|Mistress of Spices (1997) [Novel]|
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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(From the publisher):
The story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers. Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the now immortal Tilo - in the gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman - travels through time to Oakland, California, where she opens a shop from which she administers spices as curatives to her customers. An unexpected romance with a handsome stranger eventually forces her to choose between the supernatural life of an immortal and the vicissitudes of modern life.
Original title: Mistress of Spices
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy