Sister of My Heart
From the award-winning author of Mistress of Spices, the bestselling novel about the extraordinary bond between two women, and the family secrets and romantic jealousies that threaten to tear them apart.Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the... show more
From the award-winning author of Mistress of Spices, the bestselling novel about the extraordinary bond between two women, and the family secrets and romantic jealousies that threaten to tear them apart.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 readers 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.
Publish date: January 18th 2000
Pages no: 322
Edition language: English
Sudha and Anju are cousins who are as close as sisters. They live in a house with the women they call their three mothers: their two biological mothers and an aunt. The family is one of the most privileged in Calcutta, until Sudha's father runs off with Anju's father in pursuit of a get-rich-quic...
Dedication: For those who told me storiesand those to whomI tell them now
This is a story about two young woman, Sudha and Anju, whose life were intertwined by horrible fate of their fathers. They have stark difference in characters, yet deeply in love with each other. In their sisterly relationship, one family secret disclosed has led Sudha to feel threatened emotionally...
The second book I've read by this author and it was very enjoyable. I really like the writing style she uses, though some of the plot was frustrating and even a bit depressing. I plan on reading the following book, "The Vine of Desire."