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The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Nov 12, 2008

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** spoiler alert ** Her novel re-orients the original story - repackaged a Hindu legend for contemporary female readership, Panchaali, whose birth was accompanied by spirits announcing she would change the course of history. Her confidingly frank first-person narration owns up to a mass of flaws: pride, jealousy, arrogance, stubbornness, vanity, self-absorption, and (most threatening) unfulfilled romantic yearnings.. charming novel...
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message 1: by Chad (new)

Chad NB, thanks for the note and insight. it may be the first book i end up reading thanks to a friend's summary on Greads.

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