"It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a weekly link up hosted by the wonderful Sheila at Book Journey. Each week, we share what we read and what we are reading! I totally think you should join in on the fun!
I have been seeing Thrity Umrigar's books popping up all over the blogosphere. The reviews I have been reading created an obsession within me to source as many books as I can by Thrity and NOW I am finally starting my journey into understanding WHY readers have falling in love with her works.
I started with "The Space Between Us" and although I am only a few chapters in, I am captivated. I am so deeply engrossed in the story. The writing flows beautifully but it's the story. The story has sucked me in.
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Poignant, evocative, and unforgettable, The Space Between Us is an intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world. Set in modern-day India, it is the story of two compelling and achingly real women: Sera Dubash, an upper-middle-class Parsi housewife whose opulent surroundings hide the shame and disappointment of her abusive marriage, and Bhima, a stoic illiterate hardened by a life of despair and loss, who has worked in the Dubash household for more than twenty years. A powerful and perceptive literary masterwork, author Thrity Umrigar's extraordinary novel demonstrates how the lives of the rich and poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly removed from each other, and how the strong bonds of womanhood are eternally opposed by the divisions of class and culture
I so regret NOT reading her works before but you know I am going to be enraptured for the next few weeks.
What are YOU reading this week?