Beloved bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Abraham Verghese as a agifted storytellera and by People magazine as a askilled cartographer of the heart.a Now, Divakaruni returns with her most gripping novel yet, a sweeping, suspenseful coming-of-age tale about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life. THOUGH SHE WAS ORPHANED AT BIRTH, the wild and headstrong Korobi Roy has enjoyed a privileged childhood with her adoring grandparents, spending her first seventeen years sheltered in a beautiful, crumbling old mansion in Kolkata. But despite all that her grandparents have done for her, she is troubled by the silence that surrounds the circumstances of her parentsa death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found, years ago, hidden in a book of poetry that had belonged to her mother. As she grows, Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parentsa, and it seems her wish has finally come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family. Shortly after their engagement, however, a sudden heart attack kills Korobias grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobias past. Shattered by this discovery and by her grandparentsa betrayal, Korobi decides to undertake a courageous search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic, often startling journey will ultimately thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life. With flawless narrative instinct and a boundless sympathy for her irrepressible characters, in Oleander Girl Divakaruni brings us a perfect treat of a novela moving, wise, and unforgettable. As The Wall Street Journal raves, aDivakaruni emphasizes the cathartic force of storytelling with sumptuous prose. . . . She defies categorization.aBeloved bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Abraham Verghese as a agifted storytellera and by People magazine as a askilled cartographer of the heart.a Now, Divakaruni returns with her most gripping ...
|Author||:||Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2013-03-19|