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The Resource Before we visit the goddess : a novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Before we visit the goddess : a novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Label
Before we visit the goddess : a novel
Title
Before we visit the goddess
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spies about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another--a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love. The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgivable misstep. Years later, Sabitri's own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother's choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover--but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel. In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. Before We Visit the Goddess captures the gorgeous complexity of these multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas--an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of voices"--
  • "A new novel from the author of Oleander Girl, a novel in stories, built around crucial moments in the lives of 3 generations of women in an Indian/Indian-American Family"--
Summary
Three generations of Indian mothers and daughters discover their greatest source of strength in one another|from a baker's daughter who dreams of an impossible education, to the daughter who confronts her culture and independence in America, to the granddaughter who learns indelible lessons about freedom and heartbreak
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482594
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I86
LC item number
B44 2016eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • East Indians
  • Families
  • Families
  • India
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Before we visit the goddess : a novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476792026
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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85c8010c-2d53-4cf6-bfbc-58546e078ff1
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2126298
  • (OCoLC)946987088
  • (OCoLC)ocn946987088
  • 2126298
Label
Before we visit the goddess : a novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476792026
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
85c8010c-2d53-4cf6-bfbc-58546e078ff1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2126298
  • (OCoLC)946987088
  • (OCoLC)ocn946987088
  • 2126298

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