National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Bharati Mukherjee has long been known not only for her elegant, evocative prose but also for her characters- influenced by ancient customs and traditions but also very much rooted in modern times. In The Tree Bride, the narrator, Tara Chatterjee (whom readers will remember from Desirable Daughters), picks up the story of an East Bengali ancestor. According to legend, at the age of five Tara Lata married a tree and eventually emerged as a nationalist freedom fighter. In piecing together her ancestor's transformation from a docile Bengali Brahmin girl-child into an impassioned organizer of resistance against the British Raj, the contemporary narrator discovers and lays claim to unacknowledged elements in her 'American' identity. Although the story of the Tree Bride is central, the drama surrounding the narrator, a divorced woman trying to get back with her husband, moves the novel back and forth through time and across continents.



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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tree Bride: A Novel
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 1-4013-0058-8 / 978-1-4013-0058-6 (USA edition)
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July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tree Bride
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-00-200592-1 / 978-0-00-200592-0 (UK edition)
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January 2011 : Paperback
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Title: The Tree Bride: A Novel
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 8129117991 / 978-8129117991
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Tree Bride
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-7868-8866-0 / 978-0-7868-8866-5 (USA edition)
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tree Bride
Author(s): Bharati Mukherjee
ISBN: 0-00-639404-3 / 978-0-00-639404-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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