From the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and cultural identity. Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with her relationship with ex-husband Sonny, a hip Bay Area DJ, and with her dream-teller mother, who has rarely spoken about her past or her native India. Rakhi has her hands full, juggling a creative dry spell, raising her daughter, and trying to save the Berkeley teahouse she and her best friend Belle own. But greater challenges are to come. When a national tragedy turns her world upside down and Rakhi needs her mother’s strength and wisdom more than ever, she loses her in a freak car accident. But uncovering her mother’s dream journals allows Rakhi to discover her mother’s long-kept secrets and sacrifices–and ultimately to confront her fears, forge a new relationship with her father, and revisit Sonny’s place in her heart.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of the bestselling novels The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, and The Vine of Desire; the prize-winning story collections Arranged Marriage and The Unknown Errors of Our Lives; and four acclaimed volumes of poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., Zoetrope, Good Housekeeping, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Best American Short Stories, The O’Henry Prize Stories and The New York Times. She teaches creative writing at the University of Houston and divides her time between Houston and the San Francisco area. Her Web site is www.chitradivakaruni.com.
Hometown:Houston, Texas, and San Jose, California
Date of Birth:July 29, 1956
Place of Birth:Kolkata, India
Education:B.A. in English, Kolkata University 1976; Ph.D. in English, University of California at Berkeley, 1984
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book and found the mothers ability to read dreams very interesting. I enjoy reading about other cultures so found this book very enjoyable, will recommend to friends.
Divakaruni makes a slow comeback with this book. Granted, it's no Sister of My Heart, but it's way better than Mistress of Spice. The book starts out a little slow leaving you a little confused on what is taking place. As you get more and more into the book though, you are drawn into the live of Rakhi, sometimes you almost pity her for her nature and the way her family is. This is definitely not Divakaruni's best book, but it's not her worst either.