Review: The Space Between Us

Thank you Lisa (Lit and Life) for hosting the read-a-long for The Space Between Us.  I'm sorry I wasn't able to post weekly - I took on more than I should have this month. 

Synopsis: Poignant and compelling, evocative and unforgettable, The Space Between Us is an intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world. Set in modern-day India and witnessed through two compelling and achingly real women, the novel shows how the lives of the rich and the poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly removed from each other, and vividlycaptures how the bonds of womanhood are pitted against the divisions of class and culture.

Posts from earlier this month:
Chapters 1-6
Chapters 7-11

Quick Take: Highly Recommend - This is a beautifully written novel. The novel touches on so many topics, from loss/grief, secrets, abuse and economic struggles to name a few.  I was struck by Bhima's realization that not being able to read played a big role in her life. 

I know many of you haven't read this book yet so I don't want to talk about it in detail - I will say...please read this one!

I will be clicking to the following blogs today to discuss this book, feel free to join me:
Book Chatter
Book In The City
Life In The Thumb
Lit and Life
Peeking Between The Pages
The Window Seat Reader

Source: Personal copy