If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar
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The recent death of her beloved husband, Rustom, has taken its toll on Tehmina Sethna. Now, while visiting her son, Sorab, in his suburban Ohio home, she is being asked to choose between continuing her old life in India and starting a new one in this unfamiliar country with her son, his American wife, and their child. Her destiny is uncertain, and soon the plight of two troubled young children next door will force the most difficult decision she has ever faced. Ultimately the journey is one that Tehmina must travel alone.


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THRITY UMRIGAR was born in Bombay to an affluent and close-knit Parsi family. At twenty-one, she came to North America and received a master’s degree in journalism from the Ohio State University. She is the acclaimed author of Bombay Time, The Weight of Heaven, and First Darling of the Morning, a memoir. The Space Between Us was a bestseller in India and a #1 Book Sense pick in the U.S. Umrigar teaches creative writing at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Visit her website at www.umrigar.com.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Though the ghost of Rustom is advising her, it is Sorab’s next-door neighbor who inadvertently helps Tehmina with her decision—a mother who is abusing her two young sons spurs Tehmina into action, helping her become the robust, independent woman she was before her husband’s death.

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I did like the way the book explored the emotions that Tehmina, Sorab and Suzanne felt in the various situations in the book.

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Thrity Umrigar is author of three novels: Bombay Time, The Space Between Us, and If Today Be Sweet.

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