01 April 2013

Oleander Girl By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Giveaway)


Oleander Girl By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
Audience/Genre: Women/Contemporary.
Publication: March 2013 by Simon and Schuster.
THOUGH SHE WAS ORPHANED AT BIRTH, the wild and headstrong Korobi Roy has enjoyed a privileged childhood with her adoring grandparents, spending her first seventeen years sheltered in a beautiful, crumbling old mansion in Kolkata. But despite all that her grandparents have done for her, she is troubled by the silence that surrounds the circumstances of her parents’ death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found, years ago, hidden in a book of poetry that had belonged to her mother. As she grows, Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has finally come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family.
Shortly after their engagement, however, a sudden 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 decides to undertake 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.


Thanks to Simon and Schuster, I have a giveaway of Oleander Girl by bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, for you today! There will be 3 winners (US Only).
Go on and enter :)


Excerpt.





Giveaway Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway is restricted to residents of US Only.
  • The Author/Publisher is responsible to ensure that the winner(s) get the book.
  • Winner has 36 hours to respond or a new one will be picked.
  • Giveaway ends on April 12th, 2013.


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Chitra will also be chatting about Oleander Girl on April 5th. Join her on Facebook and start chatting! If you'd like to find out more about Oleander Girl, take a look at the reading guide.

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.




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9 comments:

  1. While I do love the idea of soul mates, I don't think it's possible :(

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  2. One of my favorite authors! Hope I get a chance to win a copy of her latest book.

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  3. I love the idea of a soul mate, I think there is often more than one.

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  4. Soulmates? No I dont think its possible!

    Shrinidhi Rai
    nidhi14jan (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. I think reading Divakaruni's works, especially Sister of My Heart, has made me believe more in soul mates than I did before. I don't necessarily believe that they need to be romantic. I think perhaps some of the most powerful soul mates we can have in life are friendships.

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  6. The second floor of the English Department, at the University of Houston, was my favorite place to study. It had a comfy couch and was tucked far away from the overflowing library. I remember many a times looking up from my work, to see the author, clad in bright, beautiful Indian clothes, walking down the hall,stack of papers in hand.She would always give me a warm, genuine smile. I had no idea who she was. Reading about her now makes me fondly look back on those memories.Being a voracious reader, with a penchant for South Asian literature, I'm excited about reading the Oleander Girl!

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  7. You know, I really don't. But that doesn't mean I'm not romantic. I remember the very minute I met my wife for the first time and that memory will always be special to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. this one is a very good book give away hope to have this one

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  9. I believe a person can feel like a soul mate but I believe there is more than just one person in the world who can fill
    that role. We need to be aware and available if we are left alone through whatever circumstance.

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