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by Thrity Umrigar
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rosemaryknits
rosemaryknits rated it 3 years ago
Gosh, I began this novel with such high hopes!!! It contains some of the most provocative and lyrically poetic prose that I've ever read, but it does not reach any sort of.... well... it just goes no where. I feel smarter about Bombay, and India in general, and I have to admire the fact that the t...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 4 years ago
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 d...
Overdue
Overdue rated it 5 years ago
The Space Between Us is set in Bombay, India. It is very far away. I am familiar with it only through literature and TV news snippets. Thrifty Umrigar, the author and a seasoned journalist, draws an exacting picture of the two Bombays that the middle class Sera, a Parsi and Bhima, a Hindu servant in...
Lee's Library
Lee's Library rated it 5 years ago
This is a gorgeous story about friendship, family relationships and the artificial barriers created between the classes in India. From the first page, I was sucked into the life of Bhima, a hardworking servant to an upper middle class, Parsi housewife named Sera. Bombay is powerfully present as t...
Jennavier
Jennavier rated it 6 years ago
I feel unable to give The Space Between Us an honest starred review, so I'm going to abstain. While it's possibly one of the best books of it's year, if not the decade, it defeated me. The Space Between Us tells the story of two late middle aged woman connected by a lifetime in modern India. Both ha...
CluckingBell
CluckingBell rated it 7 years ago
Quite enjoyed reading it, but ultimately was left unfulfilled by the somewhat rambling final chapter. I think it was supposed to end on a hopeful note, but I didn't really understand how Bhima's personal transformation had occurred, or at least I didn't feel confident her newfound sense of peace and...
Telly Says.....
Telly Says..... rated it 8 years ago
I heard all good things about this book yet I could not get into it. I gave it the good ole 50 Page Rule and gave up. Maybe I will try audio or come back to it at anther time.
willemite
willemite rated it 11 years ago
Bhimi is a servant in contemporary Bombay. She works for Sera Dubash. The class divide between them is vast. Yet there are similarities to their lives that bind them across these lines. Bhima is an old woman with calloused feet, mildewy armpits and an affection for chewing tobacco. She is raising he...
Cheryl's books
Cheryl's books rated it 12 years ago
Takes place in Bombay. About the lives of a middle class woman and her servant, and the class differences between them — a very good book.
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