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Oleander Girl - A Novel

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

From the bestselling author of The Mistress of Spices, a sweeping, suspenseful, atmospheric coming-of-age novel about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life. Beloved by critics and readers, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Junot Diaz as a "brilliant storyteller" and by People magazine as a "skilled cartographer of the heart." Now, Divakaruni returns with her most gripping novel yet. Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy is the scion of a distinguished Kolkata family and has enjoyed a privileged, sheltered childhood with her adoring grandparents. But she is troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents' death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found hidden in her mother's book of poetry. Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents', and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family. But shortly after their engagement, a heart attack kills Korobi's grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi's past. Shattered by this discovery and by her grandparents' betrayal, Korobi undertakes a courageous search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic, often startling journey will finally thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life.

From the bestselling author of The Mistress of Spices, a sweeping, suspenseful, atmospheric coming-of-age novel about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life. Beloved by critics and readers, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Junot Diaz as a "brilliant storyteller" and by People magazine as a "skilled cartographer of the heart." Now, Divakaruni returns with her most gripping novel yet. Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy is the scion of a distinguished Kolkata family and has enjoyed a privileged, sheltered childhood with her adoring grandparents. But she is troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents' death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found hidden in her mother's book of poetry. Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents', and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family. But shortly after their engagement, a heart attack kills Korobi's grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi's past. Shattered by this discovery and by her grandparents' betrayal, Korobi undertakes a courageous search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic, often startling journey will finally thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From the bestselling author of The Mistress of Spices, a sweeping, suspenseful, atmospheric coming-of-age novel about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life. Beloved by critics and readers, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Junot Diaz as a "brilliant storyteller" and by People magazine as a "skilled cartographer of the heart." Now, Divakaruni returns with her most gripping novel yet. Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy is the scion of a distinguished Kolkata family and has enjoyed a privileged, sheltered childhood with her adoring grandparents. But she is troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents' death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found hidden in her mother's book of poetry. Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents', and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family. But shortly after their engagement, a heart attack kills Korobi's grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi's past. Shattered by this discovery and by her grandparents' betrayal, Korobi undertakes a courageous search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic, often startling journey will finally thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sneha Mathan

Length:

11h 42m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:07