Author Talk w/ Alka Joshi: The Henna Artist

Author Talk w/ Alka Joshi: The Henna Artist

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Image of author Alka Joshi and her book cover for the Henna Artist
Thursday, 7/07/2022
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Series Event Location
Schlow Zoom
Cost: $0.00

Join us for this virtual event with New York Times Bestselling author, Alka Joshi, who will discuss her book, The Henna Artist. The book was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and has received numerous readers choice awards. Looking for a copy of the book? Reserve yours today!

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About the book: 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.

Praise for the book:

"Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page." --Reese Witherspoon

“Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.” --Publishers Weekly


This event is sponsored by the Schlow Library Foundation and patrons like you!

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