Oleander Girl

Oleander Girl

A Novel

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781451695656
1451695659
Branch Call Number: F Div

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Eil_1
Jun 04, 2016

An excellent story intertwining Hindu/Indian culture with romance, dark secrets and a young woman's search for the parent she never knew. Her quest takes her from India to the U.S. where she discovers her true reality.

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jknekola
Nov 12, 2015

A very well-told story! Many stories going on at the same time that ultimately come together. Lots of detail. Each major character speaks on events from their own point of view, so that you can read a chapter in small chunks and see things from multiple points of view. I read a lot of fiction; this one is very satisfying because it's not watered down or unrealistic. Gives one a feel of what a society is like where women are not equal to men. Highly recommend.

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readerincedar
May 03, 2015

This tale totally captivated me; I could not put it down. I highly recommend it, and will be searching for Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's previous works.

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