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The mistress of spices

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Macmillan Heinemann ELT, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A magic realism tale on Tilo, a woman from India who is given immortality by the gods as long as she remains chaste. In her old age Tilo ends up in California, running a spice shop and helping immigrants. One day enters Raven, a handsome American, and Tilo transforms herself into a beautiful woman for a night of love. Now she must pay the price.
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Fantastic fiction
Fiction
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
ISBN: 1405073276 9781405073271
OCLC Number: 156542997
Notes: Macmillan Readers: Upper level.
Description: 95 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ; retold by Anne Collins.

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Tilo owns a shop in Oakland, California, where she sells herbs and spices. But Tilo isn't just a shopkeeper, she is also the Mistress of Spices. With her knowledge of their secret powers this high  Read more...

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"An unusual, clever, and often exquisite first novel...The result is rather as if Isabel Allende met Laura Esquivel.""--Los Angeles Times""Divakaruni's prose is so pungent that it stains the page, Read more...

 
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