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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.
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The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - May 15, 2000 (first published in 1943)
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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as clo...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Feb 21, 2021
This is a beautiful book. I have read it many times and shared it with my family and friends, too. A perfect book for adults & older children. #Reading #classic      source
His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman - Oct 01, 2011 (first published in 2000)
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Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a ...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Dec 15, 2020
My favorite fantasy novels which I gave my sons at a similar age: The Golden Compass trilogy by Philip Pullman (also known as His Dark Materials. So well written. I enjoyed it as much as they did. #fantasy #youngadult #BookRecommendations      source
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His Dark Materials
The Amber Spyglass (Book 3)
Philip Pullman - May 27, 2003 (first published in 2000)
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Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures began in The Golden Compass and continued in The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from the armored bear Iorek Byrnison and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone bui...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Dec 15, 2020
My favorite fantasy novels which I gave my sons at a similar age: The Golden Compass trilogy by Philip Pullman (also known as His Dark Materials. So well written. I enjoyed it as much as they did. #fantasy #youngadult #BookRecommendations      source
Ahalya
Sati Series I
Koral Dasgupta - Aug 21, 2020
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‘Lyrical and poetic ... enthralling’ BIBEK DEBROY‘A magical and thought-provoking adventure, Ahalya will intrigue and mesmerize readers’ CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI‘An enigmatic tale about purity, chastity, seduction and redemption’ NAMITA GOKHALE‘Brilliant and intriguing’ ANAND NEELAKANTANIt is known that Ahalya was cursed by her husband, Gautam, f...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Aug 17, 2020
Enjoyed this book!      source
The Art Lesson
Tomie Depaola - Dec 21, 2001 (first published in 1989)
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Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of "rules", he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the "rules" makes a wonderfully perc...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Mar 31, 2020
I love his books. I read Strega Nona to my children when they were little and they loved it too. #RIP. #amreading #ChildrensBooks      source
Strega Nona
An Old Tale Retold
Tomie Depaola - Aug 01, 1975
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Strega Nona -- "Grandma Witch" -- is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic ver...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Mar 31, 2020
I love his books. I read Strega Nona to my children when they were little and they loved it too. #RIP. #amreading #ChildrensBooks      source
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The Liberation of Sita
Volga - Feb 01, 2018
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BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering....
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Mar 26, 2020
Here it is: My recommended #Reading list for you to enjoy during #quarantine & #StayHomeStaySafe: 5 Wonderful books by Volga, Elizabeth Strout, Amitav Ghosh, Chimamanda Adichie, and the Dalai Lama. Take a look! #whattoread      source
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Mar 04, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Mar 26, 2020
Here it is: My recommended #Reading list for you to enjoy during #quarantine & #StayHomeStaySafe: 5 Wonderful books by Volga, Elizabeth Strout, Amitav Ghosh, Chimamanda Adichie, and the Dalai Lama. Take a look! #whattoread      source
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The Art of Happiness
A Handbook for Living
Dalai Lama - Oct 01, 2009 (first published in 1998)
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An updated edition of a beloved classic, the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize ...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Mar 26, 2020
Here it is: My recommended #Reading list for you to enjoy during #quarantine & #StayHomeStaySafe: 5 Wonderful books by Volga, Elizabeth Strout, Amitav Ghosh, Chimamanda Adichie, and the Dalai Lama. Take a look! #whattoread      source
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Sea of Poppies
A Novel (The Ibis Trilogy)
Amitav Ghosh - Sep 29, 2009 (first published in 2008)
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The first in an epic trilogy, Sea of Poppies is "a remarkably rich saga . . . which has plenty of action and adventure à la Dumas, but moments also of Tolstoyan penetration--and a drop or two of Dickensian sentiment" (The Observer [London]).At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Ind...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Mar 26, 2020
Here it is: My recommended #Reading list for you to enjoy during #quarantine & #StayHomeStaySafe: 5 Wonderful books by Volga, Elizabeth Strout, Amitav Ghosh, Chimamanda Adichie, and the Dalai Lama. Take a look! #whattoread      source
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Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout - Sep 30, 2008
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At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
Mar 26, 2020
Here it is: My recommended #Reading list for you to enjoy during #quarantine & #StayHomeStaySafe: 5 Wonderful books by Volga, Elizabeth Strout, Amitav Ghosh, Chimamanda Adichie, and the Dalai Lama. Take a look! #whattoread      source