The possibility of change, of starting anew, in this stunning beautiful and poignant collection of short stories, is at once terrifying and filled with promise.For those Indian-born women living new lives in America, independence is a mixed blessing.It means walking the tightrope between old treasured beliefs and surprising newfound desires, and understanding the emotions which that conflict brings.Together these stories create a tapestry of existence as colourful, as delicate and as enduring as the finest silk sari.
As irresistible as the impulse which leads her characters to surface to maturity, raising their heads above the floods of silver ignorance
'Ravishingly beautiflu stories...Divakaruni not only conveys emotions with stunning accuracy, she also transforms the outer world into reflections of the soul'
'These exquisite stories entice us with the author's gift of storytelling and her characters' originality, independence and insight'
'Young and old, male and female, east and west, modern and traditional, all elements blend in this exquisite collection...sensitive, elegant and beautifully descriptive'