Oleander Girl: A Novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451695659/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_mFEUsb0TTEXG6BNC Truly a lovely book. Well written, evocative, and descriptive. The clash of cultures, traditions, and the effects of 9/11 on those who are "brown". Well worth your time to read.
The Palace of Illusions: A Novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I loved this tale of the Hindu epic Mahabharata from a woman's perspective. The ancient yoga text - the Bhagavad Gita - is a tiny element in this massive tale. This author's style is easy to read and informative. Yoga philosophy woven throughout. Love it!