Join Chitra Divakaruni for lunch as she talks about her new novel One Amazing Thing. This story opens in a visa office in the basement of the Indian Consulate. That afternoon a violent earthquake destroys the building, imprisoning nine people inside. To distract them from the psychological stress of their struggle to survive, one of them suggests that each person tell the story of the “one amazing thing” from his or her life. Divakaruni is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Queen of Dreams and The Mistress of Spices.