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1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Elaine Pinkerton (SFGI '88) returns to St. John's for a book signing and conversation about her new title, The Hand of Ganesh: 


A young girl, barely alive, washes up on a beach near the Indian ruins of Mahabalipuram. Thus begins a journey of discovery for Richard and Rita Benet accompanied by an artifact of the elephant God Ganesh. Equal parts self-actualization, travelogue, and mystery/adventure story, The Hand of Ganesh dives deep into several American protagonists' curiosities about India. As the multi-generational story progresses, two young women remain obsessed with finding their birthmothers; one from Santa Fe, New Mexico and the other born in India itself. The pair are compelled to travel to the Subcontinent. Amidst the backdrop of the world's largest gathering of humanity, the Kumbha Mela, Clara and Arundati embrace their moment and decide together how to process their respective beginnings.


Elaine Pinkerton's publishing book credits include Beast of Bengal, All the Wrong Places, The Goodbye Baby: Adoptee Diaries, Santa Fe on Foot, and From Calcutta with Love.




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