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Sister of My Heart: A Novel

Sister of My Heart: A Novel
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN 13: 9780385489515
ISBN 10: 38548951
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 2000-01-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 322
List Price: $15.95

At the heart of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's new novel, Sister of my Heart, is the belief that storytelling not only lights the path for succeeding generations, but also possesses shamanistic powers. Both teller and listener may be healed or transformed, cursed or freed. For the Chatterjees, an upper-caste Calcutta family fallen on hard times but tenaciously remaining in their decaying mansion of mystery and faded glory, storytelling is a lifeline cast from aunt to niece, mother to daughter, cousin to cousin, past to present, and, in the book's climax, continent to continent. In Divakaruni's magical prose these stories-within-stories, with their sights and smells and enchanted imagery, transport the reader to an India that is at once timeless and evocative of the present day.

A. Magazine

...[W]eaves the painfulhumorous and tragic through [a] sisterly relationship...