OLEANDER GIRL

By ChitraBanerjee Divakaruni
Simon & SchusterMarch 2014
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Trade Paperback320 pages, $15.00, ISBN: 9781451695687
Subject: Family / Coming of Age / Suspense

"Gorgeous. . . [An] elegant and highly evocative new novel from Divakaruni."PopMatters.com

"With the barest touch of magical realism, Oleander Girl whisks the reader into the layered intricacies of love affairs, family, Indian social class, racial prejudice and religious tension. . . . [Divakaruni] delivers an absorbing modern fairy tale about an orphan in search of the messy truths of family and love."San Antonio Express News

"Emotionally compelling. . . . Oleander Girl . . . weaves together many realizations--social and personal. It’s a book that allows you to debate the place of pure emotion as a driving force in life. . . . Divakaruni brings up the generation gap, . . . social status, personal loyalty, Indian mindsets and American realities (ongoing subjects of inquiry in many of her former novels) and serves them with just enough sugar and spice to keep her reader liking the fare."Live Mint

"Divakaruni is a poet as well as a novelist--a fact on display in this mystery, which unfolds like a time-lapsed lotus. . . . [She] weaves the issues of the caste system, Hindu and Muslim differences, modern Indian women balancing love and duty, and prejudice into the fabric of her story. It’s the smell and feel of Kolkata that resonates long after the book is finished."BUST magazine

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