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Sister of My Heart - A Novel

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family. Sudha is startlingly beautiful; Anju is not. Despite those differences, since the day on which the two girls were born, the same day their fathers died-mysteriously and violently-Sudha and Anju have been sisters of the heart. Bonded in ways even their mothers cannot comprehend, the two girls grow into womanhood as if their fates as well as their hearts were merged. But, when Sudha learns a dark family secret, that connection is shattered. For the first time in their lives, the girls know what it is to feel suspicion and distrust. Urged into arranged marriages, Sudha and Anju's lives take opposite turns. Sudha becomes the dutiful daughter-in-law of a rigid small-town household. Anju goes to America with her new husband and learns to live her own life of secrets. When tragedy strikes each of them, however, they discover that despite distance and marriage, they have only each other to turn to. Set in the two worlds of San Francisco and India, this exceptionally moving novel tells a story at once familiar and exotic, seducing listeners from the first page with the lush prose we have come to expect from Divakaruni. Sister of My Heart is a novel destined to become as widely beloved as it is acclaimed.

Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family. Sudha is startlingly beautiful; Anju is not. Despite those differences, since the day on which the two girls were born, the same day their fathers died-mysteriously and violently-Sudha and Anju have been sisters of the heart. Bonded in ways even their mothers cannot comprehend, the two girls grow into womanhood as if their fates as well as their hearts were merged. But, when Sudha learns a dark family secret, that connection is shattered. For the first time in their lives, the girls know what it is to feel suspicion and distrust. Urged into arranged marriages, Sudha and Anju's lives take opposite turns. Sudha becomes the dutiful daughter-in-law of a rigid small-town household. Anju goes to America with her new husband and learns to live her own life of secrets. When tragedy strikes each of them, however, they discover that despite distance and marriage, they have only each other to turn to. Set in the two worlds of San Francisco and India, this exceptionally moving novel tells a story at once familiar and exotic, seducing listeners from the first page with the lush prose we have come to expect from Divakaruni. Sister of My Heart is a novel destined to become as widely beloved as it is acclaimed.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family. Sudha is startlingly beautiful; Anju is not. Despite those differences, since the day on which the two girls were born, the same day their fathers died-mysteriously and violently-Sudha and Anju have been sisters of the heart. Bonded in ways even their mothers cannot comprehend, the two girls grow into womanhood as if their fates as well as their hearts were merged. But, when Sudha learns a dark family secret, that connection is shattered. For the first time in their lives, the girls know what it is to feel suspicion and distrust. Urged into arranged marriages, Sudha and Anju's lives take opposite turns. Sudha becomes the dutiful daughter-in-law of a rigid small-town household. Anju goes to America with her new husband and learns to live her own life of secrets. When tragedy strikes each of them, however, they discover that despite distance and marriage, they have only each other to turn to. Set in the two worlds of San Francisco and India, this exceptionally moving novel tells a story at once familiar and exotic, seducing listeners from the first page with the lush prose we have come to expect from Divakaruni. Sister of My Heart is a novel destined to become as widely beloved as it is acclaimed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julia Whelan

Length:

11h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

29:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

42:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:20