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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


India (b.1956)

Born in India, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni lives near San Francisco with her husband and two children. She teaches creative writing at a local college, and is the coordinator for a helpline for South Asian women. She is the author of several award-winning volumes of poetry, as well as Arranged Marriage, her acclaimed collection of short stories, a bestseller in America and winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Prize for fiction, an American Book Award, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for fiction.
 


Genres: Children's Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction
 
Series
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Novels
   The Mistress of Spices (1997)
   Sister of My Heart (1999)
   The Vine of Desire (2002)
   Neela: Victory Song (2002)
   Queen of Dreams (2004)
   The Palace of Illusions (2008)
   One Amazing Thing (2010)
   Oleander Girl (2013)
   Before We Visit the Goddess (2016)
   The Forest of Enchantments (2019)
   The Last Queen (2021)
   Independence (2023)
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Collections
   Reason for Nasturiums (poems) (1990)
   Black Candle (poems) (1991)
   Arranged Marriage (1995)
   Leaving Yuba City (poems) (1997)
   The Unknown Errors of Our Lives (2001)
   Full-Blooded Fantasy (2005) (with others)
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Anthologies edited
   California Uncovered (2004) (with William E Justice and James Quay)
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Picture Books show
 
Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni recommends
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The Fox Wife (2024)
Yangsze Choo
"Masterfully plotted and superbly surprising, The Fox Wife will entice you into a world of magic and heartbreak, a beautiful tapestry woven from love and revenge and forgiveness."
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A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness (2023)
Jai Chakrabarti
"These are beautiful stories, sometimes wrenching, sometimes redeeming, always pulling us into unexpected spaces - of the world, of the human heart. Chakrabarti is an accomplished and insightful writer."
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When the Elephants Dance (2002)
Tess Uriza Holthe
"Powerful, lyrical, superbly imagined."

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Books containing stories by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Katrina Kenison and Amy Tan
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1998)
Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales
edited by
Kate Bernheimer

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