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One amazing thing, Chitra Divakaruni

Label
One amazing thing
Title
One amazing thing
Statement of responsibility
Chitra Divakaruni
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When an earthquake hits, nine men and women of diverse ages and backgrounds are trapped in an Indian consulate. Cameron, an African American Vietnam vet, takes charge, striving to keep them safe. College student Uma, who brought along The Canterbury Tales to read while waiting for clerk Malathi and her boss Mangalam to process her papers, suggests that they each tell an important story from their lives. Their tales of heartbreak and revelation are nuanced and riveting as Divakaruni takes fresh measure of the transcendent power of stories and the pilgrimage tradition. True, the nine, including an older couple, a young Muslim man, and a Chinese Indian grandmother and her granddaughter, are captives of a disaster, but they are also pilgrims of the spirit, seeking one amazing thing affirming that life, for all its pain, is miraculous. -- Booklist
Summary
When nine disparate characters are trapped together after an earthquake, each of them takes a turn telling "one amazing thing" about his or her life
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
334663
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I86
LC item number
O64 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earthquakes
  • East Indians
  • Disaster victims
  • Storytelling
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
One amazing thing, Chitra Divakaruni
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes conversation with author and reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition paperback.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781401340995
Lccn
2009024239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)674694416
  • (OCoLC)ocn674694416
  • 489398
Label
One amazing thing, Chitra Divakaruni
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes conversation with author and reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition paperback.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781401340995
Lccn
2009024239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)674694416
  • (OCoLC)ocn674694416
  • 489398

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