Sister of My Heart

Sister of My Heart

eBook - 2000
Average Rating:
Rate this:
From the award-winning author of Mistress of Spices , the bestselling novel about the extraordinary bond between two women, and the family secrets and romantic jealousies that threaten to tear them apart.

Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family. Sudha is startlingly beautiful; Anju is not. Despite those differences, since the day on which the two girls were born, the same day their fathers died--mysteriously and violently--Sudha and Anju have been sisters of the heart. Bonded in ways even their mothers cannot comprehend, the two girls grow into womanhood as if their fates as well as their hearts were merged.

But, when Sudha learns a dark family secret, that connection is shattered. For the first time in their lives, the girls know what it is to feel suspicion and distrust. Urged into arranged marriages, Sudha and Anju's lives take opposite turns. Sudha becomes the dutiful daughter-in-law of a rigid small-town household. Anju goes to America with her new husband and learns to live her own life of secrets. When tragedy strikes each of them, however, they discover that despite distance and marriage, they have only each other to turn to.

Set in the two worlds of San Francisco and India, this exceptionally moving novel tells a story at once familiar and exotic, seducing readers from the first page with the lush prose we have come to expect from Divakaruni. Sister of My Heart is a novel destined to become as widely beloved as it is acclaimed.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2000, c1999.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
ISBN: 9780307476791
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (322 p.)
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jun 20, 2019


WVMLStaffPicks Dec 06, 2014

A warm, anguished story of the conflicted lives of two women, Anju and Sudha, in present day India. Anyone who has read Arranged Marriages will enjoy Divakaruni’s latest.

mberk Nov 15, 2011

Wonderful book. Was disappointed with the ending and some of the needlessly selfless acts of the main characters, but overall a beautiful story of love between sisters-friends.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further



Find it at My Library

To Top