The Mistress of Spices: A Novel
A classic work of magical realism, this bestselling novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni tells the story of Tilo, a young woman from another time who has a gift for the mystical art of spices.
Now immortal, and living in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman, Tilo has set up shop in Oakland, California, where she administers curatives to her customers. But when she's surprised by an unexpected romance with a handsome stranger, she must choose 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tkcs - www.librarything.com
I really liked her book Sister of My Heart, and enjoyed (just a little less) it's sequel, The Vine of Desire. I've read some reviews that compare Mistress of Spices to Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate. I liked that very much so I'm giving Mistress a try. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
This is a modern-day fairy tale, and like all fairy tales there is a lesson (or several) to be learned. Reminiscent of "Like Water for Chocolate." Makes me wish I knew more about spice lore and Indian ... Read full review