by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Hardcover, 220 pages, Hyperion Books, List Price: $23.99 | purchase
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When they are trapped together after an earthquake, nine disparate characters take turns telling "one amazing thing" about his or her life, in a novel by the American Book Award-winning author of The Palace of Illusions. Reprint.
December 22, 2010 As the year winds down, so do new paperback releases, but don't overlook these three gems. Historical novelists Alison Weir and Melanie Benjamin explore the stories of two enigmatic women, while fiction writer Chitra Divakaruni weaves nine lives together as an earthquake hits with full force.
February 23, 2010 Reviewer Jane Ciabattari says the new novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni takes the shape of Scheherazade's tales, as nine people begin sharing their life stories after being trapped in the basement passport office of San Fransisco's Indian Consulate after an earthquake.
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