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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ RHUK
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780552996709

About the Book

Tilo, an immigrant from India, runs a spice shop in Oakland, California. While she supplies the ingredients for curries and kormas, she also dispenses wisdom and the appropriate spice: for Tilo is a Mistress of Spices, a priestess of the secret magical powers of spices.

To those who visit her shop, Tilo prescribes coriander for the restoration of sight, chilli for the cleansing of evil, fenugreek for the pain of rejection. But when a lonely American ventures into the store, a troubled Tilo cannot find the correct spice, for he arouses in her a forbidden desire - which if she follows will destroy her magical powers.

Compelling and lyrical, full of heady scents and with more than a touch of humour, this novel explores the clash between East and West even as it unveils the universal mysteries of the human heart.

About the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of the Women's Prize-shortlisted The Mistress of Spices and other award-winning, bestselling books including Sister of My Heart and Arranged Marriage. Her books have been translated into 29 languages, and several of her works have been made into films and plays. Born in India, she lives in Houston with her husband and two sons.

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