Divakaruni often focuses on the balance between two worlds -
most often the world of Indian immigrants struggling to assimilate themselves
into American life. While not moving away from this entirely, in Queen of
Dreams she takes a somewhat different tack in order to explore the gulf
between a mother able to interpret dreams and a daughter attempting to
understand her. Like so many novels written by Indian-American writers this one is set in California, Berkeley to be precise. Rakhi Gupta is a
thirty-something artist going through the usual traumas of family and career;
things are getting so bad that she's desperate enough to turn to her mother, a
dream reader (someone who can inhabit someone's else's dreams and interpret
them) for help.
However, before she can do so her mother is killed in a car accident and, her father, who was also in the car,...
The Kopp Sisters Return!
One of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs returns in another gripping adventure based on fact.
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