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From the bestselling author of One Amazing Thing, Oleander Girl is a sweeping, suspenseful, atmospheric coming-of-age novel about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life.

Orphaned at birth, seventeen-year-old Korobi Roy is the scion of a distinguished Kolkata family and has enjoyed a privileged, sheltered childhood with her adoring grandparents. But she is troubled by the silence that surrounds her parents’ death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: a love note she found hidden in her mother’s book of poetry. Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family.

But shortly after their engagement, a heart attack kills Korobi’s grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi’s past. Shattered by this discovery, Korobi undertakes a courageous search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic, often startling journey will finally thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chitra Divakaruni is such an elegant writer, one who makes the reader feel not only engaged and entertained but a bit elevated, too. I’ve been a fan of Divakaruni’s work for a long time; this book keeps me one.” 

    Elizabeth Berg, New York Times bestselling author of Tapestry of Fortunes

  • “Oleander Girl is a riveting and powerful exploration of family secrets, betrayal, love, and ultimately, the search for self. Divakaruni paints colorful characters on a rich tapestry of modern India, all still haunted by the past.”  

    Shilpi Somaya Gowda, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Daughter

  • “An entrancing storyteller with an unerring moral compass, Divakaruni has created a superbly well-plotted, charming, yet hard-hitting novel of family, marriage, and class, a veritable Indian Jane Austen novel spiked with racial prejudice and religious violence…From baneful secrets, poisonous misunderstandings and conflicts, and transcendent love, Divakaruni has forged another tender, wise, and resonant page-turner.” 

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  • “Like an Indian Maeve Binchy, Divakaruni offers an entertaining…read.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “I found it impossible to set this novel down once I picked it up. Chitra Divakaruni confronts the hard truths about love, loss, grief, redemption, and the choices we make in a family saga that reads like a detective novel.”  

    Thrity Umrigar, author of The World We Found and The Space between Us

  • “Oleander Girl is elegant and classic but also vivid and immediate…There is poetry on these pages but also the burning-on-both-ends urgency of a page turner. Gorgeous and exciting, this is a wonderful novel.” 

    Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow

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