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The Palace of Illusions Hardcover – 12 Feb 2008

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  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books; 1 edition (12 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385515995
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385515993
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 734,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for "The Palace of Illusions
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""The Palace of Illusions" is a woman's look at crime and punishment, loyalty, promises and love and vengeance. With" The Palace of Illusions," along with her other bestselling novels, Divakaruni has proven that her storytelling talents put her right up there with the best." "--The Miami Herald"
Divakaruni's historic and transporting variation adds new and truly revelatory psychological and social dimensions to the great epic's indelible story of sacrifice and spiritual awakening. Divakaruni has triumphantly fulfilled a profound mission.""-- Donna Seaman, Booklist, Starred"
"The Palace of Illusions is unique, amongst Divakaruni's very best. It is particularly refreshing to read an author who breaks the mold as clearly as Divakaruni does.. . . A creative, illuminating feminist work that compels us to re-examine the original text. . . . As in all great cathartic tales, Divakaruni's novel grasps our attention from beginning to end and is a healing, aesthetic experience." "--India Currents"
"Divakaruni's historic and transporting variation adds new and truly revelatory psychological and social dimensions to the great epic's indelible story of sacrifice and spiritual awakening. Divakaruni has triumphantly fulfilled a profound mission." "- Booklist
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"Vivid and inventive. . . . rich, action-filled. . . complex." -" Publishers Weekly"
"An intimate, feminine portrait that is both contemporary and timeless; a ambitious project effectively executed." "- Kirkus Reviews"
"A lyrical tale imbued with the scent of ancient incense yet . . . rooted in modern day relevancy." - "Book Page"
"Divakaruni has taken a male centered story and breathed new life into its female characters, giving us a rich tale of passion and love, power and weakness, honor and humiliation. Entertaining, insightful and suspenseful." "- Library Journal, starred review"

Praise for "The Palace of Illusions
"
" The Palace of Illusions" is a woman's look at crime and punishment, loyalty, promises and love and vengeance. With" The Palace of Illusions," along with her other bestselling novels, Divakaruni has proven that her storytelling talents put her right up there with the best. " The Miami Herald"
Divakaruni s historic and transporting variation adds new and truly revelatory psychological and social dimensions to the great epic s indelible story of sacrifice and spiritual awakening. Divakaruni has triumphantly fulfilled a profound mission. " Donna Seaman, Booklist, Starred"
"The Palace of Illusions is unique, amongst Divakaruni's very best. It is particularly refreshing to read an author who breaks the mold as clearly as Divakaruni does.. . . A creative, illuminating feminist work that compels us to re-examine the original text. . . . As in all great cathartic tales, Divakaruni's novel grasps our attention from beginning to end and is a healing, aesthetic experience." " India Currents"
Divakaruni s historic and transporting variation adds new and truly revelatory psychological and social dimensions to the great epic s indelible story of sacrifice and spiritual awakening. Divakaruni has triumphantly fulfilled a profound mission. " Booklist
"
Vivid and inventive. . . . rich, action-filled. . . complex." -" Publishers Weekly"
"An intimate, feminine portrait that is both contemporary and timeless; a ambitious project effectively executed. " Kirkus Reviews"
A lyrical tale imbued with the scent of ancient incense yet . . . rooted in modern day relevancy. "Book Page"
Divakaruni has taken a male centered story and breathed new life into its female characters, giving us a rich tale of passion and love, power and weakness, honor and humiliation. Entertaining, insightful and suspenseful. " Library Journal, starred review""

Book Description

A retelling of the timeless Indian epic, the Mahabharata -- with a modern twist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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