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Nancy's Bookshelf: Gudrun Mouw & Chitra Divakaruni

GundrunMouw was born in Europe during World War II. Some of her fascinating life is fictionalized in her novel, From Ashes Into Light. Her background is in poetry, and she is also a yoga teacher.

Novelist and poet ChitraBanerjeeDivakaruni is in Chico for Butte College's fifth annual WordSpring creative writing conference, which is open to the public as well as high school and college students. Her award-winning collection of short stories, Arranged Marriage, explores the immigrant experience in the United States.

Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.