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Bhima, the unforgettable main character of Thrity Umrigar’s beloved national best seller, The Space Between Us, returns in this triumphant sequel - a poignant and compelling novel in which the former servant struggles against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern India.

Poor and illiterate, Bhima had faithfully worked for the Dubash family, an upper-middle-class Parsi household, for more than 20 years. Yet after courageously speaking the truth about a heinous crime perpetrated against her own family, the devoted servant was cruelly fired. The sting of that dismissal was made more painful coming from Sera Dubash, the temperamental employer who had long been Bhima’s only confidante. A woman who has endured despair and loss with stoicism, Bhima must now find some other way to support herself and her granddaughter, Maya.

Bhima’s fortunes take an unexpected turn when her path intersects with Parvati, a bitter, taciturn older woman. The two acquaintances soon form a tentative business partnership, selling fruits and vegetables at the local market. As they work together, these two women seemingly bound by fate grow closer, each confessing the truth about their lives and the wounds that haunt them. Discovering her first true friend, Bhima pieces together a new life, and together, the two women learn to stand on their own.

A dazzling story of gender, strength, friendship, and second chances, The Secrets Between Us is a powerful and perceptive novel that brilliantly evokes the complexities of life in modern India and the harsh realities faced by women born without privilege as they struggle to survive.

©2018 Thrity Umrigar (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Beautiful and touching

This is a beautifully written tale of the complexity of life, presented with gentle sensitivity.

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Another Amazing work by Thrity

This was a great conclusion to the previous book. Please bring tissues, this book had me in tears.

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Absolutely Beautiful

Thirty Umrigar is a wonderful writer. I loved “The Space between us and now the sequel another heartbreaking tale of indomitable spirits, acceptance, kindness and love. She makes me feel that I have just returned from a trip to India. Hard to put down.

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Great story!

I loved this sequel to The Space Between Us. Thrity Umrigar is one of my very favorite authors. She creates characters you care so much for and brings them to life. This book does not disappoint except when I reach the end and know it is over. I wish she wrote books more frequently. This is a very worthwhile read!!



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Loved loved loved it

Can I give 6 it stars? Loved every second of it. Sneha narration made it all gold worth listen....