An evocative story of loneliness, trust and deceit.

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Reviews:

LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review on July 1, 2014)

This satisfying, psychologically complex story will appeal to a wide range of readers. Because its characters are both smart and likable without being sentimental or idealized, it may appeal to the chick lit crowd as much as to readers who enjoy multicultural literary fiction.


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (August, 2014)

The sixth novel from Umrigar (The Space Between Us) is a deeply moving portrait of connection, disconnection, and missed connections set in an unnamed Northeastern university city. Maggie Bose is a black psychologist married to an Indian man; when an Indian woman, Lakshmi, is admitted to the hospital after a suicide attempt, Maggie is assigned the case. (. . .) Soon, the lines blur between patient and friend. A secret from Lakshmi's past and the impulsive action that follows her discovery of Maggie's affair change their lives. Although Umrigar is sometimes heavy-handed, this compassionate and memorable novel is remarkable for the depth and complexity of its characters.


Kirkus Review