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Oleander girl / by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library DIV (Text) 33500010949733 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library DIV (Text) 33500010949741 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451695656 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1451695659 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2013.

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Summary, etc.: Enjoying a sheltered childhood with adoring grandparents but troubled by the silence surrounding her parents' deaths, 17-year-old Korobi is prompted by a love note among her mother's possessions and a fiance's shattering revelation to travel from India to post-September 11 America in search of her true identity.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 February #1
    *Starred Review* Orphaned at birth, Korobi (Bengali for "oleander") always wondered why her mother named her after a beautiful but poisonous plant. By the dramatic conclusion of this utterly transfixing novel, she finds out, and we are left whirling in the wake of Divakaruni's (One Amazing Thing, 2010) newest penetrating tale. An entrancing storyteller with an unerring moral compass, Divakaruni has created a superbly well-plotted, charming, yet hard-hitting novel of family, marriage, and class, a veritable Indian Jane Austen novel spiked with racial prejudice and religious violence. Raised in Kolkata by her sweet if burdened grandmother and her grandfather, a famous and irascible lawyer, Korobi is a modest, smart, and unworldly college student when she meets wealthy, stylish, and jaded Rajat. Much to the surprise of his high-society friends and the horror of his megarich ex-lover, Rajat proposes to quiet, unhip Korobi, who feels as though she has stepped into a fairy tale, cuing us to expect tragedy. But there is no anticipating the complexities and implications of the crises and obstacles Korobi and Rajat face in light of Korobi's resolute quest for the truth about her father as she journeys across harshly xenophobic post-9/11 America. From baneful secrets, poisonous misunderstandings and conflicts, and transcendent love, Divakaruni has forged another tender, wise, and resonant page-turner. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Fiancées > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Kolkata (India) > Fiction.
United States > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Love stories.
Bildungsromans.
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