The Mistress of Spices

The Mistress of Spices

Book - 1997
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Tilo, an Indian clairvoyant, becomes queen of the pirates who kidnapped her for her powers, and she gains immortality and the skills of a mistress of spices, which she uses to help mortals before falling in love with Raven

Blackwell North Amer
The Mistress of Spices 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 present-day Oakland, California, where she opens a spice shop from which she administers spices as curatives to her customers. Tilo can see into people's hearts and minds, but it is a mistress's duty to keep herself at a distance. Her inability to resist involving herself in the lives of her customers, however, brings her into conflict with the "old one," her teacher and mentor, who watches over her from afar. And her romantic pursuit of a handsome stranger - an even greater offense - threatens not only the course of true love but her very existence. Ultimately, she is forced to choose between the supernatural life of an immortal and the vicissitudes of modern life.

Baker
& Taylor

Tilo, an Indian clairvoyant, becomes queen of the pirates who kidnapped her for her powers, and she gains immortality and the skills of a mistress of spices, which she uses to help mortals before falling in love with Raven. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1997.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
ISBN: 9780385482370
038548237X
Branch Call Number: DIV
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 22 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

r
rbaech
Nov 15, 2010

Beautiful mystical-magical-realism novel. The writing is rich and layered, and at times you feel that you can almost smell the spices.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at OPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top