A collection of short stories by the author of The Mistress of Spices.
Born 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.
"As irresistible as the impulse which leads her characters to
surface to maturity, raising their heads above the floods of silver
ignorance" * The New York Times Book Review *
"'Ravishingly beautiflu stories...Divakaruni not only conveys emotions with stunning accuracy, she also transforms the outer world into reflections of the soul'" * Booklist *
"'These exquisite stories entice us with the author's gift of storytelling and her characters' originality, independence and insight'" * San Francisco Chronicle *
"'Young and old, male and female, east and west, modern and traditional, all elements blend in this exquisite collection...sensitive, elegant and beautifully descriptive'" * Library Journal *