my take: I’ve had this on a pile to read for almost a year. I’m glad to have picked it up to read in the summer … books set in India tend toward depressing. And this is no exception.

It’s the tale of the space between a wealthy woman and her housekeeper … and the space between each of them within their marriages and families. My one word description: multi-layered. That’s one word-ish.

Although set in India, this is essentially The Help: about the roles women play and their relationships in those roles. And a reminder of how even though the space between us is so small, it’s still a chasm. And, maybe, how the reverse is true as well.

my source: cousins Ken and Kristen

my verdict: well worth a read