Winner of a Pushcart Prize for poetry and an American Book Award for her short stories, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores themes of women, immigration, and her vibrant Indian culture to great effect. Divakaruni expands on these ideas in One Amazing Thing, a project long in the making and full of electric prose.
©2009 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
Bibliomaniac and singer
What do nine people do when they e trapped in a building damaged by an earthquake? When they are antagonized by each other, how do they move to a better position? They focus on each other's stories and learn to care about each other. This is one amazing book.
I don't look anything like that figurine, just love the fact that she's holding a book like that.
I would hire a woman who can do a consistent and realistic Indian accent, a man with the same and an African American man to do the different parts. The "fake but clear" accents here - do nothing for me. The performance was not 5 stars for me at all.
Probably not. I can only think of one who might try this book.
Realistic, consistent accents would have helped - REALISTIC, CONSISTANT. Not just a smidge with nothing but the hope to help non native speakers.better understand.
Yes, I can see this being made into a made for TV movie -like Lifetime. I dont know who I would cast - perhaps a whole crew of newcomers.
Some of the sentences in this book, give me hope that I can write my own. I really love Divakaruni's other work. This one, not too much. Of all of the stories shared none were particularly fresh orginal or unpredictable. I will read divakaruni agan though.
I enjoyed her voices and how the story came together.
The stories that people shared.
The discovery of the smoking in the restroom.
I liked them all.
I read it twice and may read it again. It's lovely.
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