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The Resource Before we visit the goddess : a novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Before we visit the goddess : a novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Before we visit the goddess : a novel
Before we visit the goddess
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a novel
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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • "A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spies about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another--a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love. The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover--but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel. In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas--an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices"--
  • "A new novel from the author of Oleander Girl, a novel in stories, built around crucial moments in the lives of 3 generations of womin in an Indian/Indian-American Family"--
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Before we visit the goddess
Three generations of Indian mothers and daughters discover their greatest source of strength in one another|from a baker's daughter who dreams of an impossible education, to the daughter who confronts her culture and independence in America, to the granddaughter who learns indelible lessons about freedom and heartbreak
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Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
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no index present
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B44 2016
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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Before we visit the goddess : a novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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