Queen of Dreams
Queen of Dreams
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9781400030446, 340pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2005
From the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and cultural identity. Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with her relationship with ex-husband Sonny, a hip Bay Area DJ, and with her dream-teller mother, who has rarely spoken about her past or her native India. Rakhi has her hands full, juggling a creative dry spell, raising her daughter, and trying to save the Berkeley teahouse she and her best friend Belle own. But greater challenges are to come. When a national tragedy turns her world upside down and Rakhi needs her mother’s strength and wisdom more than ever, she loses her in a freak car accident. But uncovering her mother’s dream journals allows Rakhi to discover her mother’s long-kept secrets and sacrifices–and ultimately to confront her fears, forge a new relationship with her father, and revisit Sonny’s place in her heart.
"Will resonate with anyone who has struggled with modern love, mores and parenthood." --USA Today“Enchants as much with its flashes of fancy as it does with its fresh spin on cultural identity, family, and redemption.” --Entertainment Weekly“Divakaruni’s book shines . . . in its examination of the subtle, extrasensory connections between mothers and daughters that continue to develop even after death divides them.”--Los Angeles Times“Magical. . . . In lyrical, poetic prose, Divakaruni manages to be hopeful without offering false reassurances, showing how identity--both individual and communal--is equally shaped by loss and creation.” --San Francisco Chronicle"A masala of page-turning addiction." —The Baltimore Sun