The Space Between Us
From the publisher: "Thrity Umrigar is as adept and compelling in—vividly capturing the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictively readable novel of honor, tradition, class, gender, and family."
Best-selling author Thrity Umrigar won the Nieman Fellowship and earned a finalist spot for the PEN/Beyond Margins award with The Space Between Us. Set in modern-day India, this evocative novel follows upper-middle-class Parsi housewife Sera Dubash and 65-year-old illiterate household worker Bhima as they make their way through life. Though separated by their stations in life, the two women share bonds of womanhood that prove far stronger than the divisions of class or culture.