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Author- Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee


Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old korobi roy has enjoyed a privileged childhood with her adoring grandparents in kolkata. But she is troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents' death and clings to her only inheritance from them: the unfinished love note she found hidden in her mother's book of poetry. The young woman dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents' and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming rajat, the only son of a high profile business family. On the night of their engagement party, korobi's grandfather dies of a sudden heart attack. His death reveals the family's financial problems as well as a dark secret. This secret will shatter korobi's sense of self and will take her out of her sheltered kolkata life into a search, in the company of an attractive stranger, across america, a country that she finds at once dangerous, unwelcoming and alluring. What she discovers at the end will force her to make the most difficult choice of her life. No one tells such heart-stopping stories with as much color and emotion as chitra banerjee divakaruni. Oleander girl is the writer at her very best. Beloved bestselling author chitra banerjee divakaruni has been hailed by abraham verghese as a "gifted storyteller" and by people magazine as a "skilled cartographer of the heart. " 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.


About the Author
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the award-winning author of many books, including The Mistress of SpicesSister of My Heart, and One Amazing Thing.Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the University of Houston.

  • ISBN-10: 0670086738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670086733
  • Binding-hb
  • Publisher: Penguin India (April 11, 2013)
  • Language: English

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