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Title The henna artist / Alka Joshi.
Author Joshi, Alka, author.
Publication Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Edition Large print edition.
Description 535 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
large print rdafs
Series Thorndike Press Large Print Core
Thorndike Press large print core series.
Note Following the text, Joshi has included acknowledgments, glossary of terms, the story of henna, the caste system in India, and recipes.
Summary "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."--Publisher description.
Subject Young women -- India -- Jaipur -- Fiction.
Mehndi (Body painting) -- Fiction.
Abused women -- Fiction.
Henna (Dye) -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Upper class -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Jaipur (India) -- Fiction.
India -- History -- 1947- -- Fiction.
Abused women. (OCoLC)fst00794870
Artists. (OCoLC)fst00817559
Henna (Dye) (OCoLC)fst01721201
Mehndi (Body painting) (OCoLC)fst01015599
Secrecy. (OCoLC)fst01110644
Sisters. (OCoLC)fst01119758
Upper class. (OCoLC)fst01162136
Young women. (OCoLC)fst01183301
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
India -- Jaipur. (OCoLC)fst01207810
Since 1947
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781432883164 (large print) (hardcover)
143288316X (large print) (hardcover)

Location CALL # Status Message
 Brighton B Lrg Print  FIC JOSHI    DUE 07-13-21  (LARGE PRINT)
 Mapleton Lrg Print  FIC JOSHI    DUE 07-06-21  (LARGE PRINT)
 Midwood Lrg Print  FIC JOSHI    DUE 06-25-21  (LARGE PRINT)
 Sheepshead Lrg Print  FIC JOSHI    DUE 07-09-21  (LARGE PRINT)