Chitra Divakaruni

Before We Visit the Goddess

Chitra Divakaruni

Talk: Before We Visit the Goddess

A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of "Sister of My Heart" and "The Mistress of Spices" about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another. What makes a woman successful? Is it something that changes from time to time, and country to country? Chitra Divakaruni discusses this important topic in the context of her new novel "Before We Visit the Goddess", a brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love, where three generations of women must ask themselves this question.

Chitra Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.Her short story collection, Arranged Marriage won an American Book Award in 1995, and two of her novels (The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart) as well as a short story The Word Love were adapted into films.

Before We Visit the Goddess

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.

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