Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of sixteen books, including Oleander Girl, The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Palace of Illusions, and One Amazing Thing. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times, and has won, among other prizes, an American Book Award. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and is the McDavid professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston.

Photograph by Murthy Divakaruni

Books by this Author

Before We Visit the Goddess
Oleander Girl
The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming
Full-Blooded Fantasy
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Oleander Girl by Chitra Divakaruni

From the bestselling author of One Amazing Thing, a sweeping, suspenseful, atmospheric coming-of-age novel about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life.

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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ancora Imparo--Still I am Learning (from Michelangelo)

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right here

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Gandhi. I would say, Thanks for those great quotes like Be the change you want to see. They've brought me tons of likes on Facebook. (No, seriously, I'd say, I've learned so much from your determination & courage).

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Time travel--I could get a lot of fun novels out of that one.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. This one, just with more bestsellers & awards and fans clamoring for me to autograph their bodies.

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