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Before we visit the goddess / by Chitra Banerjee Divakarun.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale LP DIV (Text) 70743000159271 Large Print Available -
Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County LP DIV (Text) 78731000499218 New Material Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781410492104
  • ISBN: 1410492109
  • Physical Description: 357 pages; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, ©2016

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Summary, etc.: Three generations of mothers and daughters 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, unforgivable 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 multigenerational 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.
Subject: Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
East Indians > United States > Fiction.
Families > United States > Fiction.
Families > India > Fiction.
Large type books7
Genre: Domestic fiction

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