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The Mistress of Spices A Novel

Magical, tantalizing, and sensual, The Mistress of Spices is the story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers.??Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the now immortal Tilo--in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman--travels through time to Oakland, California, where she opens a shop from which she administers spices as curatives to her customers.??An unexpected romance with a handsome stranger eventually forces her to choose between the supernatural life of an immortal and the vicissitudes of modern life.??Spellbinding and hypnotizing, The Mistress of Spices is a tale of joy and sorrow and one special woman's magical powers.Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, born in India, is an award-winning poet who teaches creative writing at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, where she also serves as president of MAITRI, a helpline for South Asian women.??In 1995 her short story collection Arranged Marriage was awarded the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Prize for Fiction, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for Fiction, and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.??Her fourth poetry collection, Leaving Yuba City, was published by Anchor in August 1997.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • "The Mistress of Spices the story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time in a faraway place who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers. Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the now immortal Tilo - in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman - travels through time to present-day Oakland, California, where she opens a spice shop from which she administers spices as curatives to her customers. Tilo can see into people's hearts and minds, but it is a mistress's duty to keep herself at a distance. Her inability to resist involving herself in the lives of her customers, however, brings her into conflict with the "old one," her teacher and mentor, who watches over her from afar. And her romantic pursuit of a handsome stranger - an even greater offense - threatens not only the course of true love but her very existence."
  • "Tilo, an Indian clairvoyant, becomes queen of the pirates who kidnapped her for her powers, and she gains immortality and the skills of a mistress of spices, which she uses to help mortals before falling in love with Raven."
  • "Upper Level 2.200 Wörter / 4.-6. Lernjahr Mit ihrem Wissen über die geheimen Kräfte der Gewürze und Kräuter in ihrem Laden hilft Tilo ihren Kunden bei Fragen von Liebe, Verlust und Einsamkeit. Doch als sie sich selbst verliebt, muss sie sich zwischen ihrem persönlichen Glück und ihren magischen Kräften entscheiden."
  • ""The store has been here for only one year, but many people think that it has always been here. Above the door are faded brown letters which says: spice bazaar. I, too, look as if I have always been here. When customers enter, they see an old bent woman with skin the color of sand. The foods in my store remind them of India-the land most of them left behind when they came to America. Then don't know the truth about me, of course. They don't know that I'm not really old-that this body is not really mine. I am Tilo, the mistress of Spices. I can see into the hearts and lives of my customers. I know all their secrets and all their problems."--P. [4] of cover."
  • "Een jonge Indiase kruidenvrouw krijgt als eerste opdracht naar Amerika geëmigreerde Indiërs te helpen door middel van de magie der kruiden."
  • "Magical, tantalizing, and sensual, The Mistress of Spices is the story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers.??Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the now immortal Tilo--in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman--travels through time to Oakland, California, where she opens a shop from which she administers spices as curatives to her customers.??An unexpected romance with a handsome stranger eventually forces her to choose between the supernatural life of an immortal and the vicissitudes of modern life.??Spellbinding and hypnotizing, The Mistress of Spices is a tale of joy and sorrow and one special woman's magical powers.Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, born in India, is an award-winning poet who teaches creative writing at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, where she also serves as president of MAITRI, a helpline for South Asian women.??In 1995 her short story collection Arranged Marriage was awarded the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Prize for Fiction, the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for Fiction, and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.??Her fourth poetry collection, Leaving Yuba City, was published by Anchor in August 1997.From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Pour les familiers qui fréquentent le lieu clos et magique de son épicerie, Tilo est maîtresse dans l'art ancestral des épices. En vraie cuisinière, elle possède l'art de les faire chanter, mais aussi celui de guérir comme une vrai thérapeute. C'est ainsi qu'elle se penche humblement et secrètement sur les malheurs de ses clients en dispensant avec sollicitude ses poudres et ses pensées positives."
  • "Tilo, an immigrant from India, runs a spice shop in Oakland, California. While she supplies the ingredients for curries and kormas, she also helps her customers to gain a more precious commodity: whatever they most desire. For Tilo is a Mistress of Spices, a priestess of the secret magical powers of spices. Through those who visit and revisit her shop, she catches glimpses of the life of the local Indian expatriate community. To each, Tilo dispenses wisdom and the appropriate spice, for the restoration of sight, the cleansing of evil, the pain of rejection. But when a lonely American ventures into the store, a troubled Tilo cannot find the correct spice, for he arouses in her a forbidden desire - which if she follows will destroy her magical powers."
  • "The store has been here for only one year, but many people think that it has always been here. Above the door are faded brown letters which say spice bazaar."@en
  • "A magic realism tale on Tilo, a woman from India who is given immortality by the gods as long as she remains chaste. In her old age Tilo ends up in California, running a spice shop and helping immigrants. One day enters Raven, a handsome American, and Tilo transforms herself into a beautiful woman for a night of love. Now she must pay the price."@en
  • "A magic realism tale on Tilo, a woman from India who is given immortality by the gods as long as she remains chaste. In her old age Tilo ends up in California, running a spice shop and helping immigrants. One day enters Raven, a handsome American, and Tilo transforms herself into a beautiful woman for a night of love. Now she must pay the price."

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  • "Americké romány"
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  • "Fantastic fiction"
  • "Roman indien (de l'Inde) de langue anglaise"
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  • "Fiction"@en
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  • "The Mistress of spices"@en
  • "The Mistress of spices"
  • "La senora de las especias"@es
  • "Adonit ha-tavlinim"
  • "La maga delle spezie"
  • "Die Huterin der Gewurze : Roman"
  • "The mistress of spices"
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  • "Vládkyně koření"
  • "אדונית התבלינים"
  • "La Maga delle Spezie"
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  • "La señora de las especias"@es
  • "La señora de las especias"
  • "La maîtresse des épices [roman]"
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  • "Mistress of spices"
  • "Принцесса специй"
  • "La maîtresse des épices"
  • "De meesteres van de kruiden"
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  • "Mistrzyni przypraw"
  • "The mistress of spices : a novel"
  • "La maîtresse des épices : roman"
  • "Die Hüterin der Gewürze : Roman"
  • "Die Hüterin der Gewürze Roman"
  • "Print︠s︡essa spet︠s︡iĭ"
  • "The mistress of spices : [a novel]"
  • "The mistress of the spices"
  • "A senhora das especiarias"
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  • "La Señora de las especias"

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