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The Space Between Us | [Thrity Umrigar]

The Space Between Us

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.
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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.

©2005 Thrity Umrigar (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    dearpru vermont 10-28-14
    dearpru vermont 10-28-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Ms. Bedi has a lisp"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend a real book or even an ebook version of The Space Between Us, but Purva Bedi who reads the audiobook has a horrible lisp....it ruins the experience.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Purva Bedi?

    Anyone without a lisp.


    Did The Space Between Us inspire you to do anything?

    I re-viewed a wonderful PBS movie called Lakshmi & Me, which is a documentary about this same subject.


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    Linda B. San Francisco, Ca 09-27-14
    Linda B. San Francisco, Ca 09-27-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Predictable, Melodramatic"

    I really expected to enjoy this book but was disappointed by the predictable storyline which became obvious very early on. I normally love hearing Indian accents but I found the narrator to be overly dramatic . The idea of juxtaposing the lives of a wealthy woman with a poor servant was interesting but all of the characters seemed to be flat and one dimensional. I found the ending to be unbelievable.

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    Sonia Farmington hills, MI, United States 08-03-13
    Sonia Farmington hills, MI, United States 08-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Elegant writing"
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    This is an elegantly written book. The story, the characters, the background all had depth and texture. A beautiful example of powerful Spanish writing.


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