Today is my birthday, and one of the best gifts I received was a new book: “The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar. Picked it up yesterday and already loving it…
The Space Between Us, Thrity Umrigar’s poignant novel about a wealthy woman and her downtrodden servant, offers a revealing look at class and gender roles in modern day Bombay. Alternatively told through the eyes of Sera, a Parsi widow whose pregnant daughter and son-in-law share her elegant home, and Bhima, the elderly housekeeper who must support her orphaned granddaughter, Umrigar does an admirable job of creating two sympathetic characters whose bond goes far deeper than that of employer and employee.
Thank you Shelley Brody for the great gift!!