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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was born in India and later moved to the United States to attend college. She earned a M. A. at Wright State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Divakaruni held many odd jobs until she was able to become an accomplished writer. She was the president of MAITRI, a crisis hotline for female South Asian victims of domestic abuse, and is currently a professor at Foothill College in California. Her works have been recognized in more than 50 magazines and 30 anthologies. She also has been awarded two PEN Syndicated Fiction Project Awards, a Pushcart Prize, and the Allen Ginsberg Poerty Prize. Divakaruni's books include Arranged Marriage and The Mistress of Spices. Her Title One Amazing Thing made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) Chitra Divakaruni is the author of the bestselling novels "The Mistress of Spices" & "Sister of My Heart", the story collection "Arranged Marriage", which won several awards, including the American Book Award, & four collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in "The New Yorker", "The Atlantic Monthly", "Ms.", & other publications. Born in India, she lives in the San Francisco area. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Mistress of Spices… (more)
The Mistress of Spices 1,801 copies, 50 reviews
Sister of My Heart 1,547 copies, 30 reviews
The Palace of Illusions 966 copies, 35 reviews
One Amazing Thing 725 copies, 121 reviews
Arranged Marriage: Stories 653 copies, 16 reviews
The Conch Bearer 565 copies, 12 reviews
The Vine of Desire 551 copies, 8 reviews
Queen of Dreams 419 copies, 7 reviews
The Unknown Errors of Our Lives 415 copies, 7 reviews
Neela: Victory Song 303 copies, 3 reviews
Oleander Girl 255 copies, 26 reviews
Before We Visit the Goddess 227 copies, 15 reviews
The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming 153 copies, 1 review
The Forest of Enchantments 108 copies, 4 reviews
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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author and poet. Her themes include women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magic and celebrating diversity.

She writes both for adults and children. Her books have been translated into 20 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Russian and Japanese. Two novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into films. Her short stories, Arranged Marriage, won an American Book Award. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Houston.
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