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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 came up with the idea of memory, finding old memory, finding memory in a deceased personís body. And of course, the portal to memory is that eighteen seconds of information that all human beings have as short-term memory.

- George Shuman
18 Seconds


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