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Sister of my heart
by Chitra Banerjee Ddivakaruni | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Smily of Rheinfelden, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 1/29/2004
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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8 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Smily from Rheinfelden, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, January 29, 2004

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Following her beautiful and magical debut, }The Mistress Of Spices{, Divakaruni's second novel focuses on two cousins. Sudha and Anju are closer than sisters, but when both their fathers die a family secret is revealed that speeds the two towards marriage. Despite all their training, and with one of them in America, nothing has prepared them for their new lives.

 


Journal Entry 2 by Primel75 from Rheinfelden, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, January 29, 2006

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The book is here now 


Journal Entry 3 by Primel75 at Per Post (Rheinfelden) in -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, January 29, 2006

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Released 12 yrs ago (1/29/2006 UTC) at Per Post (Rheinfelden) in -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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Reist mit einem Büchercarepaket zu vinterstorm. 


Journal Entry 4 by vinterstorm from Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, February 10, 2006

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Im Paket erhalten... mal schauen, wo es landen wird :) 


Journal Entry 5 by Urla from Galway, Co. Galway Ireland on Thursday, April 12, 2007

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With me! It was a part of 7. German BookXerpting. A great surprise, cause I considered buying "The Mistress of Spices" just the other day. 


Journal Entry 6 by Urla from Galway, Co. Galway Ireland on Sunday, March 02, 2008

8 out of 10

Born in the big old Calcutta house on the same tragic night that both their fathers were mysteriously lost, Sudha and Anju are cousins. Closer even than sisters, they share clothes, worries, dreams in the matriarchal Chatterjee household. But when Sudha discovers a terrible secret about the past, their mutual loyalty is sorely tested.

A family crisis forces their mothers to start the serious business of arranging the girls' marriages, and the pair is torn apart. Sudha moves to her new family's home in rural Bengal, while Anju joins her immigrant husband in California. Although they have both been trained to be perfect wives, nothing has prepared them for the pain, as well as the joy, that each will have to face in her new life.

Steeped in the mysticism of ancient tales, this jewel-like novel shines its light on the bonds of family, on love and loss, against the realities of traditional marriage in modern times.

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a master-storyteller! A wonderful novel with great characters. I really have to read "The Mistress of Spices" soon!

Find a more detailed review in my blog (German only).

This book is part of my "1 year of my life = 1 country = 5 books"-Challenge (4th book for India). 


Journal Entry 7 by Urla at Diez, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Friday, July 18, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (7/18/2008 UTC) at Diez, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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This book will travel with my Spotlight: Asien I BookBox. 


Journal Entry 8 by merkur007 from Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Monday, August 24, 2009

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Ich nehme es aus der Box.


P.S. Und dann war ich doch zu faul, ein Buch auf Englisch zu lesen und habe es im Bücherschrank Bockenheim der Allegmeinheit zur Verfügung gestellt. Schneller als ich den Release-Eintrag machen konnte, kam auch schon der JE. Vielen Dank! 


Journal Entry 9 by opatios at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Habe das Buch heute im öffentlichen Bücherschrank in Frankfurt-Bockenheim gefunden; es wird bald weiterreisen!

Found the book in the public bookcase Frankfurt-Bockenheim this evening. It will travel on very soon.
 


Journal Entry 10 by opatios at -- Per Post/Persönliche Weitergabe--, Hessen Germany on Friday, December 16, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (12/17/2011 UTC) at -- Per Post/Persönliche Weitergabe--, Hessen Germany

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Dieses Buch macht sich nun auf den Weg nach Berlin. Es folgt einem Aufruf, die OBCZ TU-Berlin mit englischsprachigen Büchern zu versorgen.

This book is now heading for Berlin, following a call for supplying the OBCZ TU-Berlin with books in english language.
 


Journal Entry 11 by wingOBCZ-Mensa-TU-Bwing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Friday, December 30, 2011

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Dieses Buch liegt jetzt hier im öffentlich zugänglichen Regal bereit, um mitgenommen zu werden. Dem Finder wünsche ich viel Spaß beim Lesen.
Ich freue mich, wenn Du es anschließend wieder weitergibst.

Essenszeiten sind wochentags von 11:00-14:30 Uhr, danach ist der Raum noch bis 17:30 Uhr offen, man muß dann allerdings die hintere Treppe nehmen. Es handelt sich um eine OBCZ - eine offizielle Bookcrossing-Zone mit vielen weiteren rgistrierten und unregistrierten Büchern, Link: http://bookcrossing.com/myshelf/OBCZ-Mensa-TU-B .

Liebe/r Finderin/Finder,
wenn wir Bookcrosser Bücher freilassen, dann tun wir das, um anderen eine Freude zu machen!
Und das allerschönste am Bookcrossing ist, wenn eine Finderin/ein Finder einen Eintrag zu dem Buch macht und wir so eine Rückmeldung bekommen: wo das Buch gefunden wurde, wie es der Leserin/dem Leser gefiel und wie die Reise des Buches anschließend weitergeht.

Die Finderin/der Finder kann dabei völlig anonym bleiben!!

Wenn Ihr Euch anmeldet und so auch direkt mit uns in Kontakt treten, gezielt nach Büchern fragen könnt, bekommt dabei niemand die E-Mail-Adresse. Sie ist nur zum Anmelden. Angeschrieben werden kann man nur über ein Kontaktformular auf dieser Internetseite über den Nick-Namen (auch das kann man "ausstellen")

Doch nun wünsche ich dem Buch eine gute Reise und Dir eine schöne Zeit beim Lesen!  


Journal Entry 12 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Berlin, Berlin Germany on Sunday, October 16, 2016

6 out of 10

A bit disappointed in the end, this book doesn't meet the quality of Mistress of Spices, I find. But it is colourful and interesting nevertheless.
I caught it in Berlin in the Mensa of TU Berlin, not it is in Cairo, Egypt, where i will release it in a café (Four Fat Ladies in Zamalek).
Gabriele 


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