HPL Quarterly

A Talk & Tasting featuring

Houston’s Own Chitra Divakaruni

and Houston Chronicle reporter Lisa Gray

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 7 PM
Houston Chronicle office | 4747 Southwest Freeway, 77027
Light bites and book signing! This event is free to attend. Reserve Your Seat Today!

Chitra is bringing her latest novel Before We Visit the Goddess, in which she explores the relationships between mothers and daughters and the different kinds of love that bind us across generations. This work captures the gorgeous complexity of multi-generational and transcontinental bonds, sweeping across the twentieth century from the countryside of Bengal, India, to the streets of Houston, Texas.  It's an extraordinary journey told through a sparkling symphony of male and female voices.


About the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning and bestselling author, poet, activist and teacher of writing. Her work has been published in over 50 magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and her writing has been included in over 50 anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories, the O.Henry Prize Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her books have been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Bengali, Russian and Japanese, and many of them have been used for campus-wide and city-wide reads. Several of her works have been made into films and plays. She lives in Houston with her husband Murthy and has two sons, Anand and Abhay, who are in college.  Connect with Chitra on Facebook!

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