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The Resource Before we visit the goddess, Chitra Banerjee Divakarun, (text large print)

Before we visit the goddess, Chitra Banerjee Divakarun, (text large print)

Label
Before we visit the goddess
Title
Before we visit the goddess
Statement of responsibility
Chitra Banerjee Divakarun
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[A] silken yet tensile saga about the lives of women in India and as immigrants in America. Sabitri has left Kolkata and her famous sweetshop behind to return to her childhood village, where her panicked daughter, Bela, reaches her from Houston. Distraught over her daughter's decision to drop out of college, Bela wants Sabitri to write to her granddaughter, whom she has never met, and tell Tara why this is a terrible mistake. Reluctantly Sabitri picks up her pen and is soon flooded with memories of herself at that age, a servant's daughter who dared to dream of college. Gliding back and forth across the decades and dramatizing in every episode a life-changing encounter, Divakaruni tells each rebellious and stoic woman's heartrending story of risk-all passion, crushing disappointment, disastrous misunderstandings, and deep wells of strength"--Provided by publisher
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Summary
Three generations of Indian mothers and daughters discover their greatest source of strength in one another|from a baker's daughter who dreams of an impossible education, to the daughter who confronts her culture and independence in America, to the granddaughter who learns indelible lessons about freedom and heartbreak
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482594
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I86
LC item number
B44 2016b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • East Indians
  • Families
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Before we visit the goddess, Chitra Banerjee Divakarun, (text large print)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
357 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410492104
Lccn
2016016338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 946142502
  • (OCoLC)946142502
Label
Before we visit the goddess, Chitra Banerjee Divakarun, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
357 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410492104
Lccn
2016016338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 946142502
  • (OCoLC)946142502

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