The Space Between Us (Advance Reader's Edition)

by Thrity Umrigar | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060888156 Global Overview for this book
Registered by GrannyAnn of West Henrietta, New York USA on 11/21/2005
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by GrannyAnn from West Henrietta, New York USA on Monday, November 21, 2005
An advance reader's copy, for review. Quite an interesting book. Learning about Indis, a culture I know very little about. The characters are well drawn. I'm looking forward to finishing

Journal Entry 2 by GrannyAnn from West Henrietta, New York USA on Sunday, January 29, 2006
This book showed a culture that I had never read about before. Two women from different social classes who have more in common than they thought. Their lives are intertwined in many ways.

Journal Entry 3 by GrannyAnn from West Henrietta, New York USA on Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Controlled release to another bokkcrosser at our monthly meeting at Panera Bread.

Journal Entry 4 by wingKatethegreytwing from Dansville, New York USA on Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Got this book from GrannyAnn last evening at our BookCrossing meeting. Going to my TBR shelf.

Journal Entry 5 by wingKatethegreytwing from Dansville, New York USA on Wednesday, May 24, 2006
This is an excellent book. At first I felt the title applied to the main character, Bhima, and her employer, Sera. As the story develops you find connections between them and the other people in their lives. The Space Between Us is really about the spaces between everyone all over the world. The ending was a surprise, but also one of the most powerful affirmations of the human spirit that I've read. I have recommended this novel to several friends and hope that my book group will read it. I would be passing it around locally, but I've already promised it to another BookCrosser as part of an exchange. I hope that this novel "keeps moving" because I believe anyone who reads it will enjoy it.
Check out the author's website www.umrigar.com

Journal Entry 6 by wingKatethegreytwing from Dansville, New York USA on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
I've sent this book to Tanya in Australia as a controlled release.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by tantan from Townsville, Queensland Australia on Sunday, July 02, 2006
Received from Katetheygreyt with many thanks!! It's going on to my (rather large) TBR pile, and once I've read it I'll be sure to pass on to another appreciative reader. :-)

Journal Entry 8 by tantan at Gympie, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I've had this book a long time, but never fear, it was not lost! :-)

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I really enjoyed this book, and it will probably go on my list as one of the best of the year. Bhima's indomitable spirit despite the tragedies that pervade her life is truly inspiring. I had guessed quite early on that Viraf was the father of Maya's baby, but that didn't make it any less emotional when Bhima discovered the truth.

My only complaint is about Umrigar's use of Bombay instead of Mumbai, which just seemed a bit jarring and odd. I'm curious to know why she refers to it as Bombay.

Journal Entry 9 by tantan at Gympie, Queensland Australia on Monday, January 28, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (1/29/2013 UTC) at Gympie, Queensland Australia

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Claimed on the Oz VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by Elddau1 at Yass, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Thanks so much for sending this tantan. I love reading in other cultures.

(Playing catch up- sorry for the late JE.)

Journal Entry 11 by Elddau1 at Yass, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, November 11, 2017
I wanted to read this to immerse in the culture and the domestic lives of another country. The characters are very well captured and flawless depiction.
Just the first half was slow and maybe the ending went on too far? Overall, it has a sad tone.
About half way, the pace really picked up as something happened.
A good read that makes an impression.
Thanks tantan.

Journal Entry 12 by Elddau1 at Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, November 11, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (11/11/2017 UTC) at Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory Australia

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Given to rosiecanberra at the Southern Cross Yacht Club. :-)

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PLEASE RAY THIS BOOK FORWARD to other Bookcrossers, rather than Wild Release.

Cheers and Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 13 by wingRosieCanberrawing at Monash, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, November 13, 2017
Passed on to me by Elddau1 at lunch last Saturday. Thank you!

Released 6 mos ago (5/25/2018 UTC) at --- somewhere in the city in Hong Kong City, Hong Kong City Hong Kong

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Will likely leave in the foyer of the Eaton Hotel.

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