Wednesday, April 11, 2012

One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni

The latest book by this award-winning storyteller is a modern-day Canterbury Tales. 
Cover image"One Amazing Thing" is the theme of each of the stories told by the characters in this ensemble tale.  The nine pilgrims to India are trapped by an earthquake in a visa office and bare their souls to each other as they await rescue.  Graduate student Uma is the main storyteller, as the stories are channeled through her.  Although the reader may not like all the characters, their stories are compelling, and the reader can't help but ponder what story he would tell in a similiar situation.

If you like this book, you may want to read the following books:
"The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel
"The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri


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