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Posted on: February 17, 2022

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

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Enter a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel

PASO ROBLES, CA – February 24, 2022   Join the Library Book Group Zoom discussion of The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi on Thursday, March 17 6:00-7:00 pm. 

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.

“Rich in detail and bright with tastes and textures, The Henna Artist is a fabulous glimpse into Indian culture of the 1950s.”—Bookpage, Starred Review

Registration is required for each participant. This title is available in various formats through the Black Gold Library System. For ages 16+. 

The Library is Monday-Friday 9-7 and Saturday 9-4. Curbside service is available during open hours. Masks are required for entry. Call the library at 805-237-3870 or visit prcity.com/library and the Library Facebook and Instagram sites for more information.


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