#BeforeWeVisitTheGoddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

To say and introduce this stalwart of writing is not required. I do not need to write anything about this talented author, I am just glad I will be able to be read her new book. I shall be reviewing the book, Before We Visit the Goddess  on my blog soon, just wanted to let you all know that now is the right time to book your copy.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is back with yet another powerful new novel

Before We Visit the Goddess

 “Tender, bittersweet, beautifully wrought tales about love and longing, exile and loneliness. I was reminded of the songs of separation sung by Bhojpuri women: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni discovers new nuances in the “biraha” that creeps into the lives of migrants.” -Amitav Ghosh, author of The Glass Palace


Coming from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices, this is a story 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.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has won two Pushcart Prizes, the American Book Award, and the PEN Oak-land/Josephine Miles Award & her book Mistress of Spices was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and Oleander Girl was an Oprah’s Book Club Recommendation.



About the book-

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, unforgiveable 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.

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.

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Simon and Schuster


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