The Mistress of Spices (Paperback)
Anchor Books, 9780385482387, 352pp.
Publication Date: February 17, 1998
Now immortal, and living in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman, she's set up shop inOakland, California, where she administers curatives to her customers.But when she's surprised by an unexpected romancewith ahandsome stranger, she mustchoose between everlasting life and the vicissitudes of modern society.Spellbinding and hypnotizing, The Mistress of Spices is a tale of joy, sorrow, and one special woman's magical powers.
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Praise For The Mistress of Spices…
"An unusual, clever, and often exquisite first novel...The result is rather as if Isabel Allende met Laura Esquivel."
--Los Angeles Times
"Divakaruni's prose is so pungent that it stains the page, yet beneath the sighs and smells of this brand of magic realism she deftly introduces her true theme: how an ability to accommodate desire enlivens not only the individual heart but a society cornered by change."
--The New Yorker
"The Mistress of Spices is a dazzling tale of misbegotten dreams and desires, hopes and expectations, woven with poetry and storyteller magic."
"A splendid novel, beautifully conceived and crafted."