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If Today Be Sweet

by Thrity Umrigar

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If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar
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  • Published in USA  May 2007
    336 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Tehmina Sethna's beloved husband has died this past year and she is visiting her son, Sorab, in his suburban Ohio home. Now Tehmina is being asked to choose between her old, familiar life in India and a new one in Ohio with her son, his American wife, and their child.

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"Umrigar shows the unseemly side of American excess and prejudice while gently reminding readers of opportunities sometimes taken for granted." - PW.

"Though less expansive than her last novel, Umrigar's intimate portrayal of a mother and son divided by culture is a convincing testament to the enduring power of place." - Kirkus.

"Starred Review. This novel transcends culture and will appeal to a wide variety of readers. Recommended for all public libraries." - Library Journal.

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Thrity Umrigar Author Biography

Thrity Umrigaris the author of seven novels Everybody's Son, The Story Hour, The World We Found, The Weight of Heaven, The Space Between Us, If Today Be Sweet, and Bombay Time; a memoir, First Darling of the Morning; and a children's picture book, When I Carried You in My Belly. A former journalist, she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard and was a finalist for the PEN Beyond Margins Award. A professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, she lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Thrity Umrigar: thri-tee oomrigar

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