Feb 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: OLEANDER GIRL by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Title: Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Paperback edition due March 4, 2014; Simon & Schuster
Genre: women's fiction

From the publisher's description:
"A coming-of-age tale about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life.

Orphaned at birth and raised by her grandparents in Kolkota, India, Korobi Roy is troubled by the silence around the circumstances of her parents’ death and clings to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found, years ago, hidden in a book of poetry that had belonged to her mother. Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has come true when she meets Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family.

 Shortly after their engagement, however, a heart attack kills Korobi’s grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi’s past. Shattered by this discovery, Korobi decides to search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic journey will thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life."

Looking forward to the paperback edition of this novel, first printed as a hardcover on March 19, 2013 by Simon and Schuster. What new release are you waiting for?


  1. I do want to read this one as well --great pick

  2. I have not heard of this one. Great add to my TBR list for sure! Thanks so much for sharing and also for stopping by earlier!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree

  3. This looks very good! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's MY WOW POST

  4. I've never heard of this one! But it has a pretty cover, and the synopsis really pulls you in. Gerat pick!

    Stop by my WoW

  5. This studies of cultures meeting up have so much potential. Since it takes place in what I consider the very recent past that kind of adds appeal as for me as I at least understand one of the cultures very well. If you post on this one I am curious as to what you will think.

  6. Oleander Girl sounds like an interesting one and pretty cover as well.


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