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Chitra Divakaruni


Queen of Dreams
2004

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Chitra Divakaruni is an award-winning and bestselling novelist and poet. She is the author of fourteen books in all, including the short story collection The Unknown Errors of Our Lives and the novels Sister of My Heart, The Mistress of Spices, Queen of Dreams, and The Palace of Illusions. Two of her novels have been made into movies. Her writings have appeared in more than fifty magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker.


I wanted to do something dealing with women and women's issues, and as I was writing the book and got to know the characters more, I thought, whoa, these women are messed up! What's wrong with them? But then I got to know them a little more and I thought, there's some of me in every single one of these women! I'm really messed up now!

- Michelle Stimpson
Divas of Damascus Road


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