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Chitra Divakaruni

Originally posted December 2004

Queen of Dreams

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When a young woman's mother dies in a mysterious accident, she finds it suddenly urgent to unlock the secrets her mother kept, about the double life she may have been leading, in Chitra Divakaruni's novel. It was an unusual gift that Rakhi's mother, Mrs. Gupta, had -- the ability to interpret dreams.

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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.

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