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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Set in 1920s Bombay, the novel follows Anuradha, a beautiful young woman who creates magic with her gift of song. She marries a doctor, suffers the abuse of her husband's evil stepmother, and struggles to remain unvanquished by calamities, misfortune, and puzzling magic.

First published in 2004 and just out in paperback, the book was a No. 1 bestseller in India for two months.