Before We Visit the Goddess

Before We Visit the Goddess

Large Print - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
Three generations of Indian women discover their greatest source of strength in one another--from a baker's daughter who dreams of an impossible education, to the daughter who confronts her independence in America, to the granddaughter who learns lessonsabout freedom and heartbreak.

Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781410492104
Branch Call Number: LP FIC DIV
Characteristics: 357 p. ;,23 cm.


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Oct 24, 2017

Focusing on three generations of women, Divakaruni’s novel moves from Bengal India to the United States. Each generation must discover the strength within themselves to be successful and happy. Sabitri, grew up in rural Bengal. She is given the chance to go to college to become a teacher. She marries and becomes the dutiful Indian wife. On her husband’s death, she is forced to create a way to survive for both she and her daughter. Bela, the daughter, runs away to America to marry a man Sabitri doesn’t like. Her daughter, Tara, continues the cycle of unhappiness before finding happiness, and reconciliation with her mother.

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