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Title The henna artist / Alka Joshi.
Author Joshi, Alka, author.
Publication Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2021]
Copyright date ©2020
Description 393 pages ; 24 cm
Note Reese's Book Club with Reader's Guide.
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.
Jaipur (India) -- Fiction.
India -- History -- 1947- -- Fiction.
Young women. (OCoLC)fst01183301
Upper class. (OCoLC)fst01162136
Sisters. (OCoLC)fst01119758
Secrecy. (OCoLC)fst01110644
Mehndi (Body painting) (OCoLC)fst01015599
Henna (Dye) (OCoLC)fst01721201
Artists. (OCoLC)fst00817559
Abused women. (OCoLC)fst00794870
India -- Jaipur. (OCoLC)fst01207810
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
Since 1947
Genre Historical fiction.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780778331476 (pbk.)
0778331474 (pbk.)

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