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Publisher's Summary

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.

Various narrators.

©2009 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • swambold
  • Henrico, VA United States
  • 04-14-16

Creative Copiing

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.

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An ok way to kill some time

Is there anything you would change about this book?

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.

Would you recommend One Amazing Thing to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not. I can only think of one who might try this book.

How could the performance have been better?

Realistic, consistent accents would have helped - REALISTIC, CONSISTANT. Not just a smidge with nothing but the hope to help non native speakers.better understand.

Could you see One Amazing Thing being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Sue
  • HOUSTON, TX, United States
  • 11-07-12

How to deal with immediate "disaster"!

What made the experience of listening to One Amazing Thing the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed her voices and how the story came together.

What did you like best about this story?

The stories that people shared.

Which scene was your favorite?

The discovery of the smoking in the restroom.

If you could take any character from One Amazing Thing out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I liked them all.

Any additional comments?

I read it twice and may read it again. It's lovely.

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Everyone should listen to this book

This is one of my all-time favorite stories. I love the narrators, the story, and the setting. I have recommended it to numerous friends and family and everyone has loved it!