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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 Tyger (Annotated)
William Blake - 2011-07-30 (first published in 1789)
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"Tiger, tiger, burning brightIn the forests of the night,What immortal hand or eyeCould frame thy fearful symmetry?"...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
2022-05-23T01:38:26.000Z
Continuing with favorite poets--here's #Blake, with his amazing "The Tyger." I read it first in high school and was blown away. I admire it just as much today. What's a favorite book or poem from your schooldays that you still love? #poetry #schooldays #memory #book      source
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Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott - 1995-08-31 (first published in 1994)
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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
2022-05-20T18:49:53.000Z
This is such a great book.I recommend it strongly. It was 1 of the first books on writing that I read & I learned so much from it. @ANNELAMOTT has a super sense of humor. #books #WritingLife #birdbybird      source
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The Winter of the Witch
A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)
Katherine Arden - 2019-10-01
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Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen. The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl d...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
2021-08-03T06:19:28.000Z
Loved reading your #Winternight trilogy, @arden_katherine! Friends, if you like fantasy, I highly recommend these books, a wonderful mix of fairy tale and Russian history.      source
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The Girl in the Tower
A Novel (Winternight Trilogy Book 2)
Katherine Arden - 2017-12-05
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The Bear and the Nightingale, Katherine Arden’s enchanting first novel, introduced readers to an irresistible heroine. Vasilisa has grown up at the edge of a Russian wilderness, where snowdrifts reach the eaves of her family’s wooden house and there is truth in the fairy tales told around the fire. Vasilisa’s gift for seeing what others do not won ...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
2021-08-03T06:19:28.000Z
Loved reading your #Winternight trilogy, @arden_katherine! Friends, if you like fantasy, I highly recommend these books, a wonderful mix of fairy tale and Russian history.      source
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The Bear and the Nightingale
A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)
Katherine Arden - 2017-06-27
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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who...
Chitra B. Divakaruni
2021-08-03T06:19:28.000Z
Loved reading your #Winternight trilogy, @arden_katherine! Friends, if you like fantasy, I highly recommend these books, a wonderful mix of fairy tale and Russian history.      source
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House of Light
Mary Oliver - 1992-04-08 (first published in 1990)
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Winner of a 1991 Christopher AwardWinner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book AwardThis collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity....
Chitra B. Divakaruni
2021-06-06T23:09:22.000Z
Poetry that I recommend: House of Light by Mary Oliver. Also any books by Tagore, Ramanujan and Nissim Ezekiel.      source
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The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - 2000-05-15 (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
2021-02-21T16:51:54.000Z
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
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His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman - 2011-10-01 (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
2020-12-15T16:48:01.000Z
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 - 2003-05-27 (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
2020-12-15T16:48:01.000Z
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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Ahalya
Sati Series I
Koral Dasgupta - 2020-08-21
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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
2020-08-17T06:35:03.000Z
Enjoyed this book!      source
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