The Tree Bride

The Tree Bride

Product ID: 30346

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Author: Bharati Mukherjee
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 295
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129117991


After the firebombing of her San Francisco house, Tara Chatterjee is compelled to search for her roots.

In tracing the story of her great-great-aunt Tara Lata, who at the age of five was married to a tree in India, the narrator discovers an ancestry that informs her future as much as it has shaped her past. The Tree Bride is a new kind of novel about a new kind of American, an exploration of heritage and identity.


“Mukherjee’s rendering of the bitterness of lost empire is compelling.”
--- Suzy Hanson, The New York Times Book Review

“The Tree Bride occasionally recalls the work of Gabrial Garcia Marrques and Jorge Luis Borges… when we arrive at the tree bride’s life story, we drink it down with all the pride and curiosity of this book’s lost but found heroine.”
--- John Freeman, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Mukherjee introduced the Tree Bride in her last spellbinding novel, Desirable Daughter. [She] is a virtuoso in the crafting of Shrewd, hilarious, suspenseful, and significant cross-cultural dramas.”
--- Donna Seaman, Booklist

“Mukjerjee is a Master at aerating magical mysterious stories.”
--- Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

“A deeply satisfying and eloquently told story.”
--- Joanne Skerrett, The Boston Globe