The Space Between Us (Advance Reader's Edition)
5 journalers for this copy...
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
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.
Controlled release to another bokkcrosser at our monthly meeting at Panera Bread.
Got this book from GrannyAnn last evening at our BookCrossing meeting. Going to my TBR shelf.
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
I've sent this book to Tanya in Australia as a controlled release.
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
Gympie, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I've had this book a long time, but never fear, it was not lost! :-)
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
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
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
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.
Journal Entry 12
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. :-)
PLEASE RAY THIS BOOK FORWARD to other Bookcrossers, rather than Wild Release.
Cheers and Happy Reading!
Journal Entry 13
Monash, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, November 13, 2017
Passed on to me by Elddau1 at lunch last Saturday. Thank you!
Journal Entry 14
--- somewhere in the city in Hong Kong City, Hong Kong City Hong Kong on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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.