Before We Visit the Goddess

Before We Visit the Goddess

Book - 2016
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"A new novel from the author of Oleander Girl, a novel in stories, built around crucial moments in the lives of 3 generations of women in an Indian/Indian-American Family"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476792002
1476792003
Characteristics: 210 pages

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brangwinn
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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