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  • The Mistress of Spices
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Italian
  • 04 December 2019
  • 9788806173180

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The Mistress of Spices Read & download ½ 102 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ò 2 Characters Read & download The Mistress of Spices Storia inizia in uno sperduto villaggio indiano dove la rapiscono i pirati attratti dai suoi arcani e misteriosi poteri per portarla su un'isola stregata e meravigliosa Lì Tilo apprende la magia delle spezie che in America le permet. Oh dear whatever one says is going to sound like damnation via faint praise Yes this is magical realism no it isn t as accomplished as the best examples in that genre Yes it is an occasionally beguiling love story no it isn t without its languors and flat spots Yes the end in particular keeps one turning pages to see what happens no it isn t uite as moving and powerful as this reader hoped it would be Entertaining enjoyable not life changing I felt the strongest passages weren t the magical realist touches but Tilo s everyday interactions with the largely Indian American clientele she serves I felt the least believable least convincing material was that having to do with Raven s back story In a way I almost longed for a straight up realist novel something along the lines of Sister of My Heart that focused on this woman and her community

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The Mistress of Spices Read & download ½ 102 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ò 2 Characters Read & download The Mistress of Spices Una vecchia signora indiana in una botteguccia di Oakland California con le sue mani nodose sfiora polveri e semi foglie e bacche alla ricerca del sapore più suisito o del sortilegio più sottile E' Tilo la Maga delle Spezie La sua. I probably wouldn t have read this if I hadn t been introduced to Ms Divakaruni by a former student who was taking a class from her and loved her I always feel as though I should read people s books if I ve met them which has gotten me stuck with some duds Fortunately this wasn t one of them With a writing style that s both conversational and lyrical Divakaruni engulfs you in a heady blend of mysticism romance and realism as complex and sensual as the spices she writes about The story takes place in a little shop in Oakland of all places where an old woman named Tilo sells spices Ostensibly she suggests spices to flavor dishes but secretly they treat the spiritual ailments of her customers Becausemystical background musicTilo isn t really an old woman she s an immortal Mistress of Spices in disguise endowed with special powers to see into people s souls and heal them through the spices that both aid and rule her The story of her magical apprenticeship you re not just born a Mistress of Spices is beautifully balanced with stories of her customers and their struggles with family love work or navigating a new country The storyline was unusual but almost as unexpected for me was to see Oakland as a city with interesting neighborhood characters not just as an ugly crime capital that I drive through only if I absolutely have to or if I miss the 680 turnoff and get stuck on 880 Anyway I thought this book was as delightful as it was intriguing

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The Mistress of Spices Read & download ½ 102 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ò 2 Characters Read & download The Mistress of Spices Terà di aiutare chi come lei si è lasciato l'India alle spalle Nella Bottega della Maga dunue sfilano vite e desideri fatiche e speranze d'immigrati e le spezie con i loro mille minuscoli occhi scrutano ogni gesto della loro signor. I picked the book up on a secondhand book sale and was intrigued by the spices which in retrospect should have been the protagonists in the tale But I always enjoyed the magic flavors of the huge Asian spice markets in South Africa where it is exhibited in heaps and weighed on ancient scales The memories of going to the Indian markets on a Saturday morning buying flowers fruit vegetables and magical spices combined with an everlasting curiosity about other cultures and stories got me bowing to the will of The Mistress of Spices The book yelled at me to buy it so to speak and I gracefully surrendered You ve got to believe a little bit in magic and fairy tales for this book But there is enough realism embedded in the story to keep you captured Add a cup of mysticism and a few pinches of romance and you ve got the Spice shop in Oakland California From the outside it is just another shop from an old Indian immigrant lady selling them However it is soon clear that these spices are not only the exotic culinary delights of the Indian cuisine that we loveThe lady of the shop s story begins in India a few centuries before where she is born as Nayan Tara not the prettiest of the children a gifted child who dominates the household since her magic powers enriches the family in their small village near the river She has difficult relationships with her family and wishes to remove herself from the situation She is kidnapped by pirates who soon submit themselves to her control calling her their ueen She lands up on an island where she becomes an apprentice Mistress of Spices Her name changes to Tila She get to know the secret powers of spices and that she will only be able to use those powers if she submits to the will of the spicesIt is with this name that she transcends into the modern world and opens the grocery shop in OaklandThere were strict rules in keeping her magic powers She knows that A good hand is not too light nor too heavy Light hands are the wind s creatures flung this way and that at its whim Heavy hands pulled downward by their own weight have no spirit They are only slabs of meat for the maggots waiting underground She was to not only serve and assist the immigrants from India but she was never to leave the shop or get involved in her customer s lives It worked uite well for her and her regular customers such as the Geetha family Lalitha Haroun Jagjit MrsAhuja But she has a rebellious nature and soon does the same for all her non Indian customers as well She listens to their life stories and mixes spices for them which enhances or change their lives completely She is dignified respectful aloof and subtely demands it in return She also tried to control her impatient nature in some incidencesThen an attractive man Raven half white half Native American The American as she calls him enters the shop His grandfather bestowed on him some mystical powers which his mother denied him He soon spills his guts to her about his childhood and his mother which is vastly different from the life she knew a totally different culture yet a similar kind of gifted background Due to his background he was able to recognize the beautiful young woman in the old lady s bodyHer sense of adventure as well as her rebellious nature kick in She cannot resist his charm which he relentlessly bestow on her and the magic of a very different kind beginsI tell myself I deserve dignity I deserve happinessShe does not lose her magic abilities only the power over the outcomes The potions turn nasty one mixture of chillies causes and earthuake when she tries to destroy it in the river Having the gift of magic does not mean that she is happy and when she tries to control her own destiny or make her own choices the repercussions are heavy My fault my fault A refrain so many women the world over have been taught to singThe potion which she mixes for herself to become a beautiful young woman for a day works for her and Raven However she has to choose between a happy yet short life with him or remain the Spice mistress forever It is a light read a interesting blend of realism magic and a modern fairy tale It is not a perfect tale Thankfully it does not have the surreal earth shattering end where the hero runs along a national highway jumping over cars causing accidents yelling as he speeds along Tilla I love you don t go which have the entire American nation happily deserting their cars on the highway causing monumental traffic jams and serious accidents having pedestrians joggers and old bag ladies leave their beloved possessions and running along to finally become a stadium full of happy clappie love sick optimists roaring their encouragement when he stops the plane from leaving and the happy girl joyously jumps his bones causing him to fall down and happily break a few ribs and a hip while the crowd cheers and blissfully burst out in tears No it is not that kind of story at allIt also won t dramatically change your life either but will 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