, while Anju joins her immigrant husband in California. But nothing has prepared them for the pain, aswell as the joy, that each will have to face in her new life.\n\nRooted in Indian folklore and steeped in the mysticism of ancient tales, this bright, jewel-like novel shines its light on the bonds of family, on love and loss, against the realities of traditional arranged marriages, and the adjustments needed for modern life.About the AuthorBorn in India, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni lives near San Francisco with her husband and two children. She teaches creative writing at a local college, and is the coordinator for a helpline for South Asian women. She is the author of several award-winning volumes of poetry, as well as Arranged Marriage, her acclaimed collection of short stories, a bestseller in America and winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Prize for fiction, an American Book Award, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for fiction. She is also the author of two novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart.Table of ContentsMagically affectingher intricate tapestry of old and new worlds shines with a rare luminosity\',\'Divakaruni strikes a delicate balance between realism and fantasya touching celebration of enduring love\',\'A pleasure to reada novel fragrant in rhythm and language\',\'Divakaruni\'s books possess a power that is both transporting and healingserious and entrancing\'
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