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The Space Between Us

A Novel

by Thrity Umrigar

The Space Between Us
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    Jan 2006, 336 pages
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    Feb 2007, 352 pages

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Thrity Umrigar was born and brought up in Bombay (Mumbai) until the age of 21, when she came to the U.S. to study.  She chose to take an M.A. at Ohio State University because as she was checking through a list of American colleges that offered journalism when her eyes fell on "Ohio State University" just as the Joan Baez recording she was listening to played Banks of the Ohio, which she took to be "a sign".

During her more than 17 years as a journalist she has written for the Washington Post, the Plain Dealer, and other national newspapers, and contributes regularly to the Boston Globe's book pages. She also teaches creative writing and literature at Case Western Reserve University.

The Space Between Us is her second novel, following Bombay Time.  She has also published a memoir, First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood.  She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Her next novel, If Today Be Sweet, is due to be published in...

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