Arranged Marriage: Stories

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's exquisitely wrought debut collection of stories subtly chronicles the accommodation - and the rebellion - Inidan-born girls and women in America undergo as they balance old treasured beliefs and surprising new desires. Each story is complete in itself, together they created a tapestry as colorful, as delicate and as enduring as the finest silk sari.

Product Details

Anchor Books
Publish Date
May 01, 1996
5.29 X 0.7 X 8.07 inches | 0.56 pounds
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About the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the bestselling author of the novels Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices; the story collections The Unknown Errors of Our Lives and Arranged Marriage, which received several awards, including the American Book Award; and four collections of prize-winning poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., Zoetrope, Good Housekeeping, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Best American Short Stories 1999, and The New York Times. Born in India, Divakaruni lives near Houston.

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"A remarkably strong debut . . . The all-too-imperfect lives of Divakaruni's heroines, like precious gems, are unrecognized treasures, worthy of being praised, protected and held dear."-- San Jose Mercury News

"Both universal and unique."-- Kirkus Reviews

"Beautifully told stories of transformed lives . . . Both liberated and trapped by cultural changes on both sides of the ocean, these women struggle fiercely to carve out an identity of their own." --San Francisco Chronicle

"These are ravishingly beautiful stories, some profoundly sad, others full of revelation, all unforgettable." --Booklist