more about: The Space Between Us

A Note From Thrity Umrigar

Hi, Bookies: Fresh off a vacation, Thrity Umrigar answered questions from readers who posted, plus she sent word to you about her next book. See what she had to say. From reader Katherine Peña-Perilla: I would love to know what happened to Sera and if she would ever tell her daughter Viraf’s secret or if she kept the secret and if […]

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The Space Between Us: Chapters 19 Through the End

Hi, Bookies: Welcome back for our final pages of The Space Between Us. We start our final section with Bhima revealing to Maya more of her family’s tragic history. Maya’s discovery of the powerful letter that Gopal left behind for his wife is painful. Bhima hears this letter for only the second time, and it’s how Maya learns what happened […]

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The Space Between Us: Chapters 14 Through 18

Hi, Bookies: Before I share my thoughts and questions about our reading for the past week, I have some great news! Thrity Umrigar will be “joining” us here to answer our questions about the book! Send your questions and she’ll answer them when we’re done reading. I’m very excited to have her chat with us about her powerful book. Now […]

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The Space Between Us: Chapters 8 Through 13

Hi, Bookies: I’m still thoroughly enjoying this read. Are you? Umrigar continues to paint such a detailed picture of Sera’s upper-class world and Bhima’s world of poverty. I find the back-and-forth structure that she uses to weave the tale easy to follow. I never tire of one woman’s world, past or present, as the structure keeps me on my toes, […]

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The Space Between Us: Chapters 1 Through 7

Hi, Bookies: I’m excited to report on the first chapters of our book. And I will admit that I read one extra chapter, but we won’t chat about that one until next week. I guess I just wanted to know even more! As I sat on a beautiful North Carolina beach for my July 4th holiday weekend, it was pure […]

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Hi, RS Book Club Readers!

I’m Claudia Bloom, and I’m happy to be here as your next Real Simple No-Obligation Book Club leader. It’s my first venture doing this, and it’s exciting for me to step away for just one month from my real, live New York City book club friends to join all of you involved readers here. As a research editor at Real […]

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