THE U.S. paperback of bestselling and award-winning author Chitra Divakaruni's new and acclaimed novel, Before We Visit the Goddess, about the deep and complicated bond between mothers and daughters, will be out April 25, 2017--just in time for Mother's Day.
Read an excerpt. Watch a video of Chitra's talk on Goddess at Google Headquarters.
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Before We Visit the Goddess is now available in paperback in India, where it has been a NATIONAL BESTSELLER. Order via Amazon India. Order via Flipkart
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The daughter of a poor sweet-maker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education. However, her family’s situation makes college an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity curdles after a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitri’s daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother’s choices, flees to America with her political refugee lover, only to find the country—and love—vastly different from her imaginings. Forced to forge her own path, Bela unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with dangerous lessons about adulthood that will take a lifetime to unlearn.
In her latest novel, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores the 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 male and female voices.
PRAISE FOR BEFORE WE VISIT THE GODDESS