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An evening with author Chitra Divakaruni

NetIP Dallas book club is back! We will have author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni at our event for book discussion and book signing.

We will be discussing Chitra's new book "Oleander Girl: A Novel"

About the Book - ...
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.

Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy is the scion of a distinguished Kolkata family and has enjoyed a privileged, sheltered childhood with her adoring grandparents. But she is troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents’ death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found hidden in her mother's book of poetry. Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family.

But shortly after their engagement, a heart attack kills Korobi’s grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi's past. Shattered by this discovery and by her grandparents’ betrayal, Korobi undertakes a courageous search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic, often startling journey will, ultimately, thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life.

About the Author -
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the award-winning author of many books, including The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, and One Amazing Thing. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the University of Houston.

More about Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on her website -

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Any suggestions as to where to purchase books at the best price? I usually use

    September 9, 2013

    • Megha V

      Let me find out and update you. Amazon is a good place for the best price. We were hoping to get some discounts for this event and I may have some updates.

      September 10, 2013

  • Megha V

    Hello everybody, You may already know Chitra Divakaruni from her book "The Palace of Illusions". NetIP Dallas (Network of Indian Professionals) is hosting an event with this author and we would love to invite avid readers from this group. We will have book discussion and signing at this event. Please join us! Our facebook event -

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    August 21, 2013

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