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  • Alka Joshi

    A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. 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...read more

  • Alka Joshi

     A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST,  A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK Good Morning America’s “27 Books for June"   PopSugar’s Best Summer Reads of 2021  In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling. It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves...read more

  • Alka Joshi

    In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur palace in a tale rich in character, atmosphere, intrigue and lavish storytelling. Malik, now twenty and finished his private school education, has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from the palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried....read more

  • Alka Joshi

    A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK ‘This vivid story is so rich and complex...reading about Lakshmi's journey from escaping an abusive marriage to becoming one of the most sought-after henna artists in Jaipur captivated me from the first chapter to the final page.’ Reese Witherspoon 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...read more

  • Alka Joshi

    Jaipur, India, 1955. Con tan solo diecisiete años, Lakshmi escapa de un marido abusivo y se dirige a la vibrante ciudad de Jaipur, donde se convierte en la artista de henna más solicitada y en la confidente de las mujeres de las castas superiores. Las clientas creen que la henna de Lakshmi tiene el poder de seducir a sus esposos e incluso de concebir un hijo. Conocida también por sus remedios naturales y sus sabios consejos, debe andar con cuidado para evitar las habladurías que podrían arruinar su reputación. Cuando su marido descubre su paradero y aparece con una joven, Radha, a la que presenta como la hermana pequeña de Lakshmi, el velo de discreción que ha tejido cuidadosamente...read more

  • Alka Joshi

    »Ich war von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite gebannt.« Reese Witherspoon   Die junge Lakshmi entflieht einer gewaltsamen Ehe und schlägt sich bis in die pulsierende Großstadt Jaipur durch. Dort steigt sie durch Talent und unbeugsamen Willen zu einer der hochangesehensten Hennakünstlerinnen des Landes auf. Während sie wohlhabende Frauen mit meisterhaften Hennaverzierungen schmückt, erfährt sie so manches gut gehütete Geheimnis der indischen Elite. Dabei ist sie selbst stets dazu gezwungen, über ihre Herkunft zu schweigen. Als Lakshmi mit ihrer Vergangenheit konfrontiert wird, steht ihre hart erarbeitete Freiheit auf dem Spiel. Doch sie ist nicht bereit, kampflos...read more