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In nine poignant stories spiked with humor and intelligence, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni captures lives at crossroad moments-caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience.

A widow in California, recently arrived from India, struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills are deemed superfluous in the award-winning “Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter.” In “The Intelligence of Wild Things,” a woman from Sacramento visits her brother in Vermont to inform him that back in Calcutta their mother is dying. And in the title story, a painter looks to ancient myth and the example of her grandmother for help in navigating her first real crisis of faith.

Knowing, compassionate and expertly rendered, the stories in The Unknown Errors of Our Lives depict the eternal struggle to find a balance between the pull of home and the allure of change.

Synopsis:

In her poignant new story collection, the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience.

A widow struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills are deemed superfluous in the award-winning “Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter” (included in The Best American Short Stories 1999). In “The Intelligence of Wild Things,” a woman from Sacramento visits her brother in Vermont to inform him that back in Calcutta their mother is dying. And in the title story, a painter looks to ancient myth and the example of her grandmother for help in navigating her first real crisis of faith. Knowing, compassionate, and brilliantly rendered, each of these nine tales speaks to the longing that haunts the displaced everywhere.

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the bestselling author of the novels Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices; the story collections The Unknown Errors of Our Lives and Arranged Marriage, which received several awards, including the American Book Award; and four collections of prize-winning 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 1999, and The New York Times. Born in India, Divakaruni lives near Houston.

For further information about Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, visit her Web site at www.chitradivakaruni.com.

About the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the bestselling author of the novels The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, and The Vine of Desire; the story collection Arranged Marriage, which received several awards, including the American Book Award; and four collections of prize-winning poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., The Best American Short Stories 1999, and other publications. Born in India, she lives in the San Francisco area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385497282
Author:
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
India
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
East Indian Americans
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
India Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;short stories;india;immigrants;indian fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
767/768
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.6 in 0.45 lb

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Product details 288 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385497282 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In her poignant new story collection, the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience.

A widow struggles to adapt to a world in which neighbors are strangers and her domestic skills are deemed superfluous in the award-winning “Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter” (included in The Best American Short Stories 1999). In “The Intelligence of Wild Things,” a woman from Sacramento visits her brother in Vermont to inform him that back in Calcutta their mother is dying. And in the title story, a painter looks to ancient myth and the example of her grandmother for help in navigating her first real crisis of faith. Knowing, compassionate, and brilliantly rendered, each of these nine tales speaks to the longing that haunts the displaced everywhere.
"Synopsis" by , Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the bestselling author of the novels Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices; the story collections The Unknown Errors of Our Lives and Arranged Marriage, which received several awards, including the American Book Award; and four collections of prize-winning 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 1999, and The New York Times. Born in India, Divakaruni lives near Houston.

For further information about Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, visit her Web site at www.chitradivakaruni.com.

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