The Henna Artist

For a long time, I had wanted to read the novel The Henna Artist. It wasn’t until it was the choice of my book club that I actually went ahead and started listening to the audio of it. I truly was mesmerized by the story. Set in India it is the story of a young woman who uses her art to minister to women of the upper classes in India.  She also used herbs that she learned from her mother-in-law as to ease women’s suffering in pregnancy, childbirth and abortion. Interwoven throughout the story are the various characters who come to life through this author’s wonderful use of language.


There is a lot to be learned in listening to this story about what is fair and decent in life.