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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,646 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thrity Umrigar Narrator: Purva Bedi Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bestselling 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 sixty-five-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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mel | 2/17/2014

    " I certainly didn't hate this book. I didn't love it based on the very different culture differences. Suppose I just didn't understand a lot of why... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dianne Alexander | 2/16/2014

    " I read this because my dear friend recommended it. I love the relationship between Bhima and Sera. I felt unsettled by the ending...I needed more closure for Bhima...I reread the last pages a second time and realize that was the beauty for her... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kim | 2/8/2014

    " Well written and poignant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debdanz | 2/7/2014

    " Loved this book until the last 3 pages. Felt like I was learning a lot about another culture- or two. And I loved the characters. But, for me the ending was extremely depressing. As a middle class white American woman, I've been raised that justice is necessary for a happy ending. Enduring trials might make for a satisfying or sufficient enough life, but it makes for a very sad book. This one was heart breaking. "

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About the Author

Thrity Umrigar was born in Bombay, India, and came to the US when she was twenty-one. Her parents encouraged her to major in business, but she went on from her undergraduate degree to get a Master’s in journalism before eventually getting her PhD in English. Now, she is the bestselling author of such novels as Bombay Time, The Space between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and The Weight of Heaven. She also does occasional freelance pieces for national publications and has written for the Washington Post and Boston Globe’s book pages.

About the Narrator

Purva Bedi is an Indian-American actress. Her acting credits include the films American Desi and Cosmopolitan, as well as appearances on the television shows House and Gossip Girl.