Thursday, June 5, 2014

Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You - The Story Hour; Thrity Umrigar

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today. It's by an author that I've always enjoyed in the past. Have you read anything by her?  What do you think?  
 
August - 2014 - Harper

From the critically beloved, bestselling author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us, whom the New York Times Book Review calls a “perceptive and . . . piercing writer,” comes a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances.

An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage to a domineering man who limits her world to their small restaurant and grocery store.

Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn’t need a shrink; she needs a friend. Determined to empower Lakshmi as a woman who feels valued in her own right, Maggie abandons protocol, and soon doctor and patient have become close friends.

But while their relationship is deeply affectionate, it is also warped by conflicting expectations. When Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices.

12 comments:

  1. Another good one from Unrigar. Thanks for the update and review.

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  2. I've only read one Umrigar book. I loved it and want to read more.

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  3. Like Kathy, I've also read only one Umrigar book and liked it, so this is exciting to see that there's another one coming.

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  4. I seem to be collecting this author's books (just know I'm going to love her) but haven't read them yet. Guess it's time ;)

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  5. I've not read anything by Umrigar, but I've wanted to for ages!

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  6. I love her books! I didn't know she has a new one coming out. Thanks for the heads up!

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  7. I haven't yet read this author, but this one sounds very good! Thanks for sharing....

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  8. A new-to-me author - sounds good!

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  9. I haven't read her yet, but this one sounds quite intriguing! Thanks for the heads-up.

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  10. I cannot wait for this one!

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  11. She's a local author for me and I went to hear her speak last year. Love her. I came back with two books and they are still sitting on my shelf :(

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