Haunting Jasmine

Haunting Jasmine

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by Anjali Banerjee
     
 

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A charming new novel that "will haunt the reader long after the final page is turned." -New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs.

A call from the past brings divorcee Jasmine Mistry home to Shelter Island to run her beloved aunt's bookstore, which has always been

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Read Anjali Banerjee's blog and other content on the Penguin Community.

A charming new novel that "will haunt the reader long after the final page is turned." -New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs.

A call from the past brings divorcee Jasmine Mistry home to Shelter Island to run her beloved aunt's bookstore, which has always been rumored to be haunted. With that knowledge, Jasmine embarks on a mystical journey, urged along by her quirky family, and guided by the highly emotional spirits of long-dead authors. Surprisingly, she finds herself moved to heal her broken heart when she falls unexpectedly in love with an enigmatic young stranger.

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Publishers Weekly
Ay, Ganesh! Only the Hindu god of removing obstacles and creating new beginnings could help lovely, suffering Jasmine Mistry, still smarting after her divorce from handsome, unfaithful, and ruthless Robert. Bengali-American Jasmine reluctantly leaves her L.A. money management job to manage her Auntie's dusty, relic-stuffed bookstore in a decrepit Victorian Queen Anne mansion on an island in Puget Sound. Then Connor Hunt, a rugged, windswept stranger, appears in Auntie's foyer, Ganesh's enigmatic answer to Jasmine's angst. Jasmine dodges her overbearing parents and memories of Bengali culture as she tries to recover from "Robert the dung heap." Banerjee's opulent prose is as colorful as Auntie's cherished keepsakes, and gently ironic supernatural elements—such as Jane Austen's ghost telling Jasmine "We love, and we lose, but we can love again"—add dimension to a romance that spins refreshingly into a quirky, surprising denouement. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"Anjali Banerjee writes in luminous prose about the deepest secrets of a woman's heart… a story that will haunt the reader long after the final page is turned." – New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

"Fresh and highly entertaining. I loved every word." – New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"A masala-scented Like Water for Chocolate." – The SF Gate

"Delectable… recounted with hilarity and warmth." – The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"This book has a romantic, magical quality." – Booklist

"Fascinating, insightful, and delightful. The descriptions shimmer and sparkle. I intend to rush out and buy a copy for every woman I know." – New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz

"The author's hip-hot style combines breezy storytelling, wry humor and just enough poignant sauce in a romantic comedy equal to Bend It Like Beckham." – The Seattle Times

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425238714
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
948,910
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Anjali Banerjee writes in luminous prose about the deepest secrets of a woman's heart… a story that will haunt the reader long after the final page is turned." – New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

"Fresh and highly entertaining. I loved every word." – New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"A masala-scented Like Water for Chocolate." – The SF Gate

"Delectable… recounted with hilarity and warmth." – The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"This book has a romantic, magical quality." – Booklist

"Fascinating, insightful, and delightful. The descriptions shimmer and sparkle. I intend to rush out and buy a copy for every woman I know." – New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz

"The author's hip-hot style combines breezy storytelling, wry humor and just enough poignant sauce in a romantic comedy equal to Bend It Like Beckham." – The Seattle Times

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