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The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Feb 17, 1998 | 352 Pages
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"An unusual, clever, and often exquisite first novel…The result is rather as if Isabel Allende met Laura Esquivel."
–Los Angeles Times

"Divakaruni’s prose is so pungent that it stains the page, yet beneath the sighs and smells of this brand of magic realism she deftly introduces her true theme: how an ability to accommodate desire enlivens not only the individual heart but a society cornered by change."
–The New Yorker

"The Mistress of Spices is a dazzling tale of misbegotten dreams and desires, hopes and expectations, woven with poetry and storyteller magic."
–Amy Tan

"A splendid novel, beautifully conceived and crafted."
–Pat Conroy

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