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One amazing thing

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Published by Voice/Hyperion in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earthquakes -- California -- Fiction,
  • East Indians -- California -- Fiction,
  • Disaster victims -- Fiction,
  • Storytelling -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementChitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3554.I86 O64 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23536076M
    ISBN 109781401340995
    LC Control Number2009024239

    One Amazing Thing is a book that combines all of Divakaruni’s skills. The overarching plot connects a group of strangers who are trapped in an embassy building by a sudden earthquake. In an effort to remain calm and pass the time, each member of the group shares a short story — one amazing thing that has happened to them during their life.


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One Amazing Thing is one amazing set of well-woven characters and stories. One scene, one event, one moment has drawn a complex set of diverse actors together in this novel, and Divakaruni does an excellent job of giving each character the perspective and depth that we need to not only listen to their voice, /5.

To pass the time, the narrator, a young graduate students, asks each person to share a story of “one amazing thing” from their lives.

These nine stories form the core of the book, with the earthquake narrative wrapping around each short story/5(). To pass the time, the narrator, a young graduate students, asks each person to share a story of “one amazing thing” from their lives. These nine stories form the core of the book, with the earthquake narrative wrapping around each short story.

The /5(). Jhumpa Lahiri praises: " One Amazing Thing collapses the walls dividing characters and cultures; what endures is a chorus of voices in one single room.

" Late afternoon sun sneaks through the windows of a passport and visa office in an unnamed American city. Most customers and even most office workers have come and gone, but nine people remain/5().

The book is a fun read from the first page to the last." - Ha Jin, author of A Free Life and the National Book Award-winning Waiting "Chitra Divakaruni understands the power of stories to heal us, make us laugh, and comfort us in the most difficult of circumstances.

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One Amazing Thing Book Summary and Study Guide. After initial resistance everybody agrees and Uma suggests that each one shares the story of one amazing thing that has happened in their life to pass time, keep fear at bay and forget about the pain they are suffering because of their injuries.

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One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a smattering of short stories within the context of a larger story. Basically an earth quake hits some town in California, so I think nine people are trapped in the Indian Consulate by: 3.

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An acclaimed novel by the author of The Mistress of Spices, and Before We Visit the Goddess. Jhumpa Lahiri praises: "One Amazing Thing collapses the walls dividing characters and cultures; what endures is a chorus of voices in one single room." Late afternoon sun sneaks through the windows of a passport and visa office in an unnamed American city.

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In One Amazing Thing, Divakaruni has transposed those experiences to an unnamed city in what appears to be California just as an earthquake strikes strangers who have been waiting impatiently in a.

In One Amazing Thing, Divakaruni gives a deliberate nod to Geoffrey Chaucer’s Middle Age narrative The Canterbury Chaucer’s work, twenty-nine pilgrims are journeying from London to visit the shrine of St.

Thomas Becket in Canterbury. Each pilgrim is challenged to tell two stories on the way to the shrine and two on the return trip, with the prize of a free meal. As Divakaruni wrote her novel, Queen of Dreams, in response to 9/11, she imagined One Amazing Thing after surviving Hurricane Rita: “I saw people around me responding in many different ways,” she writes in a Q&A sent with the book from the publisher.

“The pressure brought out the worst in some and the best in others. Thus, this reflective paper attempts to openly display different religious views and beliefs of characters in the book, “One Amazing Thing” by Divakaruni Chitra.

Religion is a very important factor which plays a role in development of one’s identity in terms of race, gender, family relationships, and social status.

The book is a fun read from the first page to the last.”—Ha Jin, author of A Free Life and the National Book Award-winning Waiting “Chitra Divakaruni understands the power of stories to heal us, make us laugh, and comfort us in the most difficult of circumstances.

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