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The Henna Artist

  • Alka Joshi
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  • ISBN-10: 1432885065
  • ISBN-13: 9781432885069
  • Shipping Weight: .00 lbs ( .00 kgs)
  • 534 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released April 2021

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A New York Times Bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

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 cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Eloquent debut . . . Moving . . . Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Joshi has constructed a bewitching glimpse into the past with a tough heroine well worth cheering on.”

— Booklist

“Vibrant characters, evocative imagery, and sumptuous prose create an unforgetable tale.”

— Christian Science Monitor