Monday, August 22, 2011

Sister of My Heart

Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Diva Karuni
Weight: 9.6 oz
Method of Disposal: Donating or giving away

I cannot remember if first-year required reading was The Mistress of Spices or Sister of My Heart. I know that in 2003 they were both assigned reading for me. One was campus-wide and one was in an English class. I remember hearing a lot of mixed reviews about both books. I also remember kind of liking them. 3 out of 5 stars.

I found Sister of My Heart entertaining, though I agree with others that some of the story lines are less than believable and that the author does” exoticise” India a bit much. It reads easy. Do not come at it hoping to learn a lot about India or to read something life-altering. Take it on vacation, read it on the odd weekend you have no plans, and try to enjoy the fantasy world within. A world where the characters are just a little to one way or another and do incredible things, hard to believe things.

Chitra Banerjee Diva Karuni visited the college and signed my copy of Black Candle, her collection of poetry. I think I will hold onto that a little longer.
If you want this copy of Sister of My Heart, you can have this one free of charge if you let me know soon.

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