Books One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Hardcover, 220 pages, Hyperion Books, List Price: $23.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOne Amazing ThingAuthorChitra Banerjee Divakaruni Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 227 pages, Hyperion Books, $13.99, published December 21 2010 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOne Amazing ThingAuthorChitra Banerjee Divakaruni Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary 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. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about One Amazing Thing New In Paperback The 'Real' Alice In Wonderland, The Fall Of A Queen, And More 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. Review Book Reviews Nine Strangers, 'One Amazing Thing' 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.