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Club Book presents Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

American Book Award winner Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a master of many different genres. Her hit novels to date include The Mistress of Spices (1997), Sister of My Heart (1999), One Amazing Thing (2010), and Oleander Girl (2013). Studios have optioned many of Divakaruni’s works for films or television, including a big screen adaptation of The Mistress of Spices in 2005. She is also an accomplished poet, playwright, and an award-winning author of short stories and teen literature. Divakaruni’s short fiction and essays have appeared in more than 50 publications. Her newest novel, Before We Visit the Goddess, is set in India and Texas – two places she has lived in and knows intimately. It explores the bounds of multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, twinned themes that have become the author’s hallmark. It charted high on bestseller lists in both the United States and India.


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Event date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Prior Lake Public Library
16210 Eagle Creek Ave
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Before We Visit the Goddess Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476792002
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 19th, 2016

Sister of My Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385489515
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Anchor Books - January 18th, 2000