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By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Even if Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has gained compliment and awards for a few years, it's her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that's quick making her one of many brightest emerging stars within the altering face of yank literature. Arranged Marriage, her first choice of tales, spent 5 weeks at the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller record and garnered serious acclaim that might were amazing for even a extra tested author.

For the younger women and girls delivered to existence in those tales, the opportunity of swap, of beginning anew, is either as terrifying and packed with promise because the ocean that separates them from their houses in India. From the tale of a tender bride whose fairy-tale imaginative and prescient of California is shattered while her husband is murdered and he or she needs to face the long run on her personal, to a proud middle-aged divorced lady made up our minds to reach San Francisco, Divakaruni's award-winning poetry fuses the following with prose for the 1st time to create 11 devastating pix of ladies at the verge of an unforgettable transformation.

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The irony of the comment was meant for Jennie alone. Mrs Owen was obviously impressed by the politeness of tone. ' Mrs Owen beamed, and Jennie groaned inwardly. A sudden excuse occurred to her. 'Er—Mrs Owen, I quite forgot the shopping. ' 'That's really not necessary,' Jennie parried. ' Mrs Owen's word was the final one. 'It would be rather nice to walk down together. ' Mrs Owen smiled sweetly and Derek returned her smile with warmth, giving her his arm. They set off slowly down the street. 'This is very convenient, Jennie.

Impulsively she put out her hand. He took it and held it, his long fingers enveloping hers. ' He laughed, still holding her hand, a sardonic gleam in his eye. ' Jennie flushed. She tried to extricate her hand from his, but before she could do so, a voice called from behind her. ' Jennie shook off Derek's hand. 'What a good idea. ' Mrs Owen looked at Jennie and at Derek, and a wide smile crinkled over her face. ' A comic archness crept into her features. ' Jennie blanched and then controlled her voice.

Derek grinned and straightened an imaginary knot at his throat. 'My attire, on the other hand, is impeccable,' he drawled. Jennie noticed that the jeans, stretched smoothly over his long muscular legs, were as worn as hers, his sky-blue shirt was open at the neck. Unwillingly too, she took in the tautness of his stomach, the curly gold-brown hair which escaped from the open button of his shirt, the strong tendons of his surprisingly bronzed neck. A disturbing thought flashed through her mind.

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