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Journey to Ithaca

ISBN-10: 0140258183

ISBN-13: 9780140258189

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anita Desai, Anita Desai

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Description:

A spiritual quest takes Sophie and Matteo to India, where Matteo is drawn toward the Mother, a charismatic and mysterious guru. In an effort to reclaim her lover, Sophie embarks on her own journey for the truth about the Mother's past and finds that wisdom is found in the journey itself, not at its destination.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Anita Desai was born in Mussoorie, India, in 1937 of Indian and German parentage. Her works focus on relationships and family life in India, particularly the problems of women in Indian society. She has written for both adults and children, winning the Winifred Holtby Prize from the Royal Society of Literature for Fire on the Mountain (1977) and the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction for her novel The Village by the Sea (1982). Among her numerous other honors is a Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library in 1993. Desai came to America in 1987. She has taught at Mount Holyoke College, Baruch College, and Smithe College. Desai is currently Emeritus John E. Burchard Professor of Humanities at MIT.