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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Sister of My Heart comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and cultural identity.

Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with her relationship with ex-husband Sonny, a hip Bay Area DJ, and with her dreamteller mother, who has rarely spoken about her past or her native India. Rakhihas her hands full, juggling a creative dry spell, raising her daughter, and trying to save the Berkeley teahouse she and her best friend, Belle, own. But greater challenges are to come. When a national tragedy turns her world upside down and Rakhi needs her mother’s strength and wisdom more than ever, she loses her in a freak car accident. But uncovering her mother’s dream journals allows Rakhi to discover her mother's long-kept secrets and sacrifices - and ultimately to confront her fears, forge a new relationship with her father, and revisit Sonny's place in her heart.

©2004 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Engaging tale of family relationships

Finished in 3 days. It's a story that includes an intricate weave if family and culture with a hint of magic. Loved the narration.

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Dream Time

I enjoyed this book. I didn't really care for the main character, but the story that unfolded was interesting and kept me listening. The narrator is great, except for the little girl's voice as mentioned by another reviewer. I could have done without the dream journal entries that had nothing to do with the story, but those were pretty few. I thought the book had a good balance of mystic and realistic themes.

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Too metaphysical

I didn't identify with any of these characters. The story line was so so, but I really didn't like all the metaphysical weirdness. I also got tired of listening to the narrator's interpretation of the little girl's voice which was a constant whine. Not this author's best work in my opinion.