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The Resource Before we visit the goddess, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Before we visit the goddess, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Before we visit the goddess
Title
Before we visit the goddess
Statement of responsibility
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spies about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another--a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love. The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover--but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel. In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas--an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices"--
  • "A new novel from the author of Oleander Girl, a novel in stories, built around crucial moments in the lives of 3 generations of women in an Indian/Indian-American Family"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482594
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I86
LC item number
B44 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • East Indians
  • Families
  • Families
Label
Before we visit the goddess, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015041714
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781476792002
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015041714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Before we visit the goddess, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015041714
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781476792002
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015041714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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