The Henna Artist
ISBN: 0778309452
EAN13: 9780778309451
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 3, 2020
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.141732" H x 9.251968" L x 6.377953" W
Weight: 0.3527396 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELER

A RESE WITHERSPON x HELO SUNSHINE BOK CLUB PICK

Eloquent and moving.Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.--
Publishers Weekly

Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman's struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.

Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist--and confidante--to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own.

Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow--a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully Read More chevron_right

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